Do you ever wish your life was just a little bit more dangerous?
Do you look in the mirror and think mean thoughts about your face?
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My parents would later point to these two small moments and tell me that was when they knew I would be a performer. Honestly, I don’t think I had a burning desire to act at that young age. Back then, ...
Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting ... More details on Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
As you can see, from then on, however, it was full-speed-ahead food paradise! In grade school, I would vacillate along the spectrum from chubby to full-on fat until I was about fourteen. Being overwei...
The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment Weekly.
In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy... More details on Born Standing Up
I walked past Broadway and Columbus, where Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s ramshackle City Lights Books was jam-packed with thin small-press publications offering way-out poetry and reissues of long-ago-banne...
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More than one million copies sold! A "brilliant" (Lupita Nyong'o, Time), "poignant" (Entertainment Weekly), "soul-nourishing" (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid
"Noah's childhood sto... More details on Born a Crime
Sometimes in big Hollywood movies they’ll have these crazy chase scenes where somebody jumps or gets thrown from a moving car. The person hits the ground and rolls for a bit. Then they come to a stop ...
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Ali Wong's heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mo... More details on Dear Girls
Even before your father and I got married, I felt like it was time to start trying for a baby. I had family and friends go through expensive and grueling fertility treatments. Some were successful and...
The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy.
"Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate."-O, The Oprah Magazine
When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream wa... More details on Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Call me Ishmael. I won’t answer to it, because it’s not my name, but it’s much more agreeable than most of the things I’ve been called. “Call me ‘that-weird-chick-who-says-“fuck”-a-lot’” is probably m...
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Hi! I'm Seth! I was asked to describe my book, Yearbook, for the inside cover flap (which is a gross phrase) and for websites like this one, so… here it goes!!!
Yearbook is a collection of true storie... More details on Yearbook
My dad is from Newark, New Jersey. He somehow manages to be simultaneously bald and always in dire need of a haircut. My mom is from Vancouver, British Columbia. She’s overfunctional, but also a Kunda...
The bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge comes clean (well, sort of) in her first-ever memoir, adapted from her one-woman Broadway hit show. Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of "Hollywood in-breeding," come of age ... More details on Wishful Drinking
What that really means, other than what it sounds like, is, let’s say something happens and from a certain slant maybe it’s tragic, even a little bit shocking. Then time passes and you go to the funny...
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In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating.
"I always wanted to punch his face before I read this book. Now I just want to kick him in the balls... More details on A Very Punchable Face
“If you don’t want to be great, then step aside and let someone else be great.” —ANTHONY DAVIS, LOS ANGELES LAKERS “On your first Update, whatever you do, don’t take an awkward moment to introduce you...
Parks and Recreation actor and Making It co-host Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in this New York Times bestseller.
Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman-who better to de... More details on Paddle Your Own Canoe
I showed up on Earth, in the tri-county area of Illinois, to be more precise, in 1970. This was, reportedly, the year Tom Waits showed up in LA to start pushing his demos around town. I haven’t had th...