Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

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Avery #ad - Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians. Her career at a low point, dog- sitting, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, learning Spanish-and dating. Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. After all, what did a forty- something single woman living in New York have to lose? Resigned to childlessness but still hoping for romance, Dratch was out for drinks with a friend when she met John.

Handsome and funny, undreamed-of child, after only six months of dating long-distance, he became the inadvertent father of her wholly unplanned, and moved to New York to be a dad. Secretaries. Is a refreshing version of the "happily ever after" story that proves female comics-like bestsellers Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler-are truly having their moment.

Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle #ad - She was hilarious! so what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. With riotous humor, the awe of her single friends, Dratch recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, and the awkwardness of a baby-care class where the instructor kept tossing out the f-word.

Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch's time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar.

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The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

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Harper #ad - From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne and star of the powerful 2015 film I Smile Back Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like sarah’s television show the sarah silverman program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too Fat to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.

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I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star

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Anchor #ad - Because even though she sometimes has a stylist and a makeup artist, she still wears and hates! Spanx. Because even after almost twenty years in Hollywood, she still hasn’t figured everything out—except that you should always wash your face before bed. You’ll love her because, besides being laugh-out-loud funny, she makes us genuinely feel like she’s one of us.

Yes, you totally recognize her. You know judy greer, arrested development, right? Maybe from The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, Carrie, or The Descendants. Always.  . Want to know which celebs she’s peed next to? or what the Academy Awards are actually like? Or which hot actor gave her father a Harley-Davidson? Don’t worry; Greer reveals all of that, too.

I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star #ad - And, odds are, you already feel like she’s your friend. In her first book of essays, i don’t know what you know me from, greer writes about everything you would hope to hear from your best friend: how a midnight shopping trip to Walgreens can cure all; what it’s like to wake up one day with stepchildren; and how she really feels about fans telling her that she’s prettier in person.

Yes, it’s all here—from the hilarious moments to the  intimate confessions. But judy greer isn’t just a regular friend—she’s a celebrity friend.

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Yes Please

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Dey Street Books #ad - 1 new york times bestsellerdo you want to get to know the woman we first came to love on comedy central's upright citizens brigade? do you want to spend some time with the lady who made you howl with laughter on Saturday Night Live, Blades of Glory, and They Came Together? Do you find yourself daydreaming about hanging out with the actor behind the brilliant Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation? Did you wish you were in the audience at the last two Golden Globes ceremonies, and in movies like Baby Mama, so you could bask in the hilarity of Amy's one-liners?If your answer to these questions is "Yes Please!" then you are in luck.

Yes Please #ad - . Honest, personal, real, and righteous, Yes Please is full of words to live by. In her first book, one of our most beloved funny folk delivers a smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read. Full of the comedic skill that makes us all love Amy, lists, photographs, Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, to be specific, poetry Plastic Surgery Haiku, mantras and advice.

With chapters like "treat your career like a bad boyfriend, " "Plain Girl Versus the Demon" and "The Robots Will Kill Us All" Yes Please will make you think as much as it will make you laugh.

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I Know I Am, But What Are You?

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Gallery Books #ad - Of lovers. Jesus H. Candid, executive producer and writer of tbs's comedy television series the detour, laugh-out-loud funny essays from much-loved Samantha Bee, host of TBS's uproarious late-night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, outspoken, and former The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Most Senior Correspondent.

In i know i am, but what are you? she shares her unique and irreverent viewpoint on subjects as wide-ranging as: BARBIE’S DREAM HOUSE There were six main players in my coterie: G. I. Who do it. With each other. Joe macho, smart, marie osmond career gal, obviously, eternally single, good-looking, carpet-munching neighbor, busy with athletics, Ken gay, and an old-timey Barbie from the sixties smoker’s cough, dumb, regular Barbie slutty, Wonder Woman hot, swinger.

I Know I Am, But What Are You? #ad - Mrs. In fact, jesus and i were so tight that if at any moment He should materialize, I knew we would listen to my disco records and eat Tang straight from the package, just like lovers did. Christ. Family ties there’s really nothing creepier than going somewhere with one of your parents and having people think you are together, as a couple.

Her childhood crush i had a notebook dedicated to ironing out the details of my postmarital name change. Gym class my grandmother would send me in a navy-blue, one-piece cashmere sweat suit with a patent-leather belt, puffy-sleeved, and warn me not to sweat in it, since it was dry-clean only.

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Unqualified

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Dutton #ad - And it's great advice, because she's been through it all, and she wants to tell you what she's learned. After surviving an awkward childhood when she bribed the fastest boy in the third grade with ice cream, navigating dating and marriage in Hollywood, and building a podcast around romantic advice, Anna has plenty of lessons to share: Advocate for yourself.

A hilarious, honest memoir—combined with just the right amount of relationship advice—from the popular actress and host of the hit podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified. Anna faris has advice for you. Part memoir—including stories about being “the short girl” in elementary school, unflinching advice from her hit podcast, and dealing with the pressures of the entertainment industry and parenthood—part humorous, Anna Faris Is Unqualified, finding and keeping female friends, the book will reveal Anna's unique take on how to master the bizarre, chaotic, and ultimately rewarding world of love.

Unqualified #ad - Hilarious, and useful, honest, Unqualified is the book Anna's fans have been waiting for. And, finally, don't date magicians. Her comic memoir, unqualified, sympathetic, shares Anna's candid, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. Know that there are wonderful people out there and that a great relationship is possible.

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns

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Three Rivers Press #ad - If so,  mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, you’ve come to the right book, friendship, and Hollywood, mostly! In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls.

Or perhaps. Mindy kaling really is just a girl next door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka. Praise for is everyone hanging out without me? “where have you been all our lives, Mindy?”—Glamour “Who wouldn’t want to hang out with Mindy Kaling?

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns #ad - New york times bestseller • “kaling is like Tina Fey’s cool little sister. The next Nora Ephron. The new york times mindy kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, and, a ben affleck–impersonating off-broadway performer and playwright, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, finally, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”  Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night, or what is the perfect amount of fame so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law, or what makes a great guy one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly, or how to maintain a trim figure you will not find that information in these pages.

Is everyone hanging Out Without Me? is like a mash note to comedy nerds. Time out new york “Very funny. Boston globe “like listening to a likably gabby friend chatter happily over generously poured glasses of red wine.

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Bossypants

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Reagan Arthur Books #ad - Spirited and whip-smart, mean girls, these laugh-out-loud autobiographical essays are "a masterpiece" from the Emmy Award-winning actress and comedy writer known for 30 Rock, and SNL Sunday Telegraph. Before liz lemon, " before "sarah palin, before "weekend Update, " Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher.

From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Bossypants #ad - Tina fey reveals all, and proves what we've always suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy. Includes special, photoshop, never-before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, the Electoral Process, Princesses, and Italian Rum Cake! . She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, tina Fey's story can be told.

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Why Not Me?

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Crown Archetype #ad - Novak is weird as hell. Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. Novak “i will freely admit: my relationship with B. J. And now they had matching bangs.

In “unlikely leading lady, ” she muses on america’s fixation with the weight of actresses, “Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they’re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture. And in “soup snakes, ” kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.

J. From the author of the beloved new york times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.

Why Not Me? #ad - In “how to look spectacular: a starlet’s confessions, ” kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, “Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn’t the land of appropriate–this is Hollywood, baby. In why not me?, seeking new friendships in lonely places, whether it’s falling in love at work, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

Out here, a dark-skinned woman’s traditional hair color is honey blonde.

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My Squirrel Days: Tales from the Star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office

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Scribner #ad - If you’ve ever been curious about what happens behind the scenes of your favorite shows, ” how to recover if you accidentally fall on Doris Kearns Goodwin or tell Tina Fey on meeting her for the first time that she has “great hair—really strong and thick, what it really takes to be a soul cycle “warrior, ” this is your chance to find out.

A pleasure. But she’s real and she’s all ours!” —tina fey “Ellie is a hilarious and talented writer, although we’ll never know how much of this book the squirrel wrote. Mindy kalingmeet Ellie, the best-intentioned redhead next door. You’ll learn how she found her comedic calling in the world of improv, became a wife, mother and New Yorker, and landed the role of a bridesmaid while simultaneously being a bridesmaid in Bridesmaids.

My Squirrel Days: Tales from the Star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office #ad - Comedian and star of the office and unbreakable kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious, refreshing, and inspiring collection of essays “teeming with energy and full of laugh-out-loud moments” Associated Press. Louis, eating her feelings while watching pg-13 movies, whether directing and also starring in her family holiday pageant, washing her dad’s car with a Brillo pad, failing to become friends with a plump squirrel in her backyard, or becoming a “sports monster” who ends up warming the bench of her Division 1 field hockey team in college.

Ellie kemper is the kind of stable, funny, intelligent, healthy woman that usually only exists in yogurt commercials. You’ll get to know and love the comic, and the exuberant, perpetually polite actress playing Erin Hannon on The Office, upbeat, pink-pants-wearing star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Ellie “dives fully into each role—as actor, comedian, and if not exactly become a glass-half-full sort of person, writer, and also wife and new mom—with an electric dedication, by which one learns to reframe the picture, at least become able to appreciate them” Vogue.

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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

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Gallery Books #ad - Whether she’s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, or discovering her cross-fit instructor’s secret bad habit, laughing out loud, sharing her own views on love and marriage, brave, admitting to being an introvert, and sobbing uncontrollably—but only because it’s over.

She’s an honesty bomb. It's bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend. Theskimm “amy’s got your back. The instant #1 new york times bestseller "this is your happy hour with Amy Schumer. She’s in your corner. Now, amy schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of extremely personal and observational essays.

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo #ad - Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend—an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. And she’s coming for you. Actress tilda swinton and trainwreck co-starthe emmy award-winning and Tony-nominated comedian, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed films Trainwreck and I Feel Pretty has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, actress, writer, satirical humor.

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