You Can't Touch My Hair

Plot: A hilarious and affecting essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from celebrated stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson. Being a Black woman in American means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities.

Yes Please

Plot: In her humorous memoir, Amy Poehler shares stories about her personal life, offering readers serious and not-so-serious life advice. The book, divided into three parts, is the journal of someone looking back on her life so far and wondering what she can learn from her mistakes.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Plot: Even if the author is detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes, she’s as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.

Stay Hungry

Plot: This inspiring,honest, uproarious collection of essays traces Sebastian Maniscalco's career from playing boxing rings and bowling alleys to reaching the pinnacles of comedy success.

My Life As a Goddess

Plot: Written with Guy's characteristic blend of wit, guile, and rumination, My Life as a Goddess is an unforgettable and deeply moving book by one of today's most endearing and galvanizing voices in comedy. 

Look Alive Out There

Plot: A collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, wit, and charm. The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity. A thin coat.

Hits & Misses

Plot: A hilarious collection inspired by a former Saturday Night Livewriter's real experiences in Hollywood, chronicling the absurdity of fame and the humanity of failure in a world dominated by social media influencers and reality TV stars.

Born a Crime

Plot: This book shares a story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.


Plot: From Tina Fey's youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon—from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence. She reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

I Can't Make This Up

Plot: Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself.