Thursday, July 23, 2020

3 Books By Funny Women

3 Books By Funny Women You guys. YOU GUYS.  This is occasion for unbridled giddiness over three books that are coming out this fall three memoirs by three actresses that are pretty much going to send me into binge-reading weekends where my wife is not allowed to speak to me. This fall will be characterized by funny women with books. At least at my house. So lets get into the details. Normally, This Would Be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness  by Danielle Fishel Release Date:  September 9, 2014 So you guys know how Im into  Boy Meets World, right? Im a longtime fan of Danielle Fishels, and a lot of us grew up watching her on  Boy Meets World.  I cant tell you the number of disappointing conversations I had with hair stylists in my teen years when I would bring a photo of Topanga Lawrence and say, Make my hair look like this. (I would suffer similar disappointment when I brought in pictures of Meg Ryan.) Fishel has written a memoir that promises to be funny and heart-warming, offering behind-the-scenes looks at red carpet mishaps, dating (mis)adventures, and the general awkwardness that comes in life. In an interview for  Entertainment Weekly, Fishel said    â€œLife is an incredible, and often embarrassing, journey and I can’t wait to share my experiences in  Normally, This Would Be Cause for Concern.  Get ready to laugh with me (or at me â€" that’s okay, too!).”   Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What Shes Learned  by Lena Dunham Release Date:  September 30, 2014 Lena Dunhams collection of personal essays promises wit, comedy, and brutal, occasionally uncomfortable, honesty.  Already being compared to Tina Fey, David Sedaris, and Nora Ephron, Lena Dunham is filling a tall order of poignancy and comedy. But this writer-actress-director-producer-wunderkind seems equal to the challenge. In Dunhams own words, No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle.” Yes Please  by Amy Poehler Release Date:  October 28, 2014 Whether on SNL,  Parks and Recreation, or hosting an awards show with fellow funny woman with a book, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler is one seriously funny lady, and in her first book, she gives us personal stories on both comedy and seriousness, love and friendship and parenthood and sex. Ive known this thing was coming out since BookCon, and Im like, OMG, why is October so far away? The waiting! Poehler has characterized her book as a  missive from the middle of my life, an attempt to describe what its like to feel young and old at the same time.  And after the years that shes spent making us laugh on television, I can only imagine that her book will provide the same kind of smart humor weve come to expect. ____________________ Expand your literary horizons with New Books!, a weekly newsletter spotlighting 3-5 exciting new releases, hand-picked by our very own Liberty Hardy. Sign up now!   Sign up for True Story to receive nonfiction news, new releases, and must-read forthcoming titles. Thank you for signing up! Keep an eye on your inbox.

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