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Hilarious Books by Women You Should Read

on March 19, 2014

bossypantsAre you looking for a good book to read? Are you in the mood for something funny and entertaining? There are several hilarious books on the market today by comedic women which you may enjoy. As they say, laughter is the best medicine for pretty much any situation you may find yourself in. Here are a few books that are sure to lift your spirits through shear hilarity.

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Most people know comedian Tina Fey from her days on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. She also stars in a few different movies including Baby Mama, Date Night, and Mean Girls. In 2001, Fey released her first autobiographical comedy book, Bossypants. This book was on The New York Times Best Seller list for several weeks and has done very well since then in terms of sales.

In this book, Fey tells her life story through humorous anecdotes. Beginning with her childhood, Fey describes what her life was like leading up to her ultimate fame in comedic television and her role as a mother to her daughter. If you love Tina Fey’s humor, this is definitely one book you will not want to put down.

Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler

Comedian Chelsea Handler currently hosts a late-night talk show on E! called Chelsea Lately. Besides her show, Handler is also an actress, writer, and producer. So far she has written and published four books which have all made it onto the New York Times Best Seller list.

In 2008, Chelsea Handler released a collection of essays in her book Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. Most of the essays are autobiographical about her life. This hilarious collection is a must-read for anyone who just needs a good laugh.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is best known for her role as Kelly Kapoor in The Office and her star role as Mindy Lahiri in The Mindy Project. She has written and produced several episodes and is the voice of Taffyta Muttonfudge in the animated film Wreck-It Ralph.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is Kaling’s first book and was published in 2011. It is a collection of essays which are mainly about her life and career. She also includes short observational essays about her family, friends, and relationships. If you enjoy Mindy Kaling in her television roles, you’ll love what she has to say in this comedic book.

Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneresellen book

American stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres is the host of her own show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She has been doing comedy since the early 1980s and is the voice of Dory in the animated film, Finding Nemo (2003). DeGeneres has won several awards from the Emmys as well as American Comedy awards, a Saturn award, a Teen Choice award, and many others.

DeGeneres has published three books so far. Her latest one came out in 2011 titled Seriously…I’m Kidding. This hilarious book talks about her life over the last few years with many jokes and random observations. If you want to read something that is happy and carefree, this is the book for you.

Check your local bookshop or online book retailer for these four hilarious women, you are bound to find a new favorite book. Their humor and stories will put a smile on your face and you won’t want to stop reading them until you are finished. In honor of women and Women’s History Month, check out the graphic below to take a deeper dive into the lives of iconic female authors.


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56 Responses to “Hilarious Books by Women You Should Read”

  1. I read that book by Tina Fey and really enjoyed it. I have yet to read the other ones, though.

  2. Kay Adeola says:

    I would love to read Ellen’s book for sure i think she is funny and a great person.I do not have much time for books at the moment but it would be nice to just be able to sit chill and read at some point.

  3. I have never read a book that was funny before, I normally stick to mystery or romance. I think I am missing something as these sound great and who could not use a good laugh.

  4. I’ve read all these books and I love that people are finally taking women seriously! I’ve always thought that funny woman are even funnier than funny men! Great post <3

  5. Melanie says:

    I’ve read a few books on the list and they are great! They really made me laugh. I liked the one Tina Fey did, awesome

  6. Pam says:

    Very interesting infograph. I love all of the authors showcased on the graphic and I love your choices too. I need to get that book by Ellen and read it. I know I would really enjoy it.

  7. An interesting selection of books. My sister in law would enjoy a few of them.

  8. Tiffany says:

    I’m not a big fan of Chelsea Handler but I would love to read Ellen’s book! She is hysterical!

  9. Terry says:

    I was just looking at my huge stack of reading books today and I couldn’t find anything I wanted to read. I need to stop reading all the murder mystries and lighten up a little bit.

    • dgabbard says:

      Absolutely! I love that type of book, too…but I also love funny! These are all great– and I love George Carlin books and Drew Carey too.

  10. Pam says:

    I have read Chelsea Handler’s book and Tina Fey’s. They are both hilarious, strong women. Lately, I have read several books by Jen Lancaster.

  11. oh Bossy pants is on my wish list and Id love to own a copy of the Ellen book

  12. I always love a good book. Thank you for the recomendations. I will definitely check them out.

  13. lawna says:

    Oh, I just love Ellen Degeneres! She is way too funny so I bet her book would be very funny too!

  14. becca says:

    I’ve been wanting to read the Ellen Dengernse book I’m huge fan of hers.

  15. Amber Nelson says:

    I have read all of those books and they are all worth reading.

  16. Ave says:

    I would love to read Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres. Sounds like a great book!

  17. Beth says:

    I wanna read the vodka book. Seems like my type of thing!

    • dgabbard says:

      Chelsea Handler is such a hoot…a little irreverent, but oh so funny! And I LOVE her take on the Judy Blume “ARe you there God, it’s me Margaret?” title.

  18. I know I would love reading “Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres”. Going to see about getting my hands on it!!

  19. Rosey says:

    Thanks for the reading list share. Ellen’s book title made me laugh. :)

    • dgabbard says:

      Ellen is one funny lady– I love that she refused to knuckle under to society and succeeded on her own terms.

  20. I’ve been wanting to read Tina Fey’s book but several of the others look good as well. The Diary of Anne Frank has always been one of my favorites.

  21. Veronica says:

    These like great books to read, but I honestly never read books by celebrities. I just find that their lives aren’t ones that I choose to emulate or be influenced by. I’m sure they are all funny though

    • dgabbard says:

      I had read a couple of others previously– George Carlin and Drew Carey (fellow Cleveland native!) and they were both so funny. Neither was really about their life, really just funny stuff and had him laughing on the couch.

  22. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Bossypants has been on my list for so long. I really look forward to reading it. Thanks for the other recommendations, too.

  23. Ashley B. says:

    I’d love to read Ellen’s book. I actually didn’t even realize she had one out.

  24. These seem like such great selection. I would totally enjoy ready these books.

  25. Toni says:

    Thanks for sharing these. I will have to check them all out, I am always looking for new things to read.

  26. I think Tina Fey is awesome and I love the fact that she is true to herself and doesn’t hold back.

  27. I love Tina Fey lol. I like her style of humor, she reminds me a lot of myself.

  28. Kandi says:

    Diary of a Young Girl was a very good book. May have to look into the Ellen book. I love her out look on life.

  29. Amy Ditmore says:

    I LOVE Are you There Vodka….she is one of my favorite TV personalities.

  30. Veronica Lee says:

    I am a big fan of Ellen and would love to read her book. She really rocks!

  31. melisa says:

    I had no idea Tina Fey even had a book out, a little out of the loop. I’d like to read this one, I need to read more of a light-hearted book next.

  32. Alicia Morris says:

    I love to read would love to read Ellen’s book when I get time or I can find it at are store thanks for the reviews on them will have to read them soon

    • dgabbard says:

      You’re welcome– she is SO funny, and I really have to give her credit for the way she handles her sexuality and makes it such a non-issue.

  33. Shannon says:

    I love Tina Fey and Ellen. These all sound like great books, thank you for telling us about them!

  34. ElizabethB says:

    I’m always on the lookout for new books and these sound fantastic! Thanks for recommending them, I’ll be sure to check them out.

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