Memoirs to Keep You Laughing
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Author Bill Bryson recounts hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Born a Crime by Trevor NoahThe Daily Show host Trevor Noah begins with his birth in South Africa in this memoir about his childhood and young adulthood.
Born Standing Up by Steve MartinComedian Steve Martin describes “why I did stand up and why I walked away.”
Bossypants by Tiny FeyActress Tina Fey’s hilarious autobiography of her life so far.
Dad is Fat by Jim GaffiganComedian Jim Gaffigan discusses parenthood and family.
by Shaun BythellBookstore owner Shaun Bythell tells stories about working at The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland.
Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie HuangAuthor and chef Eddie Huang writes about finding himself and growing up in Orlando as the child of immigrants.
Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh DumasAuthor Firoozeh Dumas narrates what happened when her family moved from Iran to California in 1972.
A Girl Named Zippy by Haven KimmelAuthor Haven Kimmel recounts her childhood in small-town Mooreland, Indiana.
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie BroshBlogger and artist Allie Brosh illustrates stories from her childhood and struggles with mental health in this graphic novel memoir.
by Nora EphronJournalist and filmmaker Nora Ephron talks about her life, focusing on the experience of aging.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingActress Mindy Kaling shares essays about her life and observations.
Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny LawsonBlogger Jenny Lawson uses humor to guide the reader through her most embarrassing and awkward life moments.
by David SedarisAuthor David Sedaris narrates stories about his family and moving from Paris to New York without knowing French.
by Chelsea HandlerChelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler brings together her adventures in one-night stands.
by Anna KendrickActress Anna Kendrick recounts her childhood, observations, and path to film.
Sh*t My Dad Says – Justin HalpernAuthor Justin Halpern writes down things his 73 year-old dad/roommate says.
by Drew MagaryColumnist Drew Magary reflects on parenting and family in America.
Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy CrystalActor Billy Crystal looks back on his life and discusses his career and growing older.
by Steve DublanicaBlogger and ex-waiter Steve Dublanica (The Waiter) shares the experiences of servers and waitstaff.
What’s so Funny?: My Hilarious Life by Tim ConwayActor Tim Conway continues to make people laugh as he writes about his life and career.
Yes Please by Amy PoehlerActress Amy Poehler shares personal stories and advice.