Memoirs to Keep You Laughing

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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Author Bill Bryson recounts hiking the Appalachian Trail.


Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah begins with his birth in South Africa in this memoir about his childhood and young adulthood.

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Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

Comedian Steve Martin describes “why I did stand up and why I walked away.”

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Bossypants by Tiny Fey

Actress Tina Fey’s hilarious autobiography of her life so far.

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Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan discusses parenthood and family.

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The Diary of a Bookseller 

by Shaun Bythell

Bookstore owner Shaun Bythell tells stories about working at The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland.

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Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang

Author and chef Eddie Huang writes about finding himself and growing up in Orlando as the child of immigrants.

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Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

Author Firoozeh Dumas narrates what happened when her family moved from Iran to California in 1972.

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Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl

Food writer Ruth Reichl explores the relationship between her disguises as a food critic and her experiences eating at different restaurants.

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A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

Author Haven Kimmel recounts her childhood in small-town Mooreland, Indiana.

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Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Blogger and artist Allie Brosh illustrates stories from her childhood and struggles with mental health in this graphic novel memoir.

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I Feel Bad About My Neck 

by Nora Ephron

Journalist and filmmaker Nora Ephron talks about her life, focusing on the experience of aging.

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Actress Mindy Kaling shares essays about her life and observations.

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Let’s Pretend this Never Happened  by Jenny Lawson

Blogger Jenny Lawson uses humor to guide the reader through her most embarrassing and awkward life moments.
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Me Talk Pretty One Day 

by David Sedaris

Author David Sedaris narrates stories about his family and moving from Paris to New York without knowing French.

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My Horizontal Life 

by Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler brings together her adventures in one-night stands.

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Scrappy Little Nobody 

by Anna Kendrick

Actress Anna Kendrick recounts her childhood, observations, and path to film.

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Sh*t My Dad Says – Justin Halpern

Author Justin Halpern writes down things his 73 year-old dad/roommate says.

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Someone Could Get Hurt 

by Drew Magary

Columnist Drew Magary reflects on parenting and family in America.

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Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal

Actor Billy Crystal looks back on his life and discusses his career and growing older.

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Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip 

by Steve Dublanica

Blogger and ex-waiter Steve Dublanica (The Waiter) shares the experiences of servers and waitstaff.

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What’s so Funny?: My Hilarious Life  by Tim Conway

Actor Tim Conway continues to make people laugh as he writes about his life and career.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Actress Amy Poehler shares personal stories and advice.