Amy Poehler Signs a Book Deal! 18 Memoirs to Tide You Over 'Til It's Out

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Over 'Til It's OutAmy Poehler has signed a book deal - huzzah! The Parks and Recreation star, Saturday Night Live alum, and best friend to Tina Fey will be writing a memoir described as "an illustrated, nonlinear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons." It Books - a Harper Collins imprint - will publish the book in 2014. Along with Amy's diary, we can't wait to dive into the upcoming book by one of our other favorite funny ladies, Girls creator Lena Dunham, who signed a deal last year for a collection of essays. Both women join the ranks of talented female comedians who've penned popular reads about their lives, including Tina, Chelsea Handler, Mindy Kaling, and Sarah Silverman. While we wait for Amy's tome to hit bookshelves, check out some of our other favorite memoirs by famous funny ladies!

  • Bossypants: Tina Fey's memoir, Bossypants, had me at its cover but really sealed the deal with its description: "From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence."

  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?: Comedy writer and The Office actress Mindy Kaling will crack you up with her musings in Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns). This book is part memoir, touching on Mindy's shy childhood as a daughter of immigrants and observations of Hollywood life, and part life advice on everything from romance to friendship. And with The New York Times calling Mindy "Tina Fey's cool little sister," we knew it'd be great.

  • Girl Walks Into a Bar . . .: Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch gets real and really funny in Girl Walks Into a Bar . . . Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle. In her memoir, Rachel hilariously recounts her dating experiences and how she unexpectedly became a mother at 44.

  • Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang: Chelsea Handler's follow-up to Are You There, Vodka? It's Me Chelsea, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, is a hilarious collection of personal essays. She tackles growing up unpopular, living with her boyfriend, friends' weddings, and more.

  • The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee: Sarah Silverman's frank memoir, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee, pokes fun at herself through stories of her bed-wetting childhood, adventures as a stand-up comic trying to make it in New York, and beyond.


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  • You'll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again: One Woman's Painfully Funny Quest to Give It Up: Chelsea Lately writer and stand-up comedienne Heather McDonald tells her tale of virginity 'til 27 in her laughter-inducing memoir, You'll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again: One Woman's Painfully Funny Quest to Give It Up. She writes, "Can't a girl dress like a hooker, dance like a stripper, and kiss like a porn star and still be a nineteen-year-old virgin?"

  • Seriously . . . I'm Kidding: Funnylady and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres opens up about her personal life, shares words of wisdom, and throws in plenty of hilarious stories in her latest autobiography, Seriously . . . I'm Kidding. Specifically, Ellen talks about her short-lived hosting gig on American Idol, modeling for CoverGirl, and her royal connection (she's related to Kate Middleton!).

  • I Know I Am, but What Are You?: I Know I Am, but What Are You? by The Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee is the candid musings of the Canadian's childhood and curious career choices. These include time spent working in a frame store, at a penis clinic, and as a Japanese anime character in a touring children's show.

  • Official Book Club Selection: Kathy Griffin leaves no shot untaken in her memoir, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, about her slow climb from a nobody D-lister to an Emmy Award-winning D-lister. Anyone who's crossed her along the way, especially celebrities, should watch out!

  • Life as I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex . . . Not Necessarily in That Order: Chelsea Lately writer and comedian Sarah Colonna shares her questionable life choices in Life as I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex . . . Not Necessarily in That Order. It's a tale of pursuing your dreams and then screwing it all up.

  • If You Ask Me (and of Course You Won't): With seven decades in the spotlight, spunky Betty White looks back on her life in her funny and sweet memoir, If You Ask Me (and of Course You Won't). Betty addresses rumors, makes life observations, and shares stories surrounding her recent Hollywood projects.


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  • Ali in Wonderland: Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales is a memoir by the funny and outlandish Ali Wentworth on her blue-blood childhood, sketch comedy days, and search for love. Kathy Griffin calls it "chicken soup for the vagina," so obviously it's a must read.

  • Suck It, Wonder Woman: Daily Show-correspondent-turned-actress Olivia Munn takes us through life and sex on Hollywood's C-list in her collection of essays, Suck It, Wonder Woman!.

  • Love, Lust, and Faking It: From MTV host to Playboy cover girl, to marriage then divorce, you don't live through all that without a sense of humor. And maybe knowing a thing or two about sex, fantasy, and fetish. Jenny McCarthy takes us on a humorous romp through her sexploits in Love, Lust, and Faking It.

  • Is It Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There?: Whoopi tries to find out why everyone's so rude these days in her book Is It Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There?.

  • I'm the One That I Want: Comedian Margaret Cho recalls her childhood as a misfit daughter of Korean immigrants in San Francisco (who originally named her "Moran") in I'm the One That I Want.

  • Wishful Drinking: Star Wars princess Carrie Fisher tells some crazy life stories in her memoir Wishful Drinking, including finding out the father of her daughter was gay and waking up in bed next to a dead friend.


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