I’m Just a Person

Ecco - Hit with this devastating barrage, Tig took her grief onstage. One of america’s most original comedic voices delivers a darkly funny, wryly observed, cancer, and emotionally raw account of her year of death, and epiphany. In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C.

An inspired combination of the deadpan silliness of her comedy and the open-hearted vulnerability that has emerged in the wake of that dire time, I’m Just a Person is a moving and often hilarious look at this very brave, very funny woman’s journey into the darkness and her thrilling return from it.

I'm Just a Person - How are you? hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer. The set went viral instantly and was ultimately released as Tig’s sophomore album, Live, which sold one hundred thousand units in just six weeks and was later nominated for a Grammy. Now, the wildly popular star takes stock of that no good, very bad year—a difficult yet astonishing period in which tragedy turned into absurdity and despair transformed into joy.

I have cancer. Diff, she went through a breakup, her mother unexpectedly died, and then she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, she broke new comedic ground, opening an unvarnished set with the words: “Good evening. Hello.





Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

Penguin Books - There is also some advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god. Everyone is doing it now. Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: john hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him and some day will; and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them.

Vacationland collects these real life wanderings, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, and through them you learn of the horror of freshwater clams, and which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison. Though wildly, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men in particular must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, weird dads that they are.

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches - I love everything about this hilarious book except the font size. Jon stewartalthough his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn’t seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore.





Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours

Dey Street Books - While steve falcone may not have been the briefcase and gray flannel suit type, he taught Ben priceless lessons about what matters most in life. Navigating the complicated role of being the only male in a house full of women, he finds himself growing more and more concerned as he sounds more and more like his dad.

. A funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and writer/director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, who also penned the Foreword, Melissa McCarthy, are shaped by his own childhood. Though he’s best known for his appearances in the movie Enough Said, as well as his hilarious role as Air Marshall Jon in Bridesmaids, Ben Falcone isn’t a big shot movie star director at home.

Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours - A supportive, and downright funny dad, sometimes hilarious, creative, Steve made sure his sons’ lives were never dull—a sense of adventure that carries through this warm, and poignant memoir. He also shares tales from his own childhood in Southern Illinois, and life with his father—an outspoken, brilliant, but unconventional man with a big heart and a somewhat casual approach to employment named Steve Falcone.

Ben is just an ordinary dad who has his share of fights with other parents blocking his view with their expensive electronic devices at school performances. There, he’s just dad. In this winning collection of stories, Ben shares his funny and poignant adventures as the husband of Melissa McCarthy, and the father of their two young daughters.





We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays

Vintage - A new york times bestseller*Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets, but could easily pass for 60-something"—detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes, sharing awkward sexual encounters, explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette—she's "35-ish, or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban moms—hang in there for the Costco loot—she’s as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.

. With we are never Meeting in Real Life. Bitches gotta eat” blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form.





Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years

Ecco - After graduating from college in 2008, he went straight to the Obama campaign. In his comic, coming-of-age memoir, he takes us back to the Obama years – and charts a path forward in the age of Trump. More than any other presidency, barack obama’s eight years in the White House were defined by young people – twenty-somethings who didn’t have much experience in politics or anything else, for that matter, yet suddenly found themselves in the most high-stakes office building on earth.

Until leaving the white house in 2016, he wrote on topics from healthcare to climate change to criminal justice reform. As president obama’s go-to comedy writer, he also took the lead on the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the so-called “State of the Union of jokes. Now, in this refreshingly honest memoir, Litt brings us inside Obamaworld.

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years - A new york times bestselleran esquire best book of 2017remember when presidents spoke in complete sentences instead of in unhinged tweets? Former Obama speechwriter David Litt does. David litt was one of those twenty-somethings. In 2011, he became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Full of hilarious stories and told in a truly original voice,  Thanks, professionally, Obama is an exciting debut about what it means – personally, and politically – to grow up.

For all the moments of chaos, frustration, disillusionment, and yes, Litt remains a believer in the words that first drew him to the Obama campaign: “People who love this country can change it. In telling his own story, Litt sheds fresh light on his former boss’s legacy.





Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter

HarperOne - Writing for all who admire his example and who search for wisdom only a man of great experience can offer, faith, this American icon shares his thoughts on love, courage, and the future. Poitier draws upon the perspective and wisdom gained from his memories as a poor boy in the Bahamas, falling in love and raising a family, his experience of racism coming to the United States, achieving stardom and success in Hollywood, breaking the race barrier in theater and film during the Civil Rights Era, and being a diplomat and humanitarian.

He reflects on the deepest questions and the significant passages of his life, the virtues that helped him through tough times, and the sense of purpose and history that strengthened him. Throughout, poitier shares stories about the people of courage he has met along the way and the meaning of life in the face of death.

Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter - . Life beyond measure is the perfect book to inspire readers to live the fullest life with integrity, from one of our most respected celebrities and a national treasure. Sidney poitier is one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood. He emphasizes the importance of the role of faith in a technological age, as well as our responsibility to the earth and future generations.

Poitier reflects on his amazing life in Life Beyond Measure, offering inspirational advice and personal stories in the form of extended letters to his great-granddaughter. He has overcome enormous obstacles in extraordinary times and is a role model for many Americans because of his convictions, bravery, and grace.





Mother Knows Best?: The Truth About Mom's Well-Meaning But Not Always Accurate Advice

Skyhorse - But does she? here is the book that finally sets the record straight on the received wisdom and commonly accepted notions we’ve all routinely followed for generations. Will a little warm milk really help you go to sleep? Yes—although cold milk works just as well. Does turning a light off for a few minutes actually use more energy than it saves? No.

Is chicken soup the best cure for the common cold? Not clear, but it certainly helps. If you pick up a baby every time she cries, will she get spoiled? No, babies need all the love they can get! Your mother should know. Mother knows best? will entertain and amuse as it informs, offering not only the real basis in fact but also the origin and purpose of Mom’s sometimes dubious counsel.





I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

Henry Holt and Co. - It passes on lessons and side-eyes on life, and fame, social media, culture, from addressing those terrible friends we all have to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook. With a lighthearted, social media, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some "act right" into our lives, I'm Judging You is the handbook the world needs, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, and popular culture.

I'm judging you is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives. It is the Do-Better Manual. A truth-riot of a book!"—shonda rhimesnew york times bestseller#1 Washington Post BestsellerRedbook “20 Books By Women You Must Read this Fall” GoodHousekeeping.

I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual - Com “17 new best new books to read this fall”bookriot “100 must-read hilarious books”Goodreads Choice Awards FinalistNow in development with "Shondaland" and ABC Signature Studios as cable television seriesComedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie. Com, 000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essaysWith over 500, AwesomelyLuvvie.

Com, luvvie ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture.





Stop Wasting Time: End Procrastination in 5 Weeks with Proven Productivity Techniques

Althea Press - Whatever you want to do, start today. Stop wasting time shows you the way. You can do this!Going to the gym. Making that phone call. Structured and results-oriented steps take you on your journey to increased motivation and productivity. Pursuing your dreams. Stop wasting time can help you start living procrastination free.

Stop wasting time includes:5-week program—you take the time necessary to tap into your motivations, meet ambition goals and learn productive habits. Action-focused—hands-on activities and proven techniques get you real results. Instructive and supportive—the wealth of activities and exercises are accompanied by a healthy dose of cheerleading.

Stop Wasting Time: End Procrastination in 5 Weeks with Proven Productivity Techniques - Beat procrastination in 5-weeks. It’s hard to break the procrastination cycle unless you know why you do it and what steps you need to take to solve the problem. It’s your complete, action-focused, procrastination-ending guide. Up-to-the-minute research helps you understand the causes of procrastination and identify your personal procrastination style.





My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie

William Morrow - A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of carrie fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia. In december 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses that occurred in less than twenty-four hours.

The stunned public turned for solace to debbie’s only remaining child, Todd Fisher, who somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief. The son of "america’s sweethearts" Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Todd grew up amid the glamorous wealth and pretense of Hollywood.

My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie - His book, part homage, celebrates their legacies through a more intimate, part memoir, poignant, and often hilarious portrait of these two remarkable women than has ever been revealed before. With thirty-two pages of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from his family’s private archives, Todd’s book is a love letter to a sister and a mother, and a gift to countless fans who are mourning the deaths of these two unforgettable stars.

. Thanks to his funny, but always close to his cherished mom, his own man, Todd remained down to earth, and to his sister through her meteoric rise to stardom and her struggle with demons that never diminished her humor, no-nonsense mother, loving, talent, or spirit. Now, todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days.





The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal

Villard - Don’t even try. Need proof? check out the idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death and try not to bust a gut. And then there are the lessons she has learned the hard way: Though it may seem like a good idea, it’s best not to hire a tweaked-out homeless guy to clean up your yard. In notaro’s world, strangers are stranger than fiction.

Join notaro as she experiences the popular phenomenon of laser hair removal because at least one of her chins should be stubble-free; bemoans the scourge of the Open Mouth Coughers on America’s airplanes and in similarly congested areas; welcomes the newest ex-con yay, a sex offender! to her neighborhood; and watches, against her own better judgment, every Discovery Health Channel special on parasites and tapeworms that has ever aired—resulting in an overwhelming fear that a worm the size of a python will soon come a-knocking on her back door.

The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal - New york times bestseller • laurie notaro has an uncanny ability to attract insanity—and leave readers doubled over with laughter. The plain dealer says that laurie notaro is “a scream, the freak-magnet of a girlfriend you can’t wait to meet for a drink to hear her latest story. With the idiot girl and the flaming tantrum of Death, Notaro proves she’s not only funny but resigned to the fact that you can’t look bad ass in a Prius.

One must always check the hotel bathroom for hobo hairs and consciously remember not to stare at old men with giant man-boobies.