While we still return to Tina Fey’s Bossypants every now and then, some recent releases are making a case for why the humor genre is underrated. An entertaining read is from Fey’s frequent collaborator, Amy Poehler, whose Yes, Please, is as shrewd and dryly witty as you can expect from the longtime Saturday Night Live performer. Laugh-out-loud passages and sound advice for all ages can be lifted from The Mindy Project showrunner Mindy Kaling’s second memoir, Why Not Me? It’s also worth paying attention to Jessi Klein, a stand-up comedian and Emmy Award-winning writer, who just released You’ll Grow Out of It, a collection of essays about the universally relatable experience of growing up awkward.
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A witty reimagining of Pride and Prejudice, Eligible’s cast of characters will no doubt ring a bell with Jane Austen fans. When the novel begins, a Cincinnati housewife, Mrs. Bennet, is attempting to play matchmaker for her five daughters. She’s particularly concerned about the romantic future of her two eldest, Liz and Jane, who are both
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After meeting in prep school at 11, the lives of best friends Sarah and Lauren follow a similar trajectory—until they enter their late 20s when their differences begin to feel magnified and their paths threaten to diverge. Questions about the longevity and depth of their friendship arise when Sarah gets engaged, fueling a quarter-life crisis of sorts for Lauren.
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