A debut compilation of literary essays offers a revealing and humorous look at human fallibility and the vagaries of modern urban life as the author details the despoiling of an exhibit at the Natural History Museum, the provocation of her first boss, siccing the cops on her mysterious neighbor, and other offbeat situations.
Recounts the author's experiences growing up as a creative, sensitive gay black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish his humanity.
The stand-up comedian and co-star of The Carmichael Show presents a humorous collection of autobiographical essays that reflect her disadvantaged youth as a foster child in South Central Los Angeles, her discovery of her talent for comedy and her struggles with gender, race and class boundaries in the entertainment industry.
The best-selling author of That Is All presents a memoir of his cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, describing his midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man and his observations on such subjects as the horror of freshwater clams and the evolutionary purpose of the mustache.
The woman behind "Bitchesgottaeat.com' shares stories of her life from a failed "Bachelorette" application and awkward sexual encounters to a romantic vacation and ill-fated pilgrimage to scatter her estranged father's ashes in Nashville.
The author draws on her experiences growing up in a South Asian immigrant family to provide humorous advice for dealing with overbearing "Aunties."
The author of Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals presents a darkly comic memoir about her relationship with her unconventional married Catholic priest father, describing emblematic moments from her youth and the crisis that led the author and her non-religious husband to briefly live in her parents' rectory.
Tales of a 6' 4, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian
A memoir and manifesto by the comedian, hit podcast host and star of United Shades of America shares intersectional progressive views on forefront issues ranging from race relations and law enforcement to right-wing politics and parenthood.
The host of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah traces his wild coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.
The Guardian columnist and This American Life social commentator presents a series of essays about the qualities of a comedic feminist and her experiences of coming of age in a popular culture that is hostile to plus-sized women who speak their minds.
The stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster offers humorous, poignant essays describing her experience as a black woman in modern America on topics such as how she's been questioned on her love of Billy Joel and U2 and why you can't touch her hair.
Uproarious and poignant stories from the Inside Amy Schumer head writer's awkward youth include entries on her tomboy pursuits of femininity, her emulation of Oprah and the dangers of wedding websites.