There's a lot to look forward to this fall, like crunchy leaves and pumpkin everything and not being so hot you want to die, but there's one thing that stands out: I'm talking about a book. But not just any book -- it's a book by AMY POEHLER. And it's her memoir! It's called Yes Please, and it's coming out on October 28th, thus making Halloween only the second coolest thing to happen that week.
(Lena Dunham also has a memoir being published in the fall, Not That Kind Of Girl, out on September 30th. It's also exciting but like, not as exciting as Amy's.)
I know that it's only mid-July and late October is in fact a long ways away. So in the meantime, I've read and analyzed five lady comic memoirs that already exist, and ranked them here. (I'm not trying to be judgmental -- I love them all -- I'm just trying to keep myself busy while I wait for Poehler to break out the big guns.)
Please note that in this ranking, I've prioritized genuine honesty and wisdom over laugh-out-loud humor. Truth is a trend in comedy these days -- think Louis CK's albums and Tig Notaro's viral special "Live." Both comedians hit such a nerve because they talk about genuine tragedy and find the comedy within it. This is comedy evolved, and I've awarded these five memoirs accordingly.