5 Autobiographies & Memoirs to Read this Fall

Autumn hasn’t quite hit the South (it’s still rather toasty here in Georgia), but once August arrives, I can’t help but feel tingles of fall, the season of crisp mornings, pumpkin spice lattes and the return of Scandal (you know you’re excited).

Besides Olivia Pops, you know what else we’ll be treated to this season? A slew of awesome new (mostly) nonfiction books written by hilarious and talented entertainers. Here are a few I recommend picking up in the coming months:

lena dunham

1. Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”  by Lena Dunham

I mean, this book is by Lena Dunham, the creator, producer and star of GIRLS. So, we can guess it’s gonna be pretty on point. And am I the only one who thinks this cover looks kind of eighties? In the best way, obviously.

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2. Yes Please
by Amy Poehler

Leslie Knope Amy Poehler’s first book is finally finally hitting shelves on October 28. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for this one ever since Tina Fey’s Bossypants came out in 2011.

grace helbig

3. Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up by Grace Helbig

YouTube sensation and hilarious comedian Grace Helbig can now transcend the computer screen and reach us via book with her new tongue-in-cheek illustrated guide to life. If you are unfamiliar with her humor, I urge you to check out her YouTube channel, it’sGrace.


4. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

It’s Choose Your Own Adventure, except with Neil Patrick Harris’ life: “In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life.” Sold yet? We are.


5. Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan 

If you’ve seen Jim Gaffigan’s standup, then you probably know how much he obsesses over food. Now, he’s filled 336 pages with his thoughts on all things cuisine, including but not limited to: coconut water, pretzel bread, and, of course, bacon.


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