Ellie kemper is the kind of stable, funny, intelligent, healthy woman that usually only exists in yogurt commercials. A pleasure. But it’s also a laugh-out-loud primer on how to keep a positive outlook in a world gone mad and how not to give up on your dreams. You’ll learn how she found her comedic calling in the world of improv, mother and New Yorker, became a wife, and landed the role of a bridesmaid while simultaneously being a bridesmaid in Bridesmaids.
My Squirrel Days: Tales from the Star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office #ad - Louis, eating her feelings while watching pg-13 movies, washing her dad’s car with a Brillo pad, whether directing and also starring in her family holiday pageant, failing to become friends with a plump squirrel in her backyard, or becoming a “sports monster” who ends up warming the bench of her Division 1 field hockey team in college.
. You’ll laugh right alongside her as she shares tales of her childhood in St. If you’ve ever been curious about what happens behind the scenes of your favorite shows, what it really takes to be a soul cycle “warrior, ” how to recover if you accidentally fall on Doris Kearns Goodwin or tell Tina Fey on meeting her for the first time that she has “great hair—really strong and thick, ” this is your chance to find out.
But she’s real and she’s all ours!” —tina fey “Ellie is a hilarious and talented writer, although we’ll never know how much of this book the squirrel wrote.
The Actor's Life: A Survival GuideBenBella Books #ad - Louis. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams auditions in a guy’s apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you’re looking for! Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who’s made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.
She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. . It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, struggle, nearly a decade of frustration, rejection and doubt.
The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide #ad - If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined. Jenna fischer's hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Or, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, better yet, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair.
Jenna wants to be that person for you. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard.
The Bassoon King: Art, Idiocy, and Other Sordid Tales from the Band RoomDutton #ad - Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. He explains how he grew up “bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word. The bassoon king chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek “the highest rung on the vast, and finally, pimply ladder of high school losers”, both in his career and spiritually, Wilson's achievement of success and satisfaction, his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about The Office, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Bahá’í faith he grew up in.
The Bassoon King: Art, Idiocy, and Other Sordid Tales from the Band Room #ad - Rainn wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life. For nine seasons rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of the office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more.
. He also started a hilarious twitter feed sample tweet: “I'm not on Facebook” is the new “I don't even own a TV” that now has more than four million followers. Now, he's ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life.
Why Not Me?Crown Archetype #ad - Novak “i will freely admit: my relationship with B. J. Out here, a dark-skinned woman’s traditional hair color is honey blonde. Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L. A. I had been replaced by a younger model. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.
From the author of the beloved new york times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal. In “how to look spectacular: a starlet’s confessions, “your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn’t the land of appropriate–this is Hollywood, ” Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, baby.
. In why not me?, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, or most important, seeking new friendships in lonely places, whether it’s falling in love at work, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.
Why Not Me? #ad - Novak is weird as hell. Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And now they had matching bangs. In “unlikely leading lady, ” she muses on america’s fixation with the weight of actresses, “Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they’re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.
Scrappy Little NobodyGallery Books #ad - Wants. The new york times bestselling collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award–nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect. Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Twilight, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and Into the Woods, Up in the Air, and “10 percent defiant.
At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Out. In scrappy little nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations. But here’s the thing about crazy: It.
Scrappy Little Nobody #ad - With her razor-sharp wit, anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” including only liking boys who didn’t like her back to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.
Enter anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, funny and serious well, sharp and sweet, and now the page—with an electric, not that serious. Forever.
This Will Only Hurt a LittleGallery Books #ad - A hilarious, dawson’s creek, and refreshingly honest memoir and New York Times bestseller by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, heartfelt, and Cougar Town who has become “the breakout star of Instagram stories. Imagine i love lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru” The New Yorker.
There’s no stopping Busy Philipps. The rough patches in her life are tempered by times of hilarity and joy: leveraging a flawless impression of cher from Clueless into her first paid acting gig, conquering natural childbirth with the help of a Mad Men–themed hallucination, becoming fast friends with Dawson’s Creek castmate Michelle Williams, and of course, staging her own surprise wedding, helping reinvent a genre with cult classic Freaks and Geeks, how her Instagram stories became “the most addictive thing on the internet right now” Cosmopolitan.
This Will Only Hurt a Little #ad - From “candid tales of celebrity life, and general busy-ness” W Magazine, mom life, This Will Only Hurt a Little “is everything we’ve been dying to hear about” Bustle. From the time she was two and “aced out in her nudes” to explore the neighborhood as her mom famously described her toddler jailbreak, Busy has always been headstrong, defiant, and determined not to miss out on all the fun.
In a memoir “that often reads like a real world confessional or an open diary” Kirkus Reviews, Busy opens up about chafing against a sexist system rife with on-set bullying and body shaming, being there when friends face shattering loss, enduring devastating personal and professional betrayals from those she loved best, and struggling with postpartum anxiety and the challenges of motherhood.
Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor, and motherhood—“if you think you know Busy from her Instagram stories, love, and sharp observations about life, you don’t know the half of it” Jenni Konner.
Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens large and small.
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral HistoryDutton #ad - This is not only the intoxicating book that Mullally's and Offerman's fans have been waiting for, it might just hold the solution to the greatest threat facing our modern world: the single life. At the first rehearsal she surveyed her fellow cast members, determining if any of the men might qualify to provide her with a satisfying fling.
Beyond epic. But much more than these seemingly unsurpassable obstacles were the values they held in common: respect, the ability to mention genitalia in almost any context, decency, and an abiding obsession with the songs of Tom Waits. Eighteen years later, they're still very much in love and have finally decided to reveal the philosophical mountains they have conquered, the lessons they've learned, and the myriad jigsaw puzzles they've completed.
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History #ad - Her gaze fell upon the carpenter, and like a bolt of lightning the thought struck her: no dice. Presented as an oral history in a series of conversations between the couple, the book features anecdotes, hijinks, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress agreed to star in a random play, and a basement-dwelling scenic carpenter said he would assay a supporting role in the selfsame pageant.
A new york times bestseller*megan mullally and nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance—presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple, including photos, anecdotes, and the occasional puzzle. The year: 2000 Moving on.
So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even KnowSt. Martin's Press #ad - Throwing her hard-working liberian parents for a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcom—like her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne. After winning comedy central’s stand-up competition, she should be ready for prime time—but a fear of success derails her biggest dream.
. In her hilarious book of essays, Parks and Recreation star Retta shares the stories that led to her success in Hollywood. In so close to being the sh*t, y’all don’t even know, parks and recreation star retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches well, rich enough that she can buy $15, 000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she’s always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese.
So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know #ad - And she just might inspire you to reach for the stars, too. Say what? Word. Whether reminiscing about her days as a contract chemist at glaxosmithkline, cry, " retta’s unique voice and refreshing honesty will make you laugh, telling “dirty” jokes to Mormons, feeling like the odd man out on Parks, fending off racist trolls on Twitter, flirting with Michael Fassbender, or expertly stalking the cast of "Hamilton, and laugh so hard you’ll cry.
Turns out Retta might actually be on to something. Her eponymous sitcom might not have happened yet, but by the end of So Close to Being the Sh*t, you’ll be rooting for Retta to be the next one-named wonder to take over your television.
UnqualifiedDutton #ad - Know that there are wonderful people out there and that a great relationship is possible. A hilarious, honest memoir—combined with just the right amount of relationship advice—from the popular actress and host of the hit podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified. Anna faris has advice for you. And, finally, don't date magicians.
Her comic memoir, unqualified, sympathetic, shares Anna's candid, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. And it's great advice, because she's been through it all, and she wants to tell you what she's learned. After surviving an awkward childhood when she bribed the fastest boy in the third grade with ice cream, and building a podcast around romantic advice, navigating dating and marriage in Hollywood, Anna has plenty of lessons to share: Advocate for yourself.
Unqualified #ad - Part memoir—including stories about being “the short girl” in elementary school, Anna Faris Is Unqualified, and dealing with the pressures of the entertainment industry and parenthood—part humorous, finding and keeping female friends, chaotic, the book will reveal Anna's unique take on how to master the bizarre, unflinching advice from her hit podcast, and ultimately rewarding world of love.
Hilarious, honest, and useful, Unqualified is the book Anna's fans have been waiting for.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other ConcernsThree Rivers Press #ad - Mindy kaling really is just a girl next door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka. Praise for is everyone hanging out without me? “where have you been all our lives, Mindy?”—Glamour “Who wouldn’t want to hang out with Mindy Kaling?
If so, and hollywood, mostly! in is everyone hanging out without me?, friendship, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, you’ve come to the right book, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns #ad - . Or perhaps. Is everyone hanging Out Without Me? is like a mash note to comedy nerds. Time out new york “Very funny. Boston globe “like listening to a likably gabby friend chatter happily over generously poured glasses of red wine. Washington post “kaling’s comedic chops certainly shine throughout the book—as if we need more proof of her talent.
Huffpost “kaling doles out neurotic charm and hilarious every-woman musings. Elle. The next Nora Ephron.
I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-StarAnchor #ad - Yes, it’s all here—from the hilarious moments to the intimate confessions. But judy greer isn’t just a regular friend—she’s a celebrity friend. Want to know which celebs she’s peed next to? or what the Academy Awards are actually like? Or which hot actor gave her father a Harley-Davidson? Don’t worry; Greer reveals all of that, too.
You’ll love her because, besides being laugh-out-loud funny, she makes us genuinely feel like she’s one of us. Yes, you totally recognize her. And, odds are, you already feel like she’s your friend. In her first book of essays, i don’t know what you know me from, greer writes about everything you would hope to hear from your best friend: how a midnight shopping trip to Walgreens can cure all; what it’s like to wake up one day with stepchildren; and how she really feels about fans telling her that she’s prettier in person.
I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star #ad - Because even after almost twenty years in Hollywood, she still hasn’t figured everything out—except that you should always wash your face before bed. Because even though she sometimes has a stylist and a makeup artist, she still wears and hates! Spanx. Always. . You know judy greer, carrie, 13 going on 30, right? Maybe from The Wedding Planner, Arrested Development, or The Descendants.