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Ramona Mead (ramonamead) | 63 comments I can't recommend Trevor Noah's memoir enough, it's called Born a Crime and is absolutely stunning on many levels.

Some others I've enjoyed:

Almost Interesting - David Spade

Born Standing Up - Steve Martin

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Food: A Love Story b y Jim Gaffigan

Sleepwalk With Me by Mike Birbiglia


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Lea (leaglette) | 12 comments Born A Crime is my choice for this but a lot of those listed are gems!


message 3: by Ramona (new)

Ramona Mead (ramonamead) | 63 comments I forgot to mention my plan for this one, which is vacationland by John Hodgman

Some other ideas that aren't straightforward comedy:

Steve Martin has written a few novels. My favorite is Shop Girl. There's also The Pleasure of My Company and An Object of Beauty.

Russel Brand wrote a book called Recovery, which is essentially a 12 step guide for recovering from addiction. It's pretty heavy, but I found it helpful in regard to drinking and other not so obvious addictions.


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Stina (stinalyn) | 11 comments Would Hi Bob! count? Newhart is listed as the author, but it sounds like it includes interviews of other comedians. Though if they're all comedians, that would still count, right?


message 5: by Ramona (new)

Ramona Mead (ramonamead) | 63 comments Stina wrote: "Would Hi Bob! count? Newhart is listed as the author, but it sounds like it includes interviews of other comedians. Though if they're all comedians, that would still count, right?"

Absolutely! Sounds fun!


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