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5 (or so) Female Celebrity Autobiographies Perfect for the Beach!

The following plucky and familiar female celebrities offer real-world lessons and problems in a comedic and comforting way in their autobiographies. Settle down, have a laugh (and most likely a cry as well) as you divulge into the worlds of Hollywood’s finest and funniest females.



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  1. I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson

Comedian and Broad City alum muses on the endings as she drives across the country by herself. Coming out of a break-up with a significant other and a Comedy Central show, Jacobson faces the next chapter of her life while tracking sleep patterns, reviewing local restaurants, and doodling album covers listened to along the way. Jacobson opens up about dating a woman for the first time in her career in an honest and comedic way. She combines anecdotes, illustrations, lists and notes to take the broad out of the city and onto the road for a shift in Jacobson’s career while maintaining her sharp and witty familiarity.



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  1. This Will Only Hurt a Little– Busy Phillips

Following a launch (and cancellation) of her own late night talk show, Busy Tonight, fans must retreat to her 2018 autobiography to hear her raspy voice again. Recently opening up about abuse on the set of Freaks and Geeks and her own experience with abortion, Phillips has proven herself an advocate to be reckoned with. Revealing the secrets of Hollywood and the countless names Phillips has encountered during her career, This Will Only Hurt a Little exposes the experience of being a female in Hollywood in a new and honest way.



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  1. Scrappy Little Nobody– Anna Kendrick

Following the success of Pitch Perfect, Kendrick’s 2016 memoir features a collection of essays about auditions, anxiety and A capella. Kendrick highlights the importance of her small projects and the fulfillment of small successes as an actor and singer. Kendrick pairs honesty and comedy in an absorbing way as she recalls going from a scrappy little nobody to a scrappy little somebody.



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  1. Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson

Following her first release, You Can’t Touch my Hair, comedian Phoebe Robinson unveils her 2018 second act. Equally as smart and emotional, Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay does exactly what the title suggests- mask all the terrible turmoil in the world in dazzling comedy and relatability. Robinson shares cringey and comical personal anecdotes for readers to laugh at and pretend they can’t relate to. This Girl Code alum proves her writing skills yet again and has us all hoping for a part three.



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5. Anything by Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler or Tina Fey 

It would be unfair to address the comedians of Hollywood without mentioning these three boss-lady authors whose books have been making us LOL since 2011. Every book that these leading ladies release confirms more and more what we already knew about the hilarity and smarts of these three women. Each one of their books reveals how these stars came to be (and continue to be) with personal essays, lucid advice and inner workings of a comedian’s mind we didn’t know we needed. If re-runs of their respective sitcoms are not enough for you, dive into the pages of the just as bubbly and personal ladies behind the characters.




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Mindy Kaling Confirms She’s in Talks About ‘Ms. Marvel’

Captain Marvel was a huge success, bringing in over a billion dollars worldwide and making Carol Danvers a household name. But there’s another hero who remains a fan favorite among comic book fans who shares the Marvel name. Kamala Khan, a Pakistani immigrant who hails from New Jersey, was hailed as one of the best comic book characters of all time. She’s been hailed for allowing a Muslim character to headline a major comic title, as well as her personality being funny, full of heart, and showcasing her as a young, new hero making her way in the wider Marvel Universe. Fans have been clamoring for a big screen adaptation of the character for sometime and it appears Marvel is hoping to make that a reality.


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ComicBook has revealed that Mindy Kaling has been in talks about the character on a recent press tour. Kaling noted Marvel is extremely excited about the character and trying to figure out what to do with her. Kaling seems to share the enthusiasm, noting that an unknown talent might be best for bringing the character to life (similar to how the big stars of the MCU, such as Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr became mega stars for playing Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man). Kaling has previously offered to a pitch a script to adapt the comic character. The overseer of the MCU, Kevin Fiege, has noted they did Captain Marvel first with the intention of doing Ms. Marvel later, in order for Kahn to have someone to be inspired by.

With all this passion around the project, we hope Kaling is brought on board to adapt this character and we can’t wait to see her brought to life! What are your thoughts?



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