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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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Comedy Legend Carol Burnett’s Autobiography About Relationship with Late Daughter to Become Film

The news has broken: Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story by comedy royalty Carol Burnett (Annie‘s Miss Hannigan, anyone?) is getting a film adaption.

 

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At the age of twenty-six, Carol Burnett had earned a Tony Award nomination for her role in Once Upon a Mattress and secured a co-hosting spot on The Garry Moore Show but eight years later in 1967, she made history with The Carol Burnett Show. A sketch comedy show, it ran on CBS from September 11th 1967, to March 29th 1978 and, according to Vanity Fair, “won twenty-five Primetime Emmy Awards during its run.”

 

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The Parade called the first woman of comedy and with good reason. Again from Vanity Fair, Carol Burnett herself has “won six statuettes from the TV Academy and five Golden Globes” and “…also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2015, as well as a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005”.

 

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This would be amazing on its own, but during this time Carol Burnett was also a mother raising three young children, the oldest of which was Carrie Hamilton.

Born December 5th 1963, Carrie Hamilton was an actress, singer, and playwright. Simon and Schuster recalls her as “[winning] the hearts of everyone she met with her kindness, her quirky humor, and her unconventional approach to life.” Unfortunately, she lost her life at the age of thirty-eight in 2002 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

 

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On April 9th 2013, Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story hit the shelves. On each and every page Carol Burnett had poured her heart out, talking about her relationship with her eldest daughter and their struggles. From Carrie’s drug addiction she kicked at 15 to her battle with cancer as an adult, it’s all there. The New York Journal of Books summed it up in their review with this: “…Ms. Burnett does something brave and tackles the complicated love story between mother and child head on, forthrightly dealing with the issues that arose to threaten the easy flow of both communication and love…”

 

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Now Deadline Hollywood has revealed that brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms are taking on this story about family relationships. In case you didn’t know, these are the same brothers who adapted the memoir Waffle Street and wrote Small Town Crime. Focus Features will serve as the distribution company for this adaptation, adding it to their extensive catalog which includes Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and guess whose producing the film?

Little Stranger. Know who’s in charge of this production company? Eric Gurian, and I, Tonya screenwriter Steven Rogers, and actress Tina Fey.

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Tina Fey might just be the best fit for this work. Vulture notes that “Fey is a longtime fan of Burnett, calling her love for the pioneering comedian “just shy of creepy” when Burnett was awarded the Mark Twain Prize back in 2013. Alongside Amy Poehler, Fey also presented Burnett with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAG Awards in 2016, where they wrapped up their introduction  by saying, “The point is, Carol is better than all of us. We’re gonna give her a prize for it’.”

Don’t know about you, but this heart wrenching story might have the best person in charge of telling Carol Burnett’s and Carrie Hamilton’s story in the works. Until the movie comes out we can never be sure, but here’s hoping!

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10 Memorable Quotes from the Witty Tina Fey

Since the new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt arrived on Netflix yesterday, the timing is perfect for these memorable quotes to live by. Here are the witty words from the charismatic creator of Bossypants, writer of Mean Girls, and the extremely funny, inspiring woman: Tina Fey.

 

 

1. “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.”

 

 

                    

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2. “If you start too good about yourself, they have this thing called the Internet, and you can find a lot of people there who don’t like you.”

 

 

 

               

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3. “I want to thank my parents for somehow raising me to have confidence that is disproportionate with my looks and abilities.”

 

 

             

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4. “Speak in statements instead of apologetic questions.”

 

 

                   

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5. “Confidence is 10 percent hard work and 90 percent delusion.”

 

 

             

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6. “Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”

 

 

              

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7. “Say yes. You’ll figure it out afterward.”

 

 

         

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8. “It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated.”

 

 

         

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9. “If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: “Who cares?”

 

 

      

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10.  “The only reward for anything is food.”

 

 

          

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