Weekly Book List: Week 24 (Celebrity)

Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy / Judd Apatow

Presents a collection of conversations with some of today’s most popular comedians, drawing on the author’s teenage radio hosting days to include pieces from the early years, and including interviews with such names as Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and Sandra Bernhard. (792.76 APA)

 

Wildflower / Drew Barrymore

The popular actress shares funny and heartfelt memories from her life and career, from her emancipation in her mid-teens, to the unique farewell she shared with her father, to her experiences as a mother. (792.092 BAR)

 

A Fine Romance / Candace Bergen

Traces the milestone events of the actress’s life, including her first marriage, the birth of her daughter, her work on “Murphy Brown,” and her struggles with widowhood. (792.092 BER)

 

Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell are my Keys? / Billy Crystal

Nearing age 65, Billy Crystals acknowledges his accomplishments — hosting major award shows, appearances on TV series like Soap and Saturday Night Live, and roles in blockbusters like When Harry Met Sally, and more — with all the wry and quirky charm for which he is famed. (792.092 CRY)

Bossypants / Tina Fey

From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you’re no one until someone calls you bossy. (792.092 FEY)

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose your Own Adventure / Neil Patrick Harris

The Emmy Award-winning star of How I Met Your Mother shares his experiences as a child star, Broadway performer and father in an over-the-top, humorous account creatively designed in the style of the popular interactive adventure series. (792.092 HAR)

 

Why Not Me? / Mindy Kaling

The star of The Mindy Project and author of the best-selling Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? presents a second collection of uproarious essays, observations, fears and advice on everything from prisoner fan mail to celebrity interactions. (792.092 KAL)

 

I’m Just a Person / Tig Notaro

The popular comedian and cast member on Transparent traces a wrenching year in her life marked by a debilitating rare illness, her mother’s sudden death, a romantic breakup and her diagnosis with breast cancer. (792.092 NOT)

 

Yes Please / Amy Poehler

The actress best known for her work on “Parks and Recreation” and “Saturday Night Live” reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey. (792.092 POE)

 

The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy / Rainn Wilson

A comedic memoir by the actor best known for his portrayal of Dwight on The Office traces his experiences as a young misfit, his early career struggles and his post-success reconnection with the artistic and creative values of his Baha’i faith. (792.092 WIL)

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