9 Inspirational Memoirs That'll Also Make You Laugh ...


9 Inspirational Memoirs That'll Also Make You Laugh ...
9 Inspirational Memoirs That'll Also Make You Laugh ...

There is nothing that I love to read more than a good memoir. It feels like you’re having a really good conversation with someone you admire, and that can be tough to actually do when the people you admire are super famous. If you admire some of these people and haven’t read their memoirs yet, I highly suggest that you check these memoirs out! You’ll laugh, cry, and be incredibly inspired by everything these people have done and been through!

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Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

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While I haven’t read this book, I got it for my mom for Christmas and she finished it in days and has already passed it on to me. She said it’s the best book she read in 2015, that it was extremely motivating and hilarious. I’m so excited to read it, because that’s exactly the type of book we all want to read as a new year begins!


In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes, the powerhouse behind hit TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, delves into her personal transformation that transpired after she decided to say "yes" to everything that scares her. It's a candid and often uproarious journey that empowers readers to step out of their comfort zones. Rhimes' wit effortlessly translates from screenwriting to prose, making her lessons on life both relatable and digestible. Readers will find themselves laughing one moment and reflecting deeply the next, making it the perfect balance for anyone looking for a hearty dose of inspiration folded within the pages of a good book.


Bossypants by Tina Fey

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This book still has me hoping for a second book, even years later! It’s so funny and so insightful. I love hearing about different things that happened behind the scenes during her most iconic career moments, and the moments that we don’t hear as much about, like when she became a mother! It’s a great read!


Tina Fey's razor-sharp wit shines through every page, gifting readers both laughter and a dose of reality from her unique perspective. Bossypants isn't just an autobiography; it's a commentary on being a woman in a male-dominated industry. Whether she's recounting her awkward adolescent years or her triumphs in comedy, Fey doesn't shy away from honesty. Reading this book feels like sitting down for coffee with your funniest friend – the one who tells it like it is but somehow leaves you feeling inspired and ready to take on the world, one laugh at a time.


Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

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This is Mindy Kaling’s second memoir, and as much as I love her show, I think I would be perfectly fine if she just constantly released books all the time, because that’s how funny her books are. She has so many stories that will make you laugh from her past few years in Hollywood!


In Why Not Me?, Kaling gives us another delightful peek behind the curtain, sharing the ups and downs of her journey with a sense of humour that feels like catching up with an old friend. From uproarious behind-the-scenes tales to deeply personal reflections on identity and romance, you're whisked away on a journey that is as introspective as it is entertaining. And let's be real, with her witty observations and endearing self-deprecation, Mindy Kaling could easily be the BFF everyone wishes they had by their side. Her storytelling is not just laugh-out-loud funny; it's a masterclass in owning your quirks and finding the joy in the absurdities of life.


Grace’s Guide by Grace Helbig

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Grace Helbig is one of the rare people who started a career in the entertainment industry on the Internet and completely turned it into a career in the mainstream world. Reading her story about how she started out and everything she went through to get to that place is both entertaining and inspiring!


Grace Helbig's memoir, "Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up," offers a unique blend of wit, wisdom, and life advice that capsulizes her quirky approach to adulthood. With her signature humor, she pens down life lessons and personal anecdotes that resonate with anyone attempting to navigate the adult world. From practical tips on social situations to dealing with anxiety, Helbig shares intimate details of her journey towards self-discovery, making her book an inspirational, yet light-hearted companion for those in search of guidance sprinkled with laughter.


I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron amazon.com
I’m a huge Nora Ephron fan, so of course I love all of her memoirs, but this is by far my favorite. It’s the last book she ever published, and you can tell that she knew it would be the last book she ever published, because it has quite the bittersweet ending. Aside from that, though, she tells some of her funniest stories yet, and if you haven’t read it yet, it’s definitely one to add to your list!


Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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Whether you love Amy Poehler from her SNL days, her zillions of movies, or as everyone’s favorite, Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, this is a book that you can’t pass up. She wasn’t afraid to talk about anything, from her divorce to her next relationship, her early days in the business, and everything in between. If you want an inside look at what makes Amy Poehler one of the coolest people in the entertainment industry, this is the book to read!


Binge by Tyler Oakley

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A lot of YouTubers write books, and I have attempted to read a lot of them (attempted is the operative word here), but there hasn’t been any YouTuber book out there that has captured my attention like this one. I finished it in 14 hours, and I took an 8-hour break to sleep. It was seriously that good. It made me laugh and cry, and I’m seriously hoping he has plans to release more as his career explodes even more!


Is Everyone Hanging out without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Is Everyone Hanging out without Me? by Mindy Kaling amazon.com
In Mindy Kaling’s first book, we get to hear a lot about her origin story as an actress and writer, and it’s enthralling. From her first big break in Hollywood that turned out to be a dud, to her actual big break in Hollywood (The Office) and her early days of childhood, this is a book that I find myself reading over and over again when I need a good laugh!


Heartburn by Nora Ephron

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If you’re going through a tough time right now, I highly recommend this book. It’s a dark comedy that’s not technically a memoir, but it is based on Nora Ephron’s life and divorce from her second husband. It’s essentially a memoir with all of the names changed, and if you’re having a rough go of things, this is a book that will make you laugh when you didn’t think that would ever be possible again!

What’s your favorite book from this list? Have you read any of these? Will you try them out? Am I missing a book on this list? Let me know in the comments!

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