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Springfield, MO 65810
Phone:(417) 882-0714
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Jessie Alexander-East, Branch Manager
jessieae@thelibrary.org

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  • Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

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  • Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

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Books & Authors, Library Center 

Funny Girl Memoirs

 Amy Poehler's book, Yes Please has found a place on the New York Times Best Sellers List and on the list of Amazon's Top 100 Books for 2014.  In the book, the actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her take on such topics as love, friendship and parenthood. You can get this book from the Library as well as many other titles by funny ladies that are featured in the list below.  

  

 Bossypants by 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.

 

 Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. Kaling shares her observations, fears and opinions about the wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies.

 

 

 Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened by Allie Brosh. This book collects autobiographical, illustrated essays and cartoons from the author's popular blog and related new material that humorously and candidly deals with her own idiosyncrasies and battles with depression.

 

 

 People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges by Jen Mann. Known for her hilarious observations on her blog "People I Want to Punch in the Throat," Mann brings her sharp wit to bear on suburban life, marriage, and motherhood in this collection of essays.

 

 

 Girl Walks Into a Bar--: Comedy Calamaties, Dating Disasters and a Midlife Miracle by Rachel Dratch. The former "Saturday Night Live" comedian recounts her midlife career slump, long-distance relationship, and unplanned motherhood, which culminated in uproarious childcare activities and the bewilderment of friends and family members.

 

 

 Seriously-- I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres. The stand-up comedian, television host, best-selling author and actress candidly discusses her personal life, her professional career and describes what it was like to become a judge on "American Idol."

 

 

 Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler. In this collection, Chelsea Handler answers your most frequently asked traveler's questions, gives hot travel trips, and offers advice on travel etiquette, none of which should be believed.

 

 

 I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee. A selection of candid, outspoken and funny essays from Samantha Bee, a Senior Correspondent on the "Daily Show with John Stewart." 

 

 

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