Let's face it: strictly reading fiction novels can be a drag sometimes. And, with most popular young adult fiction becoming blockbuster films, imagination can be hard to come by. Who doesn't love to delve into the actual minds of real people, and get their own perspectives on their personal life?
1. "Yes Please" by Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler is probably one of my favorite human beings/actresses/comedians to ever exist. Her autobiographical novel gives you the full story on her humble beginnings in Boston to legendary stardom...various improv groups, two kids, and a divorce later.
2. "Bossypants" by Tina Fey
As one of the most consistently feminist comedians to ever kill the game, Tina Fey proves herself once again to be a shining writer, woman and being in "Bossypants."
3. "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling--similarly to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler--has been a driving force in the world of feminist comedy, and this book (among others of hers) does not fall short. She also gives her incredibly dynamic and wonderful perspective as a female person of color in the world of entertainment.
4. "Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person" by Shonda Rhimes
If you've ever watched "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," or "How to Get Away With Murder," you need to read the book of the person who manages to pull on your heart strings and kill your dreams every Thursday night. She's pretty inspiring, actually.
5. "The Bedwetter" by Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman's feisty, spit-fire, and honest attitude gives the reader a fresh spin on the world quickly happening around you, and how you two can redeem yourself from being "The Bedwetter."
6. "Modern Romance" by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
As of late, Aziz Ansari specifically has been creating work based on the topics of love and romance--before you watch "Master of None," read "Modern Romance." It will definitely help you feel better about your love life (or lack thereof).
7. "Humans of New York Stories" by Brandon Stanton
If you've had a Facebook, you have probably noticed the incredible amount of pictorial stories captured by photographer Brandon Stanton. This book actually gives you a hard copy of the most viral, incredible stories that Brandon encapsulated.
8. "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert
This book especially appealed to me, as an artist, writer, and creator: Elizabeth Gilbert goes into depth about generating creativity when you're stuck behind a wall of fear, apprehension, and anxiety. Plus, the cover is absolutely beautiful, and who didn't love "Eat, Pray, Love?"
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