What are the best books by comedians?

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    #1Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is a non-fiction book by American actress Mindy Kaling. It tells about her life as a comedian and the pains of growing up when you are full of doubt.

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    Maria Walker
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This book, Is Everyone Hanging Out WIthout Me? is a great book and the pains of growing up as a comedian. Kaling tells it like it is in this book where she lays out her life stories and all of the perils and paranoias that went with it."
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    #2Mastering Stand-Up

    Mastering Stand-Up
    Mastering Stand-Up: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian is a non-fiction humor comedy book written by Stephen Rosenfield about the art of stand-up comedy. Published in 2017 by Chicago Review Press.
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    Margaret Washington
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is perfect for the funny people who want to do well as funny people!! This book is taking a look at really great and successful comedians. I mean, is anyone funnier than Seinfeld? (I think he's the best.) I really think this book would be a great and useful help to anyone wanting to venture into stand-up."
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    #3Bossypants

    Bossypants
    Bossypants is an autobiography by American actress and comedian, Tina Fey. Written in a comedic style, Bossypants includes stories of Fey's childhood aspirations, her career, and her advent into motherhood.
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    Hannah Anderson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Tina Key is an extremely funny comedian. So, naturally this book she wrote is one of my favorites. You will fall in love with this book and have a lot of laughs."
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    #4Seriously... I'm Kidding

    Seriously... I'm Kidding

    Seriously... I'm Kidding is a nonfiction biography written by Ellen DeGeneres. This nonfiction biography was published on October 4, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing.

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    Robert Tucker
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "laughter makes me happy"
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    #5Shopgirl

    Shopgirl

    Shopgirl is a romance fiction novel written by Steve Martin which is about Mirabelle Buttersfield selling expensive evening gloves nobody ever buys at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills.  

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    Andrea Ford
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "You should read this if not for any other reason that it is written by Steve Martin, who is multi talented and very intelligent This is such a simple story filled with heartbreak and humor. Worth the investment."
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    #6A Bad Idea I'm About to Do

    A Bad Idea I'm About to Do
    A Bad Idea I'm About to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure is a humorous autobiographical memoir written by Chris Gethard. Published in 2012 by Da Capo Press.
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    Austin Peterson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "a fantastic read"
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    #7America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

    America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

    America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is a humorous nonfiction political book written by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, David Javerbaum, Rich Bloomquist, etc. Published by Allen Lane in 2004.

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    Divya Tata
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I love Jon Stewart. His sense of humor and comedy are golden and they speak so well to me. This book conveys everything I love about Jon and made me laugh out loud. "
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    #8Yes Please

    Yes Please

    The coolest mom of all time writes this inspirational text which explains how did she manage to succeed in the show business. Amy Poehler shares stories, lists and pictures that will help anyone who wants to start their actin career. 

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    Nathan Price
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I love Amy Poehler. I think her performances on Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation are amazing and funny. This is what prompted me to buy her book Yes Please. This book provided a lot of insight into how she managed her family and her success in Hollywood. An inspirational read. "
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    #9Born Standing Up

    Born Standing Up

    Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life is an autobiography memoir written by comedian Steve Martin, an Emmy and Grammy Award winner and a New York Times bestselling author. Published in 2008 by Scribner Book Company

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    Jose Cunningham
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I love books by comedians. My favorite right now is Born Standing Up. It's a great memoir written by comedian Steve Martin. I LOVE Steve Martin and all his movies. I grew up watching him and just adore him. This book tells about his life and is really interesting. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves comedians and learning about their lives."
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    #10Me Talk Pretty One Day

    Me Talk Pretty One Day
    Me Talk Pretty One Day is comedian and author David Sedaris' book containing snippets from his life, particularly his move to Paris and his experience of learning French from a teacher who did not like their sessions.
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    Tony Qiu
    Written on April 18, 2018
    ""Me Talk Pretty One Day" by Davis Sedaris is a funny book about adapting to a new culture and learning a new language. It is very uplifting and quite an easy read. I would recommend this."
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    #11Clarkson on Cars

    Clarkson on Cars
    Clarkson on Cars is a non-fiction book about cars written by Jeremy Clarkson first published in 2004 by Penguin. This humorous book is about his column compilation about motoring. 
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    Stephanie Hopkins
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This might be interesting for the average male, car guru. I however am not that type of person. I do like that this isn't a fiction book and he does talk about vehicles with a flare of humor. The price isn't horrible, could be a little cheaper. He does explain the difference in vehicles and what they each offer."
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    #12Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up

    Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up

    Comedian Grace Helbig has written this book specifically for those millenials struggling with the challenge of having to grow up. Featuring exclusive stories of Grace's own life, this book provides worksheets and guidance to help everyone who needs it.

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    Jordan Jacobs
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I have found Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up to be a very comical book that has made me laugh countless times so far. Grace's thoughts on what it means to become an adult are humorous and at the same time full of wisdom. "

Summary

Best What are the best books by comedians
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)Books 38 Paid
2Mastering Stand-UpBooks 35 Paid
3BossypantsBooks 34 Paid
4Seriously... I'm KiddingBooks 21 Paid
5ShopgirlBooks 14 Paid
6A Bad Idea I'm About to DoBooks 11 Paid
7America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy InactionBooks 9 Paid
8Yes PleaseBooks 8 Paid
9Born Standing UpBooks 6 Paid
10Me Talk Pretty One DayBooks 5 Paid
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