Monday, June 04, 2012

I don't want to be A queen. I want to be THE queen.

In Descending Order of Greatness, Four Books By People I Find Hilarious, Which I Bought In Hardback Even Though I Fucking Hate Hardback Books, Because I Wanted To Support These People By Buying Their Books In the First Run

Bossypants, by Tina Fey
OMS, I loved this so much. Obviously it is from last year, but I'm including it because of my theme. I wouldn't even take it on the train with me because I'd've finished it too quickly. I had to restrict myself to little sips before bedtime so as to draw it out. And I've read it through four or five times since then -- I want to marry it and have like ten thousand of its babies.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, by Mindy Kaling
Love! So much to like here, but my favorite was a chapter on one-night stands, which Mindy has never had one of and explains why not (and it's the exact same reason I wouldn't do it, even if I were single). Close second: Her rant on a "fucking mean Senegalese kid" who bullied her back in the day.

You're Not Doing It Right, by Michael Ian Black
Owie owie ow. Some of the stuff in here is brutal -- like, I read it with the kind of face on my head that I wear while watching about 80% of Game of Thrones. But funny as all hell, and oddly uplifting, and MIB just kills me daid sometimes (in a good way).

Girl Walks Into a Bar ..., by Rachel Dratch
I love Dratch (whom I always call just Dratch, dunno why), and I really liked parts of this, but it's a little thin content-wise, and the first chapter (which is about how she only ever gets calls anymore to play the parts she thinks of as "The Unfuckables") was almost depressing enough to make me quit on it. Glad I stuck with it, though -- it got better!

Anybody got anything else (especially anything else funny) I should read? I'm only four weeks behind on my New York Timeses, I'm up to March on my pile of New Yorkers, and I might get to page four of Birdsong sometime next week, so I got some readin' time comin' up!

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Blogger francine said...

I'm reading this one called Ghosts of Vesuvius which is HILARIOUS, OBVS! Kidding, but it is really blowing my mind. If you've got down-time (who are we kidding here), I super recommend it. I picked it up during the Memorial Day sale at Half Price Books and can't put it down. I have zero time to read but I am making time for this one.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Panda!!!! said...

You love books by television personalities! I'm in the middle of Bossypants, but not in hardcover. All electronified...

5:43 PM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

Francine: HALF-PRICE BOOKS! I have never left that place with fewer than ten books in an eco-responsible HPB bag. Will looks for Ghosts when I get a sec. (In 2017).

Heh, Panda -- this is an extraordinary run of TV Personality Writing. The only other one I own is MIB's My Custom Van, which is worth the price for the very first essay alone.

9:37 AM  

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