Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins by Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins by Kathy Griffin

I absolutely love Kathy Griffin. For those unfamiliar with her comedic style, Griffin has made a name for herself dishing on and making fun of celebrities.  Now, in KATHY GRIFFIN’S CELEBRITY RUN-INS, she compiles an encyclopedia style index of some of her best celebrity encounters. Who knew she was BFF with Cher? Or that Donald […]


Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

I love intelligent, witty celebrity autobiographies and Anna Kendrick’s SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY is a wonderful example of this. The thing about Anna Kendrick is that she doesn’t take herself too seriously. Therefore, this autobiography is candid and very down to earth. I actually listened to the audio version of this and it really felt like […]


Bollywood/Hollywood

Bollywood/Hollywood

This delightful and silly story is a perfect introduction to Bollywood movies. It is under two hours, in English and self-aware enough to make fun of Bollywood stereotypes. Most shockingly, there is kissing. Rahul, a rich Canadian/East Indian must find a good Indian girlfriend to take to his sister’s wedding or the wedding will be […]


The Folded Clock : a diary by Heidi Julavits

The Folded Clock : a diary by Heidi Julavits

The Folded Clock is a diary of sorts, but not one that follows standard chronology. Like memory itself it jumps around in time but with so much wit and insight that it makes no difference. The experience of reading it is like peering into the mind of a funny, insightful, honest friend who shares her […]


101 Reykjavik

101 Reykjavik

Ever wonder what a slice of life looks like in Iceland? Start with Baltasar Kormákur’s award-winning black comedy, 101 Reykjavik. Hlyner is a 30-year-old slacker who lives with his divorced mother in a stifling apartment in Reykjavik. He spends his days wandering about town looking for a job (kinda sorta) and, during the frigid blustery […]


Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

I love autobiographies by funny women. And as much as I love reading them, I enjoy listening to them even more. There’s just something about hearing one of your favorite comediannes tell you about her life in her own words, in her own voice. Amy Poehler’s Yes Please was a fun listen. What makes the […]


The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Bryson’s at it again. Traipsing around Britain. Cracking wise, offending, lauding, kvetching…and making us laugh out loud.  He’s done this before way back in 1995 as a newcomer to Great Britain and diehard Anglophile. In Notes from a Small Island, launched just a bit before he hit it big with his later books, Bryson began […]