There are so many women in the world who inspire us at the moment and thankfully, a lot of them are writing books. Here we’ve pulled together a list of some of the funniest books by women, guaranteed to encourage you, motivate you, and make you laugh really really hard.
In the brilliantly named The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy Schumer looks back over her life for the stories that have made her who she is. One of the most successful comics around, this book is frank, fearless and very funny.
How To Be A Woman is honest, intelligent and frankly hilarious. Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin Moran answers the questions that every woman should be asking, in this modern take on feminism. Should you get botox? Why does your bra hurt? And why does everyone ask you when you’re going to have a baby?
Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her. In Bossypants, Tina Fey reveals all and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.
From Tina’s BFF, we have Yes Please, from the always entertaining Amy Poehler. This book is part memoir, and part Amy writing on the things that matter to her – there’s even some poetry (the Plastic Surgery Haiku, to be precise). Honest, personal and inspiring, this is full of words to live by.
If Anna Kendrick’s twitter account is anything to go by, Scrappy Little Nobody ought to be hilarious. An autobiographical collection of essays cover her upbringing to becoming one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood today.
In the bestselling Not That Kind of Girl, the creator of hit show Girls Lena Dunham has penned an extremely frank collection of essays to tell us what she’s learned – and how to learn from her mistakes. This is smart, honest, charming and very well written.
From a home grown perspective, we have Clementine Ford’s Fight Like A Girl. Full of wit, insight and also glorious and righteous rage, this book will make you laugh, cry and scream – and make you demand and fight for a world where woman have true equality.
Bad Feminist is Roxane Gay’s collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation. This is a seminal piece of work from an incredibly insightful woman, with a powerful commentary on our society and culture, and what reading Sweet Valley High will do to you.