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Amy Poehler Is Writing a Book, Out in 2014

Following in the footsteps of her frequent collaborator Tina Fey, Amy Poehler just signed a book deal. AP reports that Poehler is writing a now-untitled memoir-ish book for HarperCollins's pop culture imprint It Books, due out sometime in 2014. [...]

By Bradford Evans

Neil Patrick Harris Announces New Memoir, Jokes about Plagiarism

“I’m excited to be writing a book of the observations and stories of my life. I read with great fondness Tina Fey’s Bossypants, so my plan is just to reprint those exact stories but change the names to people that I knew. What editor would take [...]

By Bradford Evans

Comedians Be Writing Memoirs

For the New York Times, Jason Zinoman writes about the post-Bossypants world of comedian memoirs, which I assume is in honor of the recently launched Splitsider Comedy Book Club. Mentioned are the new-ish books by Mindy Kaling, Rachel Dratch, [...]

By Jesse David Fox

The Year’s Best Humor Writing 2011

It's a good thing I enjoy humor because, if I had to estimate, I'd put the number of humor pieces I've read this year somewhere in the low thousands. As a fan — and as someone who's numb to the embarrassment that comes with laughing aloud while [...]

By Rebecca O'Neal

Bill Clinton and Mindy Kaling Walk Into a Book Club…

This video of Today guests Bill Clinton and Mindy Kaling recommending their favorite holiday books is pretty fun. Although how rude was it of Clinton to interrupt when Ann Curry was asking Mindy Kaling about her feelings on the situation in [...]

By Hallie Cantor

‘Help, I’m stuck in a Korean Tina Fey autograph factory’

Last night on Conan, Tina Fey talked about how, in the middle of signing a couple thousand copies of Bossypants, 30 Rock Exec Producer Robert Carlock convinced her to sign a couple of them "Help, I'm stuck in a Korean Tina Fey autograph [...]

By Adam Frucci

Tina Fey Talks Women in Comedy and/or on the Cover of Maxim

I suggested that we rename the site TotallyTina.com; Adam promised he'd look into it. Until then, NPR's interview with Tina Fey about Bossypants will have to suffice. "It's just such a tangled-up issue, the way women present themselves — [...]

By Halle Kiefer

Tina Fey to Host SNL on May 7th, Be Hilarious Probably

It looks like Tina Fey is heading back to SNL to promote her new book Bossypants; she'll be hosting the show on May 7th, the next new show after this weekend's Mirren-helmed episode. Fortunately for her, Sarah Palin hasn't done anything too [...]

By Adam Frucci

Tina Fey Memoir Not a Memoir, Still Great, Points Out All Book Critics

Tina Fey's Bossypants reviews are in, and critics are finding it hilarious, well-written, and compelling…though not, technically speaking, much of an autobiography. "Bossypants isn’t a memoir. It’s a spiky blend of humor, introspection, [...]

By Halle Kiefer