• The cover of the book Failure Is An Option

    Failure Is An Option

    Bobby Berk chose Failure is An Option by H. Jon Benjamin, the recognizable voice behind Bob’s Burgers and Archer. This sort-of-memoir talks about our society’s failure-averse nature, and Jon peppers in many of his own stories about failure—from his romantic life, family, and career. Jon argues that if we’d all fail a little bit more—and admit to it—our world could be a kindler, gentler place.

     
  • The cover of the book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

    Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

    Karamo Brown chose this volume, saying, “It’s all about how to have difficult conversations. This book gives you to the tools to literally talk to anyone, which is so important. Because if we’re not talking to each other, we’re not growing.”

     
  • The cover of the book Bossypants

    Bossypants

    Tan France chose Tina Fey’s collection of personal essays, which covers everything from Tina’s nerdy childhood to her dream of being a comedian on TV, to the foibles of motherhood—all told with Fey’s signature wit and sarcastic voice. Tan says, “This book is not necessarily uplifting, but it’s damn funny.”

     
  • The cover of the book I Might Regret This

    I Might Regret This

    Antoni Porowski says, “I love memoirs by female comedians when I’m not delving into my usual go-tos about existential angst.” (We see your A Little Life t-shirt on Season 1, Antoni…) “I’ve enjoyed Tina Fey’s Bossypants, Amy Schumer’s The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo and more recently, Abbi Jacobson’s I Might Regret This.” Abbi Jacobsen’s memoir is a reflection on a solo cross-country drive she completed, humorous musings on the sights she saw along the way and the questions she asked herself as she drove.

     
  • The cover of the book Feminasty

    Feminasty

    Jonathan Van Ness chose this collection of hilarious personal essays and political commentary from the wickedly funny and feminist creator and host of the “Throwing Shade” podcast. The book is, as the subtitle says, The Complicated Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death. ‘Nuff said.