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Phoebe Robinson’s Guide to Life Struggles

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Life sucks, ok? Phoebe Robinson knows this and tells us how life really is for a famous comic who is a person of color and a cisgender woman in her latest essay collection, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay (Plume). Every single woman who has felt the cold-hard pain of a hairband digging into her wrist or a man put his hand on her back without permission (aka every woman everywhere) will relate to this. Actually, not only will you relate, but you’ll feel better, more confident and you’ll laugh along the way. And that doesn’t forget the men either. Men (cisgender men, that is), you have been surrounded by talk of #metoo and sexual assault cases and you might be wondering…

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4 Hilarious Comedians We’re Dying to Get a Book From (Besides Louis C.K.)

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When asked what comedian should write a book, to me the answer seemed obvious: Louis C.K. As my generation’s comedy darling, the too-real parenting guide he’s destined to produce one day would probably be a killer read! When I ask other people, the answer generally stays the same (and for good reason, because he’s really, really great). However, since so many comedians have been writing book after book in the past couple of years (Aziz Ansari, Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Chelsea Handler, just to name a few!), I started to think about whose book I would actually want to read, besides the obvious answers, and besides the entertainers who have already written a flurry of books. Here’s four…

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