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Girls Can Kiss Now: Essays By Jill Gutowitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982158507
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Published: Atria Books - March 8th, 2022

“Wickedly funny and heartstoppingly vulnerable…every page twinkles with brilliance.” —Refinery29

Perfect for fans of Samantha Irby and Trick Mirror, a hilarious, whip-smart collection of personal essays exploring the intersection of queerness, pop culture, the internet, and identity, introducing one of the most undeniably original new vo

Solutions and Other Problems By Allie Brosh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982156954
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Published: Gallery Books - September 27th, 2022


Allie Brosh—beloved author and artist of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half—returns with a long-awaited collection of “hilarious and slyly poignant” (People), autobiographical, illustrated essays.

Solutions and Other Problems includes humorou

Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons By John Paul Brammer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982141516
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2022

LGBTQ advice columnist John Paul Brammer writes a “wise and charming” (David Sedaris) memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey from a queer, mixed-race kid in America’s heartland to becoming the “Chicano Carrie Bradshaw” of his generation.

“A master class of tone and tenderness.” —The New York Times Book Review (Editors&rsquo

Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation By Hannah Gadsby Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984819789
Published: Ballantine Books - March 29th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Multi-award-winning Hannah Gadsby broke comedy with their show Nanette. Now they take us through the defining moments in their life and their powerful decision to tell the truth—no matter the cost.

Don’t miss Hannah Gadsby’s Something Special, now streaming on Netflix!

Save Yourself By Cameron Esposito Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538701362
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 22nd, 2022

This "hilarious and honest" bestselling memoir from a rising comedy star tackles issues of gender, sexuality, feminism, and the Catholic childhood that prepared her for a career as an outspoken lesbian comedian (Abby Wambach).

You're Funny for A...: The Illustrated Guide to Trans Comedians, Non-Binary Comics, & Funny Women in the Comedy Scene By Sophia Zarders Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945509995
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Published: Silver Sprocket - November 16th, 2022

Looking for your next laugh? This illustrated guide to women, non-binary, and trans comedians has what you're looking for Showcasing emerging talent along with well-loved icons, you're certain to discover your new favorite comic in the stand-up scene.

The Twisted History of the GOP By Mike Luckovich Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770416871
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Published: ECW Press - September 6th, 2022

Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes: Essays By Phoebe Robinson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593184929
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - June 21st, 2022


“Another hilarious essay collection from Phoebe Robinson.”The New York Times Book Review

A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020) By David Sedaris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316270182
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 4th, 2022

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice: There’s no right way to keep a diary, but if there’s an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mas­tered it.
If it’s navel-gazing you’re after, you’ve come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination.

A Short History of Queer Women By Kirsty Loehr Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780861542840
Published: Oneworld Publications - November 8th, 2022

Queer women have always existed – let’s put them back in the history books

No, they weren’t ‘just friends’!

Queer women have been written out of history since, well, forever. ‘But historians famously care about women!’, said no one.

Notes From the Bathroom Line: Humor, Art, and Low-grade Panic from 150 of the Funniest Women in Comedy By Amy Solomon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062973641
Published: Harper - March 16th, 2021

A collection of never-before-seen humor pieces—essays, satire, short stories, poetry, cartoons, artwork, and more—from more than 150 of the biggest female comedians today, curated by Amy Solomon, a producer of the hit HBO shows Silicon Valley and Barry. 

With contributions from:

The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture By Grace Perry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250760142
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

From The Onion and Reductress contributor, this collection of essays is a hilarious nostalgic trip through beloved 2000s media, interweaving cultural criticism and personal narrative to examine how a very straight decade forged a very queer woman

A Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Save Me! (From Myself): Crushes, Cats, and Existential Crises By So Lazo Cover Image
By So Lazo
ISBN: 9781797203416
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 31st, 2022

WARNING: This book contains so many feelings!

Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's By Tiffany Midge, Geary Hobson (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Tiffany Midge, Geary Hobson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781496224934
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Published: Bison Books - May 1st, 2021

This collection of opinion editorials and recent essays solidifies Midge's standing as one of the most versatile talents in Native and American writing today.—Samantha Majhor, American Indian Culture and Research Journal

Bury My Heart at Chuck E.

The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend: Advice on Queer Dating, Love, and Friendship By Maddy Court, Kelsey Wroten (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maddy Court, Kelsey Wroten (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781797201825
Published: Chronicle Books - May 18th, 2021

This illustrated book of advice on love, dating, and friendship—written by and for queer women and people of marginalized genders-is the new go-to queer relationship handbook.

Fix yourself a cup of non-caffeinated herbal tea and prepare to laugh, cry, reminisce, and feel your feelings as you read through these quintessentially queer dating dilemmas.

The Witches Are Coming By Lindy West Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316449861
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Published: Hachette Books - September 21st, 2021

In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era.

This is a witch hunt.

Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays By R. Eric Thomas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525621058
Published: Ballantine Books - September 7th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • From the creator of Elle’s “Eric Reads the News,” a heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding unexpected hope, and experiencing every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way.

The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For By Alison Bechdel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358424178
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2020

Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it “half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel”) of the lives, loves, and politics of Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and the rest of the cast of cult-fav characters. Most of them are lesbians, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis.

The Unofficial Dolly Parton Activity Book By Nathan Joyce Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781911622703
Published: Portico - December 7th, 2021

A celebration of one of the most-honored performers of all time, who reaches across generations, cultures, political parties and continents