It's a great time to be a sassy literary lady out here in the world. The Tina Feys, Mindy Kalings and Caitlin Morans of the world have kept us busy and laughing for the past whatever, and we're grateful to them for it. But we've read and re-read "Bossy Pants," and now we can assure Mindy that, yes, we are all hanging out without her (but only because we don't know how to get her to be our best friend and hang out with us already).
Luckily for you, sassy literary lady (or dude), there are several books in the same vein being released over coming months, enough for you to start a book club of like-minded individuals and get reading through the end of the year.
What are you waiting for? Time to turn some pages.
October: "Not That Kind of Girl," Lena Dunham
The "Girls" mastermind's first book, a collection of non-fiction essays, will be released Sept. 30, making it the perfect selection for a late October gathering. Though Dunham disclaims that she's "not a sexpert, a psychologist or a dietician," we'll gladly read what she has to say about any of those topics anyway.
November: "Yes, Please," Amy Poehler
There's a reason Amy Poehler was on "Saturday Night Live" for the better part of a decade and has successfully led her sitcom, "Parks and Recreation," to five seasons: she knows what she's doing when it comes to coming up with stories, writing and, well, pretty much everything else. Safe to say we'll listen to anything
Leslie Knope Poehler has to say. According to the book's description, alongside stories, there will be "real life advice (some useful, some not so much)." Count us in when this one hits shelves on Oct. 28.
December: "Texts from Jane Eyre," Mallory Ortberg
She doesn't have her own TV show, but if she did, we'd totally watch it. The Toast editor and Twitter ingenue Mallory Ortberg brings her hilarious series of imagined text conversations between literary and historical characters to a bound format, imagining Daisy Buchanan texting while driving and Lizzy Bennett sending drama-filled missives. You'll laugh, then you'll want to re-read the classics, then you'll want to re-read the book, we promise. Out November 4, this sounds like the perfect escape from family holiday festivities to us.