We’ve been making our way through our summer reading lists, and just came upon another fun form of summer reading: a sampler of excerpts from four hilarious memoirs written by four sassy women.
Think of it like a tapas plate of summer reading—just enough to pique your interest to help you select your next book. Below is a summary of each book, followed by the Sassy Summer Reads collection. Happy summer reading!
‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?’ By Mindy Kaling
If you haven’t seen Mindy Kaling’s new show, The Mindy Project, you’re missing out on some serious laughs. Her book is just as hilarious. In it, Kaling invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. We also love the fabulous photos throughout the book!
>>Want more Mindy? Here’s a list of our favorite tweets.
‘Apron Anxiety’ by Alyssa Shelasky
Three months into a relationship with her TV-chef crush, celebrity journalist Alyssa Shelasky left her highly social life in New York City to live with him in D.C. But what followed was no fairy tale: Chef hours are tough on a relationship. Surrounded by foodies yet unable to make a cup of tea, she was displaced and discouraged. Motivated at first by self-preservation rather than culinary passion, Shelasky embarked on a journey to master the kitchen. Get a taste of Shelasky’s memoir below.
>>Read more about why Shelasky wrote Apron Anxiety
‘Yoga Bitch’ by Suzanne Morrison
Yoga Bitch chronicles Morrison’s hilarious adventures and misadventures as an aspiring yogi who might be just a bit too skeptical to drink the Kool-Aid. But along the way she discovers that no spiritual effort is wasted; even if her yoga retreat doesn’t turn her into the gorgeously calm, wise believer she hopes it will, it does plant seeds that continue to blossom in surprising ways over the next decade of her life.
>>For a bonus essay from Morrison, read The 24-Hour Yoga Cure for Trolls
‘People Are Unappealing’ by Sara Barron
You’re in for a hilarious, raunchy ride with this one. People Are Unappealing tells the strange, funny and sometimes filthy stories of Sara Barron’s twisted suburban upbringing and deranged attempt at taking the Big Apple by storm—first as an actor (then a waiter), then a dancer (then a waiter), then a comic (then a waiter).