In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’re expanding our love for women for everything that they do. Today, we’re gonna talk about some female authors who have personally touched the lives of #TeamTish with their wit and wisdom. Here’s a list of books that you should totally pick up and read for a good laugh, and/or a good cry:
1. Amy Poehler’s Yes Please.
Yes Please is a testament to Amy Poehler’s comedy skills. The way she writes will make you feel like you’re talking to one of your old childhood besties. She talks about how she thrived in a (then) male-dominated comedy world, all whilst raising her two children and going through a divorce. Amy manages to uplift others by talking about all the hardships she has ever gone through, one joke at a time. Her trick is to simply have fun with life and to never take things too seriously.
2. Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking.
The Art of Asking inspires women and artist to not be afraid of asking for help. In this day and age, asking for help might be frowned upon. People might label you as ‘troublesome’ if you ask for help — Especially if you’re a woman. Hence why a lot of successful women are unfairly labeled as ‘dragon ladies’. Because we’ve been set up to think that in order to succeed we must close ourselves off and do everything on our own. Oh, au contraire! Amanda’s here to tell you that asking for help is exactly what you need to master in order to get where you need to be in whatever industry you’re in. And she wants you to know that it’s OKAY to ask for help. Asking for help is exactly how she managed to book venues, find places to crash while on tour, and what made her into the rockstar she is today. A person can only do so much. Don’t be afraid to show your vulnerable side, and ask for help.
3. Tina Fey’s Bossypants.
This is the unofficial bible you need in order to get through a life filled with people calling you ‘bossy’, just for knowing what you want and how you want it. In this hilarious autobiography, Tina Fey tells us how people think it is, and how it actually is. Tina Fey talks about calling the shots and using the stereotype she was cursed with to her advantage. Follow her on a journey in comedy from playing Liz Lemon in 30 Rock to becoming Sarah Palin in SNL, all whilst confidently being the boss of her own life.
4. Alexa Chung’s IT.
Global fashion-trendsetter Alexa Chung shares her own very personal inspirations, musings and eclectic sense of style.
A truly one-off collection of Alexa’s writing, doodles and photographs, It combines stories of early style inspirations such as her grandpa and the Spice Girls, discussion of figures of obsession like Jane Birkin and Annie Hall, and reflects on heartbreak, how to get dressed in the morning, the challenges of taking a good selfie, and more. Witty, charming and with a refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, It is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, worries about growing up, or loves just about everything Alexa Chung.
5. Sophia Amoruso’s Girl Boss.
Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two, she had dropped out of school and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Flash forward to today, and she’s the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. #GIRLBOSS is for other girls just like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers. This book proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.
#TeamTish hopes that you find the unofficial girl bible you need in order to survive the last few months of 2018 to really make it a killer one. Happy reading!