2021 Reading List

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(1) It’s About Damn Time by Arlan Hamilton
(2) Nice Try by Josh Gondelman
(3) Notes from the Bathroom Line: Humor, Art, and Low-Grade Panic From 150 of the Funniest Women in Comedy, edited by Amy Beth Solomon
(4) The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
(5) Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement by Emilie Raymond
(6) Survival of the Thickest: Essays by Michelle Buteau
(7) How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
(8) Horrible White People: Gender, Genre, and Television’s Precarious Whiteness by Jorie Lagerwey and Taylor Nygaard
(9) Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson
(10) When Women Invented Television by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
(11) We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown Up Readers, edited by Marisa Crawford and Megan Milks
(12) We’re Gonna Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
(13) Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
(14) Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
(15) Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
(16) Slimed! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age by Matthew Klickstein
(17) Slaughterhouse 90210 by Maris Kreizman
(18) Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
(19) As If! The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew by Jen Chaney

(20) My Remarkable Journey by Katherine Johnson
(21) Comedy. Sex. God. by Pete Holmes
(22) Over the Top by Jonathan van Ness
(23) Medallion Status by John Hodgman
(24) Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lashkmi
(25) Passing by Nella Larsen
(26) We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans in Comedy by Kliph Nesteroff
(27) The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
(28) The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
(29) The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s by Andy Greene
(30) Goodbye, Again by Jonny Sun
(31) Searching for John Hughes by Jason Diamond
(32) She Memes Well by Quinta Brunson
(33) On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
(34) Sometimes I Trip Over How Happy We Could Be by Nichole Perkins