The anticipated premiere of I Feel Bad from executive producer Amy Poehler is just around the corner, and we can’t wait for a peek into the lives of this perfectly imperfect family. While we wait, here are a few books we recommend devouring before the show airs!

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Brought to you by Amy Poehler of Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama, and Parks and Recreation comes a rich collection of personal stories, lists and poems in this #1 New York Times bestseller. Smart, inspirational and full of advice, Poehler’s book is filled with the humor that made her famous and the wisdom for which she is most respected.

Confessions of a Scary Mommy by Jill Smokler

Based on the widely popular website,, Confessions of a Scary Mommy explores the funny, messy, joyful, embarrassing, terrifying and all very real sides of parenting – you know, the ones that happen in between all of those seemingly picture-perfect milestones in family life. Filled with honesty, humor, and plenty of OMG moments, parents will find a relatable tale on every page.

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

From the creator and star of The Mindy Project, this collection of uproariously funny essays are insightful, relevant and deeply personal. In Why Not Me? Kaling opens up about her ongoing pursuit for contentment in life – from friendships and romantic relationships to losing weight, fitting in and making it in Hollywood.

Confessions of a Domestic Failure: A Humorous Book About a not so Perfect Mom by Bunmi Laditan

From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes this fiction debut about all types of moms: the good moms, the bad moms… and the hot-mess moms. As new mom Ashley Keller adjusts to life as a stay-at-home mom, she finds herself always struggling to keep up. It’s not until she joins a mommy boot camp that she realizes parenting might not be all that idealistic social media posts make it out to be.

Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock’s ultimate funny girl shares stories about the milestones that shaped her life, and ultimately her career. From humiliating tales about middle school gym class and college to her nearly fatal honeymoon and the trenches of motherhood, Fey dishes about the days – good and bad – that led to life as a comedian.

This Too Shall Pass by Milena Busquets

When 40-year-old Blanca finds herself motherless, shaken and facing an unknown future, she has to get away. So, with her two sons, two ex-husbands, and two best friends, she sets out to rediscover herself in paradise. Along the way, she reconnects with herself and rediscovers what it really means to be happy.

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