Rob Delaney's debut memoir, rob delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick (Spiegel & Grau), is a telling mix of his battles with alcoholism that lead to bed wetting, near-death accidents, and eventually a car crash that almost killed him.
British novelist Abigail Tarttelin's Golden Boy (Atria Books) highlights the intense personal and societal struggles of an intersex 16-year-old named Max. Tarttelin's effort as a 25-year-old woman to get inside the head of her protagonist, a transgender teenager, makes Golden Boy a riveting, evocative read.
If you have three nannies, a seven-figure income, and a boat, it's your duty to be interesting to the middle class. In Amy Sohn's latest novel, Motherland (Simon & Schuster), the author dives into the lascivious secret lives of affluent, exclusive "brownstoners."
Writer and comedienne Lizz Winstead did a lot for comedy and womankind even before she got the bright idea to co-create The Daily Show. In her literary debut, Lizz Free or Die (Gotham Books), she finally takes the time to share the truth about what is was like fighting to spark revolutions in television and radio.
When she left SNL and was quickly replaced on 30 Rock, Rachel Dratch found herself 40, single, and unemployed after seven years of living the dream with Fey, Fallon, and after-parties. "The only [role] offers I was getting were lesbians, secretaries and sometimes secretaries who are lesbians," says Dratch.