Notes From the Bathroom Line: Humor, Art, and Low-grade Panic from 150 of the Funniest Women in Comedy (Hardcover)
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A collection of never-before-seen humor pieces—essays, satire, short stories, poetry, cartoons, artwork, and more—from more than 150 of the biggest female comedians today, curated by Amy Solomon, a producer of the hit HBO shows Silicon Valley and Barry.
With contributions from:
Lolly Adefope • Maria Bamford • Aisling Bea • Lake Bell • Rachel Bloom • Rhea Butcher • Nicole Byer • D’Arcy Carden • Aya Cash • Karen Chee • Margaret Cho • Mary H.K. Choi • Amanda Crew • Rachel Dratch • Beanie Feldstein • Jo Firestone • Briga Heelan • Samantha Irby • Emily V. Gordon • Patti Harrison • Mary Holland • Jen Kirkman • Lauren Lapkus • Riki Lindhome • Kate Micucci • Natalie Morales • Aparna Nancherla • Yvonne Orji • Lennon Parham • Chelsea Peretti • Alexandra Petri • Natasha Rothwell • Amber Ruffin • Andrea Savage • Kristen Schaal • Megan Stalter • Beth Stelling • Cecily Strong • Sunita Mani • Geraldine Viswanathan • Michaela Watkins • Mo Welch • Sasheer Zamata • and many more.
More than four decades ago, the groundbreaking book Titters: The First Collection of Humor by Women showcased the work of some of the leading female comedians of the 1970s like Gilda Radner, Candice Bergen, and Phyllis Diller. The book became an essential time capsule of an era, the first of its kind, that opened doors for many more funny women to smash the comedy glass-ceiling.
Today, brilliant women continue to push the boundaries of just how funny—and edgy—they can be in a field that has long been dominated by men. In Notes from the Bathroom Line, Amy Solomon brings together all-new material from some of the funniest women in show business today—award-winning writers, stand-up comedians, actresses, cartoonists, and more.
Notes from the Bathroom Line proves there are no limits to how funny, bad-ass, and revolutionary women can—and continue—to be.
About the Author
Amy Solomon is a producer on HBO’s Silicon Valley and Barry. She currently runs Alec Berg’s production company, where she develops content for film and television. She lives in Los Angeles.
Fantastic entertainment worth savoring.
— Washington Post
A reminder of the diversity that exists within the world of women in comedy...Solomon proves how an audiobook can be a portal away from the stresses of everyday life.
— New York Times Book Review
Features lists, charts, emails, satirical ads, collage, essays, cartoons, letters, self-portraits...There are also annotated scripts, speeches, advice articles, maps, a horoscope: comic art of all kinds thrown into a blender with a soupy base of truth, as lived by a woman in 21st century America.
— Los Angeles Times
Entertainment takes the shape of a book in this visually arresting, smart, often hilarious package of thoughts, quotes, scripts, songs, drawings, poems and essays. Producer Amy Solomon deftly engages 150+ women in comedy, including Lake Bell, Lennon Parham and Rachel Bloom, to produce first-rate, original content in this highly gift-able book.
— Good Morning America
... the funniest, best, and most important women in comedy of the here and now. Everything in Notes is funny.
This diverse collection finds the funny in nearly every wacky situation ladies can find themselves in. A much-needed dose of delight.
The beautiful thing about some books is their time-capsule quality, how they perfectly preserve a cultural moment between two covers. Amy Solomon has created just such a book with Notes From the Bathroom Line, an eclectic mix of writing, art and "low-grade panic," to quote the subtitle, from a large and rowdy cast of very funny women.
Amy Solomon (of Barry and Silicon Valley) has assembled an all-star line-up of female comedians...everyone from Rachel Bloom to Cecily Strong to Beanie Feldstein to contribute to this funny, beautiful, important time capsule of our era. Read if you’re into: women in comedy, baby!
Finally! An anthology of funny women for comedy nerds everywhere.
— GOLD Comedy
Laugh out loud.
Speaking of funny women, they’re here. They’re real. And they’re funny in at least 150 different ways...[Notes] is a collection of heartfelt, silly, at times serious, and generally affirming pieces.
— The Interrobang
Amy Solomon has amassed all-new material from, without a doubt, the funniest womxn in comedy today—award-winning writers, stand-up comedians, actresses, cartoonists, and more. Brilliant women have always, and will continue to, push the boundaries of just how funny—and edgy—they can be in a field that has long been dominated by men and Notes from the Bathroom Line is a testament to – and 250-page explosion of – their limitless talent.
— Women Writers, Women's Books