Gabrielle Union, Tom Hanks, Anna Farris, Tyler Perry and More Pen Hilarious and Inspiring New October Books

Looking for some inspiring, fun and candid reads this fall? From laugh out loud memoirs and heartfelt advice, to comforting new recipes and short stories – there’s a new release for you to enjoy. So grab your favorite smoothie, pumpkin flavored coffee or a glass of wine, kick your feet up and crack open one of the following feel good reads.

Film and television star Gabrielle Union recently penned We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True , a collection of thought provoking personal essays addressing Hollywood, gender, feminism sexuality and issues regarding being a modern woman that will surely delight and resonate with fans.

In Unfiltered, actress Lily Collins connects with readers by combining rare, personal photos and humorous, upfront conversational essays to address real life every day women’s issues including including relationships, self-confidence and family.

For readers looking for a lighter, more comedic take on life, you can check out Unqualified by Anna Farris (Oct. 24). The ‘Mom’ star and comedic actress delivers a new humorous memoir which playfully addresses the television stars awkward childhood encounters, her experience engaging in the chaos and pressure of the entertainment industry and looking for love. Fans of the online series ‘Whine About It’ and ‘To Be Honest’ will want to check out-breakout BuzzFeed star Matt Bellassai’s new book release, Everything Is Awful:And Other Observations. Set to release in late October, the personal essays in the book capture the same fun, lighthearted tone of his previous online work which is guaranteed to cause you to burst out laughing on your commute.

Although he is known for being one of our most treasured movie icons, Tom Hanks is a man of many talents – including writing. Known to be a fan of nostalgic typewriters (Hanx App) and good books, Hanks has turned his fascination with the written word into Uncommon Type: Some Stories (Oct. 17), a collection of seventeen short stories that are a must-have for movie fans.

Fans of the multitalented Tyler Perry can now pre-order a copy of the star’s November book release, Higher Is Waiting. Best known for both creating and playing the formidable and hilarious Medea on screen, Perry recently took up his pen to create a spiritual guidebook filled with a collection of teachings based on his own life experiences.

Known for her 30 year success as the President of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevin’s book You Don’t Look Your Age…and Other Fairy Tales addresses the real life challenges of being a modern woman, working and thriving in the male dominated entertainment industry and dealing with a youth obsessed culture. This funny, honest and poignant memoir is narrated on audio book by several iconic and popular figures including Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham, RuPaul, Gloria Steinem, Whoopi Goldberg and Martha Stewart.

Dear Ljeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the perfect book pick for anyone who ever wanted to ask their girlfriends, “How do I raise an empowered little girl?” What originally started out as a question between two friends in a letter turned into fifteen honest suggestions covering a series of invaluable life lessons. Adichie addresses everything from choosing their childhood toys to sexual politics.

‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Blossom’ star Mayim Bialik recently turned her work away from constructing vegetarian cookbooks in order to use her Ph.D. and extensive knowledge of neuroscience to create Girling Up: How To Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular. Bialik’s coming of age self help book combines personal anecdotes and scientific facts to help teenage girls navigate and understand the everyday trials of becoming a woman.

Body activist Ashley Graham shares insightful and provocative essays about defying rigid beauty industry standards, her successes and setbacks in A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty and Power Really Look Like. Alongside her biographical passages and photos, this new release also features supportive advice to help women boost their health and self confidence.

Radium Girls by Kate Moore delves into the true life story about the strength and determination of the young women who were exposed to glowing dust in radium-dial factories in early 20th century America. When they begin to fall mysteriously ill and the factories ignore their claims regarding the dangerous side effects, the “shinning girls” band together to set in motion events that will forever change worker’s rights, regulations and ultimately save lives.

Foodies, aspiring and recreational chefs will want to check out My Mother’s Kitchen by Peter Gethers. Gethers’ new memoir is filled with personal anecdotes, recipes and more in a heartwarming tribute to his mother Judy Gethers, a cookbook writer and chef who worked alongside culinary icons including Julia Child and Wolfgang Puck.

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