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Turns out, lots and lots of big-time comedians put out a book at some point -- and if you like them, maybe you'll like their book too.

MARC MARON

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM MARC MARON WROTE A MEMOIR CALLED ATTEMPTING NORMAL. According to the publisher, the book is Marc Maron's journey through the wilderness of his own mind, a collection of explosively, painfully, addictively funny stories.

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AZIZ ANSARI

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM AZIZ ANSARI CO-AUTHORED A SURPRISINGLY SERIOUS BOOK ABOUT LOVE. Titled Modern Romance, he teamed up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg to write it -- and it's full of charts, focus group data, and the like.

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KATHY GRIFFIN

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM KATHY GRIFFIN WROTE A BOOK ALL ABOUT HER RUN-INS WITH MAJOR CELEBS. The book, titled, uh, Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins, is full of stories like the one where she sent Lindsay Lohan a half-eaten salad or the one where she petted Celine Dion's hair.

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JUDD APATOW

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM JUDD APATOW WROTE TWO BOOKS THAT ARE COLLECTIONS OF COMEDIAN INTERVIEWS. The're called Sick in the Head and, uh, Sicker In The Head, and they're pretty much what you'd expect based on the description - it's Apatow interviewing comedians like Kevin Hart, Norman Lear, and Whitney Cummings.

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РНОЕВЕ ROBINSON

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM РНОЕВЕ ROBINSON COLLECTED A BUNCH OF HER ESSAYS IN ONE BOOK. It's called Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes, and it includes material like a chapter on how she went from being a receptionist to heading her own production company.

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