Holiday Gift Ideas

By GOLD Comedy

By GOLD Comedy


Aline McKenna and Ramon K. Perez

$24.99 $22.99

Wow, No Thank You.: Essays

Samantha Irby

$15.95 $14.67

The latest hilarity from “one of our country’s most fierce and foulmouthed authors” (Amber Tamblyn). This humor essays book is perfect for the comedy lover in your life or really just anyone who needs a good laugh. Which is everyone.


Abby Sher and Paola Mendoza

$17.99 $16.55

This book is NOT FUNNY. It’s a dystopian YA novel set in a 2023 that’s even more hostile to immigrants than 2020. REALLY not funny! But novelist/performer Abby Sher is—she has taught our classes and written other great books. (And Paola Mendoza—film director and co-founder of the Women’s March is, of course, a force.)

Stand Up, Yumi Chung!

Jessica Kim

$16.99 $15.63

#Shygirlproblems meet standup camp meets a highly awkward WEB OF LIES. Meet Yumi Chung and relate, cringe, laugh!


Nicole Kronzer

$17.99 $16.55

In which Zelda Bailey-Cho goes to improv camp and learns a little (lotta) something about toxic masculinity, HERSELF, and, well, comedy! Half light, half dark, 100 percent relevant.

Crying Laughing

Lance Rubin

$17.99 $16.55

WAIT there’s a DUDE in here? Yes AND: this book’s main character is the super-winning Winnie Friedman, who—while dealing with her dad’s illness—joins her school’s improv troupe and learns a little (lotta) something about sexism, HERSELF, and, well, comedy. Very real, very funny.

The Symptoms of My Insanity

Mindy Raf


Not new, but timeless—and we ♥️ the multitalented Mindy (also a comic, storyteller, and more)! Her YA novel has been described as “full of wit, wisdom, heart, and a hilarious, unforgettable heroine” (HEY JUST LIKE MY LIFE!).

Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble

Judy Gold

$22.99 $21.15

A funny AND trenchant manifesto from the legendary comic/writer/actor/comedy thought leader. Bottom line: Comics should be able to say anything, as long as it’s funny.

I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are

Rachel Bloom

$28.00 $25.76

The comedian, writer, singer, and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has come out with a heavily anticipated—and HILARIOUS—auto-biography that will especially sweet laughs and redemption for the theater/Harry Potter nerds in your world. GOLD founder Lynn Harris told me she was listening to it while driving from New York to MA and was so engrossed she literally almost ran out of gas.