• What’s Nate Reading This August?

    We heard you: the first round of the reading series was a little intense. So for August – your last month for juicy summer reads – we grilled Nate for his favorite funny books.


    If you’re searching for something to take to the water’s edge – or just wind down with in bed – these stories are sure to keep you feeling good, if not exhausted from all the laughing. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

  • "I've read everything Augusten Burroughs has written – and while the title of this book refers to alcohol, it's the perfect one-word description of his brilliant wit. Also, my brother Jesse says his stories remind him of growing up as my younger brother. Not exactly a shining endorsement of me as a sibling."

Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

  • "I promise this book will make you laugh out loud. Jill turns her (and my) fears into comedic gold, and leaves me wanting more. Luckily that's where her show, 'Odd Mom Out', comes in..."

Sometimes I Feel Like A Nut: Essays And Observations by Jill Kargman


Plus: see the design project Nate did for Jill’s husband’s office on ArchitecturalDigest.com

  • "Dan's commitment to giving back to all communities makes me proud to be his friend. Plus? His depiction of being a gay dad is spot on; the first two pages will have you howling."

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? by Dan Bucatinsky


Plus: See Nate’s “It Got Better” video, part of Dan’s update to the It Gets Better Project.

  • "I love books that are irreverent and well written, so obviously Nora Ephron is always going to be on my list. Her books aren't your typical beach reads, they're more of a slice of life, as told by a brilliant, acerbic, and sadly, now dearly departed author."

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman by Nora Ephron


Lead image of Sandy Foster’s home photographed by Roger Davies for The Things That Matter

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