Books Elissa Bassist Thinks You Should Read


The Equals Record asks Funny Women editor (and writer/motherfucker) Elissa Bassist what she’s reading offline.

She responds with a whole shelf’s worth of books, from David Foster Wallace’s masterpiece Infinite Jest to fellow funny woman Tina Fey’s autobiographical comedy Bossypants.

Read it, if only to find out what Bassist considers “the most fucked-up book I’ve ever read.”

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →