Comedian, television host and actress Aisha Tyler new book Self-Inflicted Wounds is now on in bookstores, having been released last week by HarperCollins. Tyler plans a book signing on Wednesday Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. Self-Inflicted Wounds is about “embracing failure—pursuing it”—and of course, surviving it.
Tyler is the co-host of the Emmy-nominated daytime talk show The Talk. She is also the voice of the sexy superspy Lana Kane on FX’s animated series Archer.
According to HarperCollins, Tyler “serves up a spectacular collection of her own self-inflicted wounds. From almost setting herself on fire, to vomiting on a boy she liked, to getting drunk and sleeping through the SATs, to going into crushing debt to pay for college and then throwing away her degree to become a comedian, Aisha's life has been a series of spectacularly epic fails. And she's got the scars to prove it.”
In the book she writes about how her triumphs haven't come in spite of the failures, but because of them. Says HarperCollins because “with every failure comes a lesson learned, a strength revealed, a fear overcome, or an adventure braved. And after you've failed a time or three, hopefully you'll have learned something. Or at the very least have a really killer story. Because to err is human, but to fail epically is hilarious.”
Tyler is also creator, producer and host of the award-winning and top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy, which consistently ranked one of the top ten comedy podcasts on iTunes. She also is host of the all-new Whose Line Is It, Anyway? on the CW.