You'll Grow Out of It

You'll Grow Out of It

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"YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT hilariously, and candidly, explores the journey of the twenty-first century woman. As both a tomboy and a late bloomer, comedian Jessi Klein grew up feeling more like an outsider than a participant in the rites of modern femininity. In YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT, Klein offers-through an incisive collection of real-life stories-a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond. These include her "transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man," attempting to find watchable porn, and identifying the difference between being called "ma'am" and "miss" ("Miss sounds like you weigh ninety-nine pounds"). Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice"--
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781455568567
1455568562
9781455531189
1455531189
9781455531196
9781478983798
9781478936619
Branch Call Number: 792.23 KLEIN
Characteristics: viii, 291 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: You will grow out of it

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LoganLib_Dove Feb 28, 2017

This book is full of humour and good advice. Reads like a novel and has some insightful information about life. Charming and very entertaining! I'm still trying to decide if I'm a poodle or a wolf.

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celinar
Jan 05, 2017

I couldn't finish this. It starts strong with the essay titled "Tom Man", about what happens to tomboys when they grow up, but veers quickly into the worst kind of toxic femininity, all about complying with insane standards of beauty and being treated horribly by men. The worst of the essays I finished was about how some women are poodles--naturally, effortlessly beautiful--and some are wolves--have to try hard forever with their looks and never let down their guards for a second. To me this is exactly backward. A couple of essays later (one about a cad she dated, then another about her love for that dumb store Anthropologie) I was done.

laurengail Dec 18, 2016

I was surprised - as good as the chapters on writing and stand-up were, my favorite essay was GET THE EPIDURAL. A wonderfully funny skewering of people's attitudes towards how women give birth.

Chapel_Hill_ShannonB Oct 13, 2016

I heart Jessi Klein. Her memoir is very funny, and full of charm and wit. She's smart, honest, relate-able and tells a good story. I especially enjoyed her essay about taking the plunge and doing stand up, but there is not a weak entry in the collection. Highly recommend for fans of comedy writers and memoirs.

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heckman3
Sep 11, 2016

This is an authentic, hilarious book. My favorite chapter is the one on epidurals.

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wiredonjava
Sep 09, 2016

Funny and light memoir. Just wondering why this comedienne and Bonnie MacFarlane use childhood photos on their book covers and why they both badly want to be friends with Janeane Garofalo?

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sunshinebunni7
Sep 06, 2016

Laugh out loud and spill your coffee funny at times. A fun and quick lighthearted read.

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