So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know

So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know

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In her hilarious book of essays, Parks and Recreation star Retta shares the stories that led to her success in Hollywood. In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she's always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese). Throwing her hard-working Liberian parents for a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcom -- like her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne. Say what? Word. Turns out Retta might actually be on to something. After winning Comedy Central's stand-up competition, she should be ready for prime time -- but a fear of success derails her biggest dream. Whether reminiscing about her days as a contract chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, telling "dirty" jokes to Mormons, feeling like the odd man out on Parks, fending off racist trolls on Twitter, flirting with Michael Fassbender, or expertly stalking the cast of "Hamilton," Retta's unique voice and refreshing honesty will make you laugh, cry, and laugh so hard you'll cry. Her eponymous sitcom might not have happened yet, but by the end of So Close to Being the Sh*t, you'll be rooting for Retta to be the next one-named wonder to take over your television. And she just might inspire you to reach for the stars, too.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press,
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250109347
Branch Call Number: B 791.45092 RETT
Characteristics: viii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Oct 07, 2018

As a fan of Parks and Rec fan I am obsessed with Donna Meagle who taught us all to treat ourselves. This book was also a treat. I felt like I spent time with Retta and got to know so much about her journey. Her writing style is funny, laid back and totally her. This is a great read for fans looking to learn more about a national treasure!

PimaLib_TeneciaP Aug 21, 2018

I "discovered" Retta in 2000 when I was watching an episode of Premium Blend on Comedy Central. I belly laughed during her entire routine and knew I was a fan for life.

This audiobook (read by her which makes it even more amazing!!!) is HILARIOUS! Sitting alone in my car laughing out loud (so loud people walking by my car can hear me) - tears running down my face - my cheeks are starting to hurt - I think I might pee my pants type of HILARIOUS. It was just the comic relief I needed at the start and end of my day.

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