You'll Grow Out of It

You'll Grow Out of It

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Both a tomboy and a late bloomer, Jessi Klein grew up always feeling like more of an observer than a participant in the rites of modern femininity. You'll Grow Out of It is a funny and incisive collection of real life stories in which Klein explores the milestones of the twenty first century woman: from trying to sculpt the perfect butt (one that looks like two floating tennis balls), to attempting to find watchable porn (the kind where no one cries), and deconstructing Oprah's obsession with taking baths (there's no place on dry land where women are left alone.) Throughout the journey, Klein's voice is both hilariously relatable and raw.
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : [2016]. Black Inc. Books,
ISBN: 9781863958653
Branch Call Number: B 792.7028092 KLEI
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 24 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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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.

laurendouglass 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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