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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Review: You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein

Title: You'll Grow Out of It
Author: Jessi Klein
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date: July 12, 2016
Source: Publisher

What's the Story?:

From "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")."

My Two Cents:

The best kinds of funny books are those that make you laugh out loud no matter where you are. There are books that are funny but don't necessarily make to laugh with abandon. There are other books, like "You'll Grow Out of It" that will make you make a scene in public. If you want to laugh, this book is for you.

The book almost feels like a collection of short stories with Klein musing about different periods of her life and making observations about life in general in a very entertaining way. One of the chapters that I loved the most was about woman as either being poodles or wolves (I'm so a wolf). She has an uncanny way of making you think about things from a different perspective while having a lot of laughs along the way!

This book is hilarious and I definitely found myself laughing out loud but I appreciated that Klein was also able to stretch herself into talking about difficult subjects as well. Her writing is incredibly versatile. She talks about relationships and infertility in serious ways that were really helpful for me and could definitely be helpful for others. Overall, this is a great book that will make you laugh and may even make you cry!


1 comment:

  1. I have been on the hunt for a laugh out loud funny book, and this sounds like it. Thanks for the review!


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