You'll Grow Out of It hilariously and candidly explores the journey of the 21st-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 99 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.
©2016 Jessi Klein (P)2016 Hachette Audio
"Fans of Amy Schumer (i.e., everybody?) will fall in love with funny woman and Emmy Award-winning Inside Amy Schumer writer Jessi Klein's relatable collection of humor essays.... Klein is a truly witty PRINZESS." (Bust)
"A gifted comedian turns the anxieties, obsessions, insecurities, and impossible-to-meet expectations that make up human nature into laughter." (Kirkus)
"Klein shares her eccentric path to adulthood, from her tomboyish girlhood to sidesplitting dating tales and beyond in this uproarious, relatable, and irresistible memoir." (Harper's Bazaar)
She didn't omit anything that I would have been curious about if she hadn't included it! She bravely went all the way there.
I suppose I'd have to choose The Cad chapter; the condom incident as related to Terry Gross was my introduction to Jessi and her book. I loved working through her process of learning that she is a true comedian. Jesters and music keep us sane.
She Didn't Grow Out of It (and I'm glad).
As a 72-year old woman, I felt especially privileged to be part of Jessi's audience.
Love this book! She takes the words out of my mouth and finally, I feel like my thoughts are NORMAL(?) I am not alone in my head!!! Reminiscent of Nora Ephron!
I loved it sooo much. every second. I cannot remember the last time I laughed this hard. The way she talks about baths is so funny. so good better than chelsea Handler .
I had to think of errands to run, workouts to extend, and all sorts of other excuses to keep listening to this book. It is awesome! Laughing out loud funny, but still authentic and relatable. I really thoroughly enjoyed this book, so much so that I will miss listening to it - hence the title. Well done!
This book was very relatable in some parts, but completely unrelatable in other parts. However, even the unrelatable parts were entertaining. Because even though I'll never go to some of the world class spas and hotels she describes, it was entertaining to hear how the upper class lives. There's also many parts on failed relationships, good relationships, career choices, and generally about being a woman that are so honest, funny and relatable. Having the author read her own work definitely adds a lot of charm to this book. I liked it a lot. I want to be her poor little wolf friend.
Absolutely. After 40 women are all basically the same age. There was very little in this book any woman well into the Ma'm phase would not identify with.
The embarrassing, cringe inducing, achingly familiar complete awfulness of dating a man that wears loafers without socks. Are they stamped out of a mold on an undiscovered planet that might be called Tasselvania?
Her voice obviously. If a memoir, autobiography,etc is read by the author I always choose to listen. If that person is also hysterically funny all the better. I will still buy the book, It is hard to find especially juicy passages in the audio books..
I did, although I wasn't sitting. I was gardening, walking my dog, hanging out the laundry, all the while laughing like a crazy woman.
Thank you Jessi Klein and take comfort that you are stil 20 years from flyers offering cremation services.
I'd rate like this: #1 Sederis #2 Fey #3 Ephron #4 KLEIN #5 & #5.5 Reichl / Huston. Not on the list: That girl who wrote Sweet/Bitter.
Just one??? Uh ok - wolves vs. poodles.
I know it sounds crazy b/c I've never even met Jessi and yet WE ARE THE SAME. I really would like to text her to check in on her but um I dropped my phone in the toilet and lost all my numbers. Does anyone have it? Please DM me.
No but seriously Brava Jessi Klein - a great book, well read. Honest and real, great delivery, feels like you're listening to a pal but you don't have to talk back to her. A+.
The audio books I get tend to be either 1) scifi or 2) things for my husband and me to listen to on long road trips--humor or history
I couldn’t be more thrilled that lots of female comedians are following in Tina Fey’s “Bosseypants” footsteps and bringing out their own irreverent autobiographies. All of the ones I’ve read so far are, in fact, better than Fey’s and “You’ll Grow Out of It” is no exception. I picked this up because it was recommended as similar to “How to be a Woman” by Caitlin Moran. The books definitely share the same gene pool: both funny, both hyper-honest about the trials of being a Modern Woman, and both inspiring about what it takes to follow your career dreams. The difference between the two books, and what made Klein’s book a 4-star read (instead of the 5 stars I gave to Moran) is that Klein’s essays were lighter. With one or two exceptions (her early disavowal of wearing any clothing that looked vaguely feminine and her very funny rejection of natural childbirth methods spring to mind) Klein doesn’t get quite as deeply into questioning social norms and the cultural background of Big City life as does Moran. Still, a highly enjoyable book (made even better in audio format read by Klein—who by the way sounds a LOT like Terry Gross). I would definitely pick up another should she choose to write one (fingers crossed).
Jessi Klein is a rare find, poignant, yet realistic. Self deprecating, yet tough. Laugh out loud funny, yet touching. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of the book. Narration is flawless, as she has a great speaking voice. Highly recommend.
I really enjoyed this book, and thought Jessi Klein's narration was witty, wry, and added a lot to her story. From dating, to finding her way professionally, to eventually marriage and a son, she made me laugh, gasp, and at the end even get a little teary. What a gift for her to share her journey.
Highly recommend, and very entertaining.
Well written, entertaining, easy listen although disappointingly plays heavily into clichéd female themes and insecurities.
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