I Like You Just the Way I Am

Stories About Me and Some Other People
Narrated by: Jenny Mollen
Length: 7 hrs
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A New York Times best seller!

By the actress, writer, and one of the funniest women on Twitter, an outrageous, hysterical memoir of acting on impulse, plotting elaborate hoaxes, and refusing to acknowledge boundaries in any form.

Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She is also a wife, married to a famous guy (which is annoying only because he gets free shit and she doesn't). She doesn't want much from life. Just to be loved - by everybody: her parents, her dogs, her ex-boyfriends, her ex-boyfriends' dogs, her husband, her husband's ex-girlfriends, her husband's ex-girlfriend's new boyfriends, etc. Some people might call that impulse crazy, but isn't "crazy" really just a word boring people use to describe fun people? (And Jenny is really, really fun, you guys!)

In this program, you'll find stories of Jenny at her most genuine, whether it's stalking her therapist (because he knows everything about her so shouldn't she get to know everything about him?); throwing a bachelorette party so bad that one of the guests is suspected dead; or answering the eternal question: Would your best friend blow your husband on a car ride to dinner if she didn't know you were hiding in the backseat?

I Like You Just the Way I Am is about not doing the right thing - about indulging your inner crazy person. It is Jenny when she's not trying to impress anyone or come across as a responsible, level-headed member of society. With any luck it will make you better acquainted with who you really are and what you really want. Which, let's be honest, is most likely someone else's email password.

©2014 Jenny Mollen (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Not funny

The only reason I kept listening is to remind myself of the kind of person I don’t want to be (her).

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Hmm...Why am I listening to a bio of Jenny Mollen?

I applaud Jenny for being willing to put her warts out there for all to see - and there are a lot - but are we really that interested? This is the story of an actress who never makes it, then realizes her true talent may lie in writing. Her greatest claim to fame seems to be marrying American Pie actor Jason Biggs. While Jenny's writing is amusing, it is extremely crude. This usually doesn't bother me, but much of it seems gratuitous. Not a bad book; just left me wondering why her life merits a biography, at least at this point.

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Perhaps Funnier In Written Form

Mrs. Mollen's performance was quite nice. She clearly is a very talented individual. The beginning has a number of amusing anecdotes, however, they become more sparse as the the book wears on. Additionally, the content is rather unoriginal even if they are actual events from her life. It's not like neurotic rich girl hasn't been done and that is the theme of most of the essays.
Consider Let's Pretend This Never Happened or Ellen DeGeneres's audio book-much better.

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This book brings no pleasure to read

don't waste your money. I'm sure she's a lovely person but I really couldn't get into this book. It was all over the place and not interesting at all. Save your money or go by Whitney Cummings book "I'm fine," which is incredible!

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Just awful

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I had highly anticipated this book after reading a hilarious article she wrote in some women's magazine but sad to say this book was just terrible. No substance, mostly just whining superficial rants that made me uncomfortable.

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The most boring story ever told by a narcissist

What disappointed you about I Like You Just the Way I Am?

I bought this book thinking it was a comedy. It was neither funny, amusing, entertaining, or even close to being vaguely interesting. It was such over the top narcissistic, incoherent dribblings by the author that you at no time cared about any of the characters in the book and hoped she would choke on her own tongue rather than continue speaking.

What could Jenny Mollen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not written it.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jenny Mollen?

Changing the person reading the story couldn't have possibly made the material any better.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None. I wish I could have my money back because it was so unacceptably poor.

Any additional comments?

Audible should remove this pathetic nightmare of a book from its collection. It was clearly only published because the author's husband is famous and paid someone embarressing amounts of money to do so.

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not funny.

I've read other books by Tina Fey, Amy Polher, Mindy Kaling, and Rachel Dratch, however this one does not measure up. Stopped listening less than half way through. Not interesting, or funny.

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Setting a bad example for pretty much everyone

Exactly the woman you don't want your daughter to end up like. Not even funny.

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Returned

She is so unlikable. It was not funny, mostly sorta depressing. Had to return this because I couldn’t stand listening to her selfish rambling anymore.

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Funny-ish, but disturbing

I love that the author is so blatantly open about her neuroses. Still, somewhat disturbing.

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  • fay pearson
  • 08-18-18

honest

I really enjoyed the honesty, it's relatable and very amusing.
JM and her family are delightfully normal

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  • KLARA
  • 05-28-18

Best book EVER!!! HILARIOUS

brilliant from start to finish! a total MUST!! actually sad its over, can't wait for next one!

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  • Sarah J
  • 02-22-19

Unfortunately poor

I normally love comedy audio books but this really disappointed and I couldn't finish. Plus, she came across as a genuinely horrible person which is also unfortunate.

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  • Bianca Edgar
  • 09-19-18

Jenny Mollen is a comedic goddess

A hilariously narrated insight into the life and times of a trying actress, mother and everyday woman. Had me laughing out loud and grimacing all at the same time. Jenny for President x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-16-18

it's a car crash and you want to know more!

I had this sitting in my wishlist for a number of months not really sure what to think about it and whether to commit. While I was overseas with a lot of travel time to fill I had started a couple of other books but was looking for something a bit more lighthearted and wasn't finding what I wanted. I started this book and was finished within 48 hours.
She's absolutely crazy and at times cringeworthy but in a way that you just want to keep listening and know what the outcome was.
By far the best audio performance I've heard yet, with a nice surprise guest voice in there too.
Story was pretty thoroughly entertaining the whole way through too.