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A hilarious and emotional personal account of the life, times, mistakes, and crippling codependence of comedian, producer, director, actress, and writer Whitney Cummings.

After getting her start as a stand-up comic and then breaking out with the wildly successful CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls (she's the cocreator, writer, and executive producer), Whitney Cummings has seen a few things and is turning to the written word to tell us all the stuff she's too scared to say onstage.

Full of intellect, pathos, and profundity, I'm Fine...and Other Lies is, in Whitney's words, her first book, which means her last date. With her signature incendiary edge and self-deprecation, Whitney comes clean about what has shaped her into the trailblazing comic that she is today. She recounts her struggles with codependence, love addiction, workaholism, eating disorders, and vagina steaming. This intimate, no-holds-barred look at Whitney's mistakes and subsequent life lessons makes for juicy schadenfreude, no doubt. However, it's also an astute, poignant, and, most importantly, honest tale of what it means to live in today's world and Twittersphere, with all the insecurities and anxieties that come with that territory. That said, at end of the day, no matter her situation, she's fine. And other lies.

©2017 Whitney Cummings (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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I've been waiting for this woman to write a book!

I've heard Whitney Cummings on podcasts and stand up talk hint and, at times, directly confront her winding road of research and self discovery.

Whitney goes all in with this book, delivering a vulnerable memoir of raw expression. She opens up about the trials most women go though, think about, and run from. She is refreshingly honest and sprinkles in enough humility and permission for you to know you're not alone in your own struggles.

Whitney occasionally takes recording off script and allows you to connect with her in that moment. There are times that she's so connected that you can hear her emotions come through in a way I've never seen on stage. While speaking up about her values and gender inequality for both men and women, Whitney also provides insight and examples of how hard those have been to change. She's also keenly aware of her potential bias in ways that are so wonderful and, she calls them out, encouraging us to also question what we *know* to be true.

If her goal was to bring honest, funny, encouraging words to women and men to be open, honest, and vulnerable to move us all forward... then she's done it. The rest is up to us to move forward and be, better. Love you, mean it.

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Amazing

This book is exactly what I have been searching for in a self help book for years....authentic, knowledgeable and hilarious. I have learned so much and it has helped bring somethings to light in my own life. I highly recommend this book.

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loved it

Wow, heard an interview on Howard Stern and decided to check out the book. Best book I've had the opportunity to listen to lately. I've already bought other copies to give to people for gifts.

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More of a Self Help book, really...

I expected a funny, Ha-Ha book here, but instead ended up getting a psych 101 course. I love Whitney's stand up and her tv show, but this book was not what I was expecting.

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Thank you! I am fine now :)

Such a great book full of great realistic advise. Whitney makes learning about the crazy things and her life a fun adventure. Part of the story I am surprised and want to find away to help the other half I am looking inside and learning thirds about myself. The great thing is I am laughing with her the whole book! Thank you!! I am going to be fine!

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Amazing

Whitney makes a claim early on in the book that this book will “change your life” and she was right. This book talks about very powerful and insightful topics. I think there’s something everyone can relate to. It’s funny and inspiring and I loved it!

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She's real

I really enjoyed listening to Whitney read this and the real emotion she had.

Plus it's nice to know we're all crazy on some level.

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Ok...

Kind of funny, kind of whiny. Nothing very groundbreaking or original. I was not impressed.

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Hypochondriac's Wet Dream

I was hoping this would be a funny little memoir like Posey Parker's book or Judy Greer. This book is not that. It is all about her Whitney's illnesses and therapy. The comedy is forced. Even though she is famous and had more money than me, I just feel sorry for her. I wish I had saved my credit. So if you are a glutton for punishment purchase this book.

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Hard to connect

So I thought I liked her stand up and saw good reviews so I downloaded it. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of one person having so many physical problems they ignored and thought were normal. And it definitely seemed like most of the physical ailments stemmed from starving herself and anorexia. She didn’t end up mentioning all of her physical problems until the very end of the book and would go back about each thing to her childhood. I sat and wondered what the hell how did she think all of this is normal or that everyone else would have done these things as well? Maybe some people can relate to a few things. I feel bad for her but I just have a hard time connecting to this extreme of always dating the worst guy and punishing her body at every corner and trying to work through excruciating pain or physical problems going on with her life. I’m glad she got some therapy but surely every other woman isn’t going through everything she self imposed on herself. I just can’t imagine and I’m a very empathetic person but I didn’t personally find anything helpful or that funny with this book. Just ended up being shocked and appalled.

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