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Little Weirds

Narrated by: Jenny Slate
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
4.5 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Magical" (Mindy Kaling)
"Delicious" (Amy Sedaris)
"Funny and poignant and beautiful" (John Mulaney)
"It made me remember I was alive" (George Saunders)

Hello! I looked into my brain and found a book. Here it is. Inside you will find:

  • The smell of honeysuckle
  • Heartbreak
  • A French-kissing rabbit
  • A haunted house
  • Death
  • A vagina singing sad, old songs
  • Young geraniums in an ancient castle
  • Birth
  • A dog who appears in dreams as a spiritual guide
  • Divorce
  • Electromagnetic energy fields
  • Emotional horniness
  • The ghost of a sea captain
  • And more

I hope you enjoy these little weirds.

Love,

Jenny Slate

©2019 Jenny Slate (P)2019 Little, Brown & Company

Critic Reviews

"This book is something new and wonderful - honest, funny, positive, completely original, and inspiring in the very best way: it made me remember I was alive." (George Saunders)

"Jenny's writing is magical and stylish, just like her. Each essay in Little Weirds feels like a vivid, cinematic experience, full of original observations and unexpected laughs." (Mindy Kaling)

"Luminous, emotional, lovely, and a little mysterious, this book is something you will savor like a half-remembered, gorgeous dream. You'll finish it feeling like Jenny Slate is your new best friend." (Susan Orlean)

"A singularly hilarious and horny, but also poignant and tender, collection of writing that beautifully captures Slate's inimitable voice, which is one that, once you've heard it, you want to listen to forever." (Kristen Iversen, Nylon)

"A man on the 2 Express Train read some of Jenny Slate's Little Weirds over my shoulder. 'What kind of book is this?' he asked. 'The best kind,' I replied." (John Mulaney)

"This book is like a stovetop goulash, delicious and varied ingredients, prepared perfectly and excellent with bread...I'm sorry, I lost track of the simile." (Amy Sedaris)

"Jenny's writing is wide open, tuneful, tender. She sees the world (and feels the world) like a bug might, two antennae poking out from her head like sensory wands. Reading Little Weirds made me feel tipsy." (Durga Chew-Bose, author of Too Much and Not the Mood)

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Sweet. Strange. Deeply Insightful.

It really feels like a window into Jenny's brain. It's funny and quirky, but also really beautiful. A lovely self-exploration/reflection. Can something be realistically whimsical? It bounces so gracefully from crass, to heartbreaking, to sweet, to nostalgic, to angry, to happy, to loving.

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Devastatingly beautiful

Wow this book was life changing! Jenny Slate thank you for your beautiful vulnerability

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A wonderful tapestry of memory and self-awakening

A collection of nonfictional magical realism that makes me want to buy the author red geraniums and be her friend.

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Whimsical

Vulnerable and so beautiful. So glad I listened. Will certainly come back and listen again when I need to.

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Perfect

This book has brought me back to life. I can't really say more than that.

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Delightful!

Jenny Slate is the most generous author I've ever encountered, taking us through her very soul like a seasoned hostess.

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absolutely love this spirit

amazing story, abstract love. Jenny slate delivers on this soft spoken and entirely genuine performance.

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little weirds is a lotta goods

Oh damn. I love this book. I loved following Jenny as she became so many things and died and died and died. This book is cathartic and refreshing. It gets deep down in there but keeps a light on. 👍👍

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Thank you Jenny for sharing your beautiful mind

What a beautiful person, describing her own mind, self, and desires in a kind way, which makes me want to be kind to myself and to other people.

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Heart-Meltingly Beautiful Prose

Jenny Slate, you are my spirit animal. You pile words on top of each other like a pile of sweet sleepy puppies. I want to snuggle them all and eat the words so they live in my heart and soul. I can tell your words love each other and love you in return. Thank you for letting us into your beautifully honest world!