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Laugh-out-loud, deeply insightful, and emotion-filled essays from multi-talented actress, comedian, podcaster, and writer Casey Wilson.

Casey Wilson has a lot on her mind and she isn’t afraid to share. In this dazzling collection, each essay skillfully constructed and brimming with emotion, she shares her thoughts on the joys and vagaries of modern-day womanhood and motherhood, introduces the not-quite-typical family that made her who she is, and persuasively argues that lowbrow pop culture is the perfect lens through which to examine human nature.

Whether she’s extolling the virtues of eating in bed, processing the humiliation over her father’s late in life perm, mourning her mother's passing, or revealing her patented method for keeping the mystery alive in a marriage, Casey is witty, candid, and full of poignant and funny surprises. Humorous dives into her obsessions and areas of personal expertise - self-help, nice guys, cool girls (not her), and how to receive visitors in the bath - are matched by touching meditations on female friendship, anger, grief, motherhood, and identity. 

Listening to The Wreckage of My Presence is like spending time with a close friend - a deeply passionate, full-tilt, joyous, excessive, compulsive, shameless, hungry-for-it-all, loyal, cheerleading friend. A friend who is ready for any big feelings that come her way - and isn’t afraid to embrace them.

©2021 Casey Wilson (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Laugh out loud funny

I’ve been listening to Casey for years on Bitch Sesssh and have been anticipating the release of this book. She has not disappointed! Wow! Laughing out loud. So grateful Casey did her own audiobook - could listen to her for hours which I am currently doing!

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Must Buy

Casey Wilson is a gift from the heavens above. I’ve always been a big fan of hers, ever since I saw her movie ‘Ass Backwards’ in 2014. I have been listening to this book nonstop. She is incredibly relatable and not at the same time. The honesty and vulnerability she displays in this book makes it a must buy. It doesn’t hurt that she is a comic genius. Love it. I also recommend checking out her podcast if you haven’t already.

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Ah-may-zing

I’ve liked you since you were Penny but I really fell for you when I heard you openly talking about your postpartum depression on a podcast years ago and then Bitch Sesh sealed the deal. Thank you for putting your smart, comedic, pure self out there.

I’m going to work on being a bed person for 2021. Who says Moms don’t have goals?

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simply AMAZING!

This is just what I needed.....laughs, tears, and a great story I couldn’t put down.

Great job Casey, & thank you for sharing ♥️

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Throughly enjoyed every page!!!

This book was such a wonderful, deep and personal read. My only complaint is that it ended too quick. However, I will say, the last chapter had me in tears. It was beautifully written as was the rest of the book. Casey’s funny stories and perspectives are so refreshing, honest, raw, and hilarious. She does not sugarcoat anything but there is an air of glamour on every page. Thank you for being so open with your own personal stories. I know your mom is smiling down 💜 I’m a long time Bit h Sesh fan and this sealed the deal.

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What a beautiful book!

Casey’s story is so honest, beautiful, funny. I devoured this book. I didn’t want it to end.

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Great book and performance!

I normally listen to books at higher speed, but I recommend this one at normal speed so you get to enjoy the author’s comedic timing. I laughed, I cried, and I laughed so hard I cried.

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Beautiful

Casey stole my heart during the early Bitchsesh days but absolutely solidified a place on my “She Can Get It” wall of fame with this book. She is so clever, hilarious, cool (yes you are COOL) and her voice sounds like a fairy took a Xanax dipped in buttermilk - just beautiful. A must read

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BRILLIANT BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT!

I usually don’t use a credit on short(er) listens, but ommmgoodness. Is this one so 👏🏻 worth 👏🏻 it 👏🏻. I listened to it in one sitting and laughed, cried, laughed till I cried.

I’m going to be completely honest here (sorry, Casey!) but I literally had no idea who Casey Wilson was before this, and now I find myself wanting to watch everything she’s ever done. Such a REAL, up-front and honest account of life’s moments, both good and bad. The one thing they have in common, is that they’re something we can all relate to. Honestly,

I felt so incredibly seen after finishing this. Listening to it again as I type this, and yes, I still laughed just as hard (if not harder) the second time around.

The tragic description of a (hookup?) alone is worth the credit or $. Not to mention her parents, and their wonderfully entertaining, HYSTERICAL, genius (and obviously effective) parenting style. Seriously.

Stop reading this, and start listening to this book. But reallllly quickly, I also have to say, her narration...puts the icing on the proverbial cake.

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Brilliant, Poignant, and most of all FUNNY

Casey Wilson delivers her usual sense of comedic timing and joy to this collection of essay. Absolutely loved it and will be listening again!

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  • 05-11-21

Brilliant, Amazing, Wonderful!

I went into this expecting funny and ended up getting everything. It’s hilarious, heartbreaking, uplifting and just honestly an amazing book.

Thank you Casey for writing this ❤️

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  • 05-08-21

loved it

Enjoyable, funny & touching.
a very easy listen, casey is entertaining, hilarious & down to earth.

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  • 05-05-21

So good

I absolutely loved this book and even more having Casey narrate it. Relatable and funny.