You’ll Grow Out Of It by Jessi Klein (5 out of 5)

Jessi Klein isn’t a very familiar name. Until you dig deeper. Turns out she’s the award winning head writer of the hilarious Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer. She’s done writing for other shows, had her own stand-up special, and has been on NPR. Not a newbie by any means, but this is her first book. It’s newly released in paperback, from our friends at Hachette Book Group. I strongly encourage you to read it, especially if you are a fan of “real women’s essays”. What do I mean real women? Simple. No shrinking violets and weeping willows here. Jessi walks us through many parts of her life and gives it straight- from disastrous relationships to therapy to lingerie to whether you’re a poodle or wolf (proud wolf here!), the debacle of the wedding dress, engagement, IVF, among other real topics that more of the female population should talk about. Or write about. Or both. Or even recommend that other women read about these matters. Starting with this very book! Jessi adopts a tone that is open, brutally honest, and yes, hilarious. Reading about her and Mike (her husband’s) struggle to get pregnant was both poignant and humorous, because in her hands, she brings the good, the bad, and the funny. Not easy to do that while talking about a serious subject, but she does that. And pulls the reader in while doing so. A book that will entertain throughout and afterward. Here’s hoping that she decides to write a book about her career next. I’m sure I’m not the only one wanting to hear Amy Schumer stories! 

~ by generationgbooks on August 14, 2017.

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