Little Weirds

Little Weirds

Book - 2019
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"To see the world through Jenny Slate's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility. As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gasses that are science gasses, not farts (don't be immature). Heartbreak, confusion, and misogyny stalk this blue-green sphere, yes, but it is also a place of wild delight and unconstrained vitality, a place where we can start living as soon as we are born, and we can be born at any time. In her dazzling, impossible-to-categorize debut, Slate channels the pain and beauty of life in writing so fresh, so new, and so burstingly alive that we catch her vision like a fever and bring it back out into the bright day with us, and everything has changed"--Dust jacket.
Published: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780316485340
0316485349
Branch Call Number: B SLA
Characteristics: ix, 224 pages ;,22 cm

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krsbozo
Dec 07, 2019

I like Jenny Slate. She is open and honest and sincere and wonderful. I wish for her the best. Her writing is not my favorite, nor is her comedy, but I read the whole book and watched her special. And I'm left with extremely warm feelings for her.

KatieD_KCMO Nov 25, 2019

Having only known Jenny Slate from her comedic work, I had no idea her talent went this deep! What a beautiful surprise. This collection of essays will expand your ability to feel and introduce you to new ways of seeing the world, with an Annie-Dillard (in American Childhood) like sense of awe. Every page gifts the reader with another 'ah-ha' moment. Take this book in slowly, you'll want to re-read these pages over and over again. Her writing is vulnerable and kind, yet she is fiercely determined to be heard, understood, treated with respect. This book is truly Slate discovering herself, who she wants to be moving forward. I'm very grateful she's decided to share this journey with the world. We need more writers--more humans--like her.
"This book is an act of pressing onward through an inner world that was dark and dismantled. This book is putting myself back together so that I can dwell happily in our shared outer world. Look! Look at this woman who is both the emergency and the relief. Let me be both (I have choice) . Give in. Fall apart. Look at the pieces. Reassemble. This is the essential movement of my holy flux." pg. 9

Having only known Jenny Slate from her comedic work, I had no idea her talent went this deep! What a beautiful surprise. This collection of essays will expand your ability to feel and introduce you to new ways of seeing the world, with an Annie-Dillard (in American Childhood) like sense of awe. Every page gifts the reader with another 'ah-ha' moment. Take this book in slowly, you'll want to re-read these pages over and over again. Her writing is vulnerable and kind, yet she is fiercely determined to be heard, understood, treated with respect. This book is truly Slate discovering herself, who she wants to be moving forward. I'm very grateful she's decided to share this journey with the world. We need more writers--more humans--like her.
"This book is an act of pressing onward through an inner world that was dark and dismantled. This book is putting myself back together so that I can dwell happily in our shared outer world. Look! Look at this woman who is both the emergency and the relief. Let me be both (I have choice) . Give in. Fall apart. Look at the pieces. Reassemble. This is the essential movement of my holy flux." pg. 9

ArapahoeAshleyR Nov 19, 2019

Jenny Slate is my favorite and I love her strange little book. She says at the beginning of Little Weirds that she dreams of being mistaken for a French woman, or, better yet, a homemade Parisian croissant. She wants you to look at her and say, “Oh, I really shouldn’t.” But, when it comes to reading this book, oh, you really should.

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booknrrd
Nov 15, 2019

Little Weirds is a memoir(?) by actress/comedian Jenny Slate. It is not written like your traditional memoir or collection of essays or whatever it is.

How to decide if you should read Little Weirds: First, take a good look at the cover. Decide if you think it is funny. If not, don't read the book. Next, read the first entry. Again, if you don't like it or don't think it's funny and/or entertaining, you should probably put the book down. Alternatively, you could look up in the sky, if you see a cloud shaped like a dog eating a hamburger, you might be the right audience for this book. (Do any dogs eat hamburgers in the book? I think I just made that up, but it should give you the right sense of whimsy that is needed.)

The audiobook is performed by Jenny Slate.

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