Little Weirds

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Step into Jenny Slate’s wild, unfiltered imagination in this “magical” (Mindy Kaling), “delicious” (Amy Sedaris), and “poignant” (John Mulaney) collection about love, heartbreak, and being alive — “this book is something new and wonderful” (George Saunders).

You may “know” Jenny Slate from her new Netflix special, “Stage Fright,” or as the creator of Marcel the Shell, or as the star of “Obvious Child.” But you don’t really know Jenny Slate until you get bonked on the head by her absolutely singular writing style. To see the world through Jenny’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, Jenny channels the pain and beauty of life in writing so fresh, so new, and so burstingly alive, we catch her vision like a fever and bring it back out into the bright day with us, and everything has changed.

An Amazon Best Book of November 2019: Author and comedian Jenny Slate is a little weird (in a very good way). Her aptly named collection of personal essays, Little Weirds, gives readers a glimpse into her strangely funny and tender, magically delicious mind. Divorced and broken-hearted, Slate returns to her childhood home in Massachusetts—an old house haunted by the ghost of a forlorn sea captain—and mines her rich inner world for stories of birth and death, crafts outrageous dating profiles from a Color-Spirit who loves spicy food and hates rock climbing, and sends formal cease and desist letters to her own boring dreams. Slate’s writing style is deeply personal, yet her prose is crisp to the taste in her retelling of the simple joy of a well-made sardine sandwich, and there’s a heft to her language, not unlike the weight of the Meyer lemons she carries in from the backyard. In one particularly poignant story, a psychic tells her to grow up, and Slate allows herself to finally let go and listen to her soft and bruised heart, paving the way for her to become the wild, free creature she knows herself to be—the one who’s having her bona fide moment in the spotlight now. —Marlene Kelly

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