Little Weirds by Jenny Slate audiobook

Little Weirds

By Jenny Slate
Read by Jenny Slate

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316485340

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • $90.99

    ISBN: 9781549102714

Runtime: 4.33 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of the 40 Biggest Titles of the Season

A Paste Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks of the Months

A USA Today Pick of Not-to-Miss Books

A Washington Post Pick for Best Books of November

A Vogue Pick of Books We Can't Wait to Read This Fall

A Cosmopolitan Pick of November's Best Books

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

A Bustle Pick of Books That Will Leave You Starstruck

A Bookpage Most Anticipated Book for Nonfiction

A November 2019 LibraryReads Pick

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Slate’s voice remains an eccentric and powerful central force as she comments on politics, patriarchy, and her personal life. Time magazine
Slate invites us for a glorious swim inside her imagination as she explores romance, heartbreak, and self-love in this poetry-memoir-fiction mash-up. People magazine
“Slate…brings her brand of whimsy and bracing honesty to a bizarre nonfiction narrative collection, touching on her childhood, growing up in a haunted house and divorce.” USA Today
“Indescribable, but eminently readable, the actor-comedian’s book…is performance art in high-caliber prose.” Washington Post
“Slate’s rhythmic, idiosyncratic delivery somehow soothes and dazzles in equal measure. This makes for an audiobook experience that you’ll want to return to again and again.” Paste (audio review)
“A tender and twee not-exactly memoir. The comedian…wraps her themes in ethereal layers of whimsy, fantasizing throughout…The party trick isn’t for everyone, but fans and gossip mongers are bound to have fun.” Vogue
At once warm, heartbreaking, and erotic...a strange, witty, sad journey into the depths of their author's imagination...devastating in their unfiltered honesty, even optimism...showcasing [Slate's] singular poetic forms of expression. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Jenny Slate, the polymathic actress, writer and comic, presents a delightfully odd assemblage of vignettes whose magical-realist absurdity is a style all her own. LOS ANGELES TIMES
Across pieces that vary in tone and style, a vulnerable account of losing love and wanting desperately to re-find it emerges. . . This unconventional collection gives true insight into Slate as both an artist and a person. BOOKLIST (Starred Review)
Slate seems to fit so comfortably inside the poetic realms of her impressive imagination that she has no need to abandon them, not even when she is rebuking the pernicious ugliness of male patriarchy, another element that has heavily impacted her life. In one particularly powerful interlude, the author achieves biblical grandeur, envisioning herself ripping out the ancient evil root and stem...A uniquely talented writer and performer offers up an unexpectedly uncommon approach to autobiographical writing. KIRKUS REVIEWS
"Little Weirds explores the oddities-and magic-of everyday life...Less an essay collection and more a map of her brain...Little Weirds chattily chronicles Slate's highs and lows and dips and swoops as if the actress is absorbing sunshine through an I.V. MARIE CLAIRE
The stand-up comedian and actress dips into every nook and cranny of her mind to bring forth original, funny, tender, and above all, magical observations about life. POPSUGAR
Both vulnerable and moving, a party even non-party-goers might like to attend. LIBRARY JOURNAL
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...Slate's writing style is deeply personal, yet her prose is crisp to the taste. AMAZON, Editor's Choice
“This debut essay collection…are well worth your time—a lovely glimpse into the mind of a truly great creative force.” BookPage
“Slate meditates on topics profound and ephemeral with wonder and stark honesty…Slate offers an intimate window into not only her mind, but her heart. The result is a dazzling, sensory gift for poetry lovers and fans of Slate’s distinctly odd, but deeply charming humor.” Publishers Weekly
“In this collage of essays, stories, dreams (both night and day), and pieces that defy easy categorization, the actor and comedian invites readers to pay an extended visit, one that will leave them enlightened, moved, and sometimes pleasantly puzzled.” Shelf Awareness

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 4.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English