Now that my husband has given up on the bottle of wine we were drinking and it’s up to me to take one for the team and get the rest of this Viognier down my gullet, I’m going to keep this short and sweet and say I LOVED Jessi Klein’s You’ll Grow Out of It and, if my buzzed recommendation isn’t enough to convince you to read the book, you should check out my (slightly less buzzed) book review on my blog. Cheers!
In this fractured, fearful and uncertain climate, one woman is challenging the status quo, speaking truth to power, and asking the questions the system doesn’t want you to ask. That woman is Jessi Klein. Her question: “Seriously, did Richard Gere shove a gerbil up his butt? Like all the way up there? Whatever, I’m just going to believe it’s true.” Now, I’m not going to pretend the occupancy status of American Treasure Mr. Richard Gere’s backdoor is the central thesis of Klein’s “You’ll Grow Out of It” buuuutttt…it does show up. That’s all I’m saying. “To Kill […]
When you’re name checked in someone else’s review of a particular book you’re somewhat obligated to track it down. “I was a woman sobbing in a hotel corridor, which is kind of incredible, because when I was little I thought I was going to be a senator.” Jessi Klein was a tom boy growing up, often confused for a budding lesbian, who grew into what she refers to as a “tom man.” As an adult she continues to feel like an outsider looking in on the lives of women she refers to as “poodles.” She eventually channeled her awkwardness into […]
Ah, funny books by funny ladies — they almost never fail me. “This was when I learned one of the biggest secrets of being a woman, which is that much of the time, we don’t feel like we’re women at all.” Jessi Klein is a writer for Inside Amy Schumer, which I watched pretty religiously the first season only to abandon in season two (sorry, Amy, we cancelled our cable). Klein starts this very well-written memoir by talking about how girls can be tomboys when they’re little, only to grow into…tom men? She tackles her childhood, some very shitty relationships, her wedding/marriage, her […]
I believe I first became aware of Ms. Klein when she would appear on Best Week Ever. I loved that show. I have always been someone who goes to be early, so I would miss the first airing on Friday nights, and (if I’m remembering it correctly) catch the weekend rerun. Because when you go to bed early on Friday, you obviously are up in time to watch a show at 9AM on Saturday. I also recall squealing a bit when I saw Ms. Klein briefly on camera during Inside Amy Schumer. So when I learned she had a book […]