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Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny LawsonBroken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250077035
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

Broken (In the Best Possible Way) is at once a hilarious memoir while also having a serious undertone. It deals with tough topics such as depression, death, covid, and many more. If you are a fan of Jenny Lawson, you will love this book. I would also highly recommend the audiobook for this since it is narrated by Jenny Lawson herself, making the reading/listening experience 10 times better! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

As painfully perfect as her debut work Hyperbole and a Half, this humorous comic memoir had me laughing out and crying real tears (my boyfriend can attest if you don't believe me). Don't ask me how, but Allie Brosh has managed to mine divorce, depression, cancer scares, and even death for moments of hilarity and poignancy. This book is the friend we all need to make us laugh when life is going to hell in a handbasket. ~ Reviewed by Virginia Edinger


Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide by John Cleese - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385348270
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Published: Crown - September 8th, 2020

Stumped? Can't find the right words for the essay, the right notes for the score, the right colors for the painting? Don't panic. Let your mind wander. Dream a little. See what your unconscious can do, without your help. Then, get to work. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781538745359
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 17th, 2020

Rachel Bloom's I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are is as hilarious, cringy, and relatable as the show that made her a household name (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and has a little bit of everything; childhood trauma, hilarious anecdotes, musical numbers, Harry Potter fanfic, spanx... This book is a roller coaster ride (literally, she's designed a theme park within the book), and is a breezy read for outcasts and/or theater people. ~ Reviewed by Virginia Edinger


We Saw Scenery: The Early Diaries of Merrill Markoe by Merrill Markoe - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616209032
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 13th, 2020

Reminiscent of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, but less serious, Markoe takes us through their childhood, teen years and today. They talk about their influences along with the trials of growing up. We have “flash nows” that have Today Markoe talking to Younger Markoe. We have the history of the country, television and one family. I do not think Markoe is 100% sane; but that is what makes them so wonderful. For adults, but older teens would enjoy it as well. However, due to drug and sexual situations, it's not for everyone. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781455591435
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 24th, 2020

It's hard to write as well as you speak - I've read memoirs I realized I'd rather hear - but damn does Esposito do it. Her stories start in one direction, and suddenly you turn a corner to a new dimension you hadn't expected. With the craft of an expert jokester, Esposito tells her life story in a stark yet hilarious way - the 80-block-walk defeats, the total-familial-acceptance highs. Her writing influenced and changed the way I write, and that is the highest compliment one can give. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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