Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781611760859 $39.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
As both author and narrator of this offbeat memoir, Jenny Lawson employs a unique style that is both funny and off-kilter. Imagine Jessica Simpson on truth serum and devoid of inhibitions. Not everything here is true, so listeners may find themselves rewinding in rubbernecking curiosity, trying to detect whether she actually forgot she mailed herself a cobra or to understand how exactly one holds a zombie apocalypse drill. Her popular Web site, “The Bloggess,” is a platform for Lawson's insanity, and her narrative persona exudes a lascivious élan that is part stand-up, part literary doppelganger, and part road-kill recollections. The magic is making it all sound unrehearsed, not just the ending outtakes. The next Tina Fey has arrived. J.L. 2013 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2012]
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