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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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Summary:

"To see the world through Jenny Slate'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, Slate channels the pain and beauty of life in writing so fresh, so new, and so burstingly alive that we catch her vision like a fever and bring it back out into the bright day with us, and everything has changed." --Dust jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 814 SLA 2019 (Text) 33892100650598 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/03/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316485340
  • ISBN: 0316485349
  • Physical Description: ix, 224 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Short autobiographical essays.
Formatted Contents Note:
Treat -- Introduction/explanation/guidelines for consumption -- I was born : the list -- Fast bad baby -- My mother -- Deerhoof/dream deer -- Restaurant -- Daydreams/tides -- I want to look out a window -- I died : Valentine's Day -- Ghosts -- Color-spirit -- Letter : dreams -- Trench-times/dream dog -- Eclipse -- Touch vs. smack -- I died : listening -- Beach animals -- A prayer -- I was born : about to bust -- Nice things to do for tipping yourself toward gentleness and simple joy -- I died : the sad songs of my vagina -- Mouse house -- Holding the dog -- I died : bonked -- The pits -- To Norway -- Hillside -- Important questions -- I died : sardines -- Sit? -- Kathleen/Dog-Flower-Face -- Letter : super-ego -- Creed -- The Code of Hammurabi -- Kinship -- A fact -- Geranium -- A tender thief -- Night treats for her -- The root : a made-up myth -- Fur -- Tart -- Clothes flying on/day flying open -- I died : bronze tree -- Dog paw -- Blue hour -- From me to you, from me to everybody.
Summary, etc.:
"To see the world through Jenny Slate'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, Slate channels the pain and beauty of life in writing so fresh, so new, and so burstingly alive that we catch her vision like a fever and bring it back out into the bright day with us, and everything has changed." --Dust jacket.
Subject: Slate, Jenny, 1982-
Television actors and actresses > United States > Biography.
Comedians > United States > Biography.
Authors, American > 21st century > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Essays.

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