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Life as I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex . . . Not Necessarily in That Order

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At twenty-three, Kayli Stollak, like most starry-eyed twentysomethings, assumed that she and her boyfriend, Charlie, would be together forever. Besides a rockinand#8217; sex life, they shared a passion for motorcycle adventures, hedonistic European music festivals, and wearing matching glittery spandex to the disco. What more could a gal ask for? She envisioned their love burning well into their sixties.

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And then he dumped her.

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Heartbroken, Kayli turned to her seventy-five-year-old granny for support. And this ainand#8217;t no ordinary granny. Granny Gail is a ball-busting, sh*t-talking, gossipy yenta with an anecdote or piece of unsolicited advice for every situation. Granny didnand#8217;t sugarcoat the truth or let Kayli dwell on her failed relationship. No, Granny told her to cut the crap and snap out of it. Why didnand#8217;t Kayli give and#8220;one of those dating websitesand#8221; a shot? With her ego on the line, Kayli threw the dare right back at herand#8212;if it was so wonderful, why didnand#8217;t single Granny join her in the world of cyber romance?

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Granny Is My Wingman chronicles Kayliand#8217;s and Grannyand#8217;s misadventures in online dating. What ensues is a hilarious tour through the obstacles of modern love: drunken hookups, late-night Facebook stalking, breathy phone calls with geriatric suitors, and the occasional rude dude. While Kayli powers through a marathon of OkCupid datesand#8212;the corporate drone married to his BlackBerry, the nail-biting thirty-three-year-old who still lives at home with his mom, the serial online daterand#8212;we learn about Grannyand#8217;s romantic past and the bittersweet affair she carried on, even while married, for more than thirty years. The two women cheer each other on and become even closer as they share their dating exploits, learning that the hunt for happiness is the same whether youand#8217;re twenty-five or seventy-five.

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Fresh, funny, and honest, Granny Is My Wingman is a book for anyone who has ever found love, lost it, and been crazy enough to do it all over again.

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"In this rapid-fire tell-all memoir, Colonna spins personal misfortune into comedic gold. Recalling a bad trip on mushrooms at Burning Man, the author reminisces about camping trips with her family in Arkansas (where she grew up), noting quaintly that her mother 'fed biscuits and gravy rather than hallucinogens.' While some readers may tire of the drinking, drugs, and myriad men, Colonna's fans will appreciate her endearing self-deprecation and sarcastic humor. Between the one night stands, politically incorrect humor, and countless episodes of heartbreak, Colonna finds time to reflect on more serious concerns, like aging, blazing a career path, overcoming nerves (Colonna is a stand-up comic), and pushing the boundaries of one's comfort zone. The eye-opening narrative relates candid details of the author's life in mature language, but the conversational style and humorous slant will keep readers laughing from start to finish. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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In the vein of SH*T MY DAD SAYS, a hilarious chronicle of a twentysomething and her 75-year-old sh*t-talking yenta as they navigate through the world of online dating and modern love.

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The riotously funny debut from the drinking star with a YouTube problem

Since launching her YouTube channel and#147;You Deserve a Drinkand#8221; in 2011, comedian Mamrie Hart has built an intensely devoted following of more than half a million viewers. Like her bawdy and bacchanalian show, Hartand#8217;s eponymous debut pays tribute to her boozy misadventures with an original cocktail recipe accompanying each hilarious tale. From the and#147;Leaves of Three Martini,and#8221; commemorating the hookup to whom she accidentally gave poison ivy, to the and#147;Bizzargarita,and#8221; in honor of the time she and a friend were approached by two uber-Republican couples who wanted to and#147;swingand#8221; while on vacation in Mexico, You Deserve a Drink is as useful as it is entertaining.

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About the Author

Sarah Colonna is a writer and roundtable regular on the hit late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, and a producer and star of After Lately. She has been performing stand-up in Los Angeles and across the country for several years and has appeared on various television shows. She used to drink bourbon but now prefers vodka.

Table of Contents

1.and#160;Who the Hell Is Jenna Jones?!and#8195;1

2.and#160;Hitting Is a Part of Healingand#8195;5

3.and#160;Cut the Shitand#8195;11

4.and#160;Whatand#8217;s Love Got to Do with It?and#8195;14

5.and#160;An Affair to Rememberand#8195;20

6.and#160;The Favorite Granddaughterand#8195;28

7.and#160;75 Yr Old Woman Seeks 75 Yr Old Manand#8195;32

8.and#160;I Donand#8217;t Make Dinner, I Make Reservationsand#8195;38

9.and#160;Players Gonna Playand#8195;45

10.and#160;Settling for Lifeand#8195;57

11.and#160;Fantastic vs. Fartyand#8195;65

12.and#160;Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!and#8195;70

13.and#160;This Ainand#8217;t Her First Rodeoand#8195;80

14.and#160;Junk in the Trunkand#8195;85

15.and#160;Southern Comfortand#8195;91

16.and#160;Penny-Pinchersand#8195;104

17.and#160;Club Ratsand#8195;110

18.and#160;Donand#8217;t Stop, Wonand#8217;t Stopand#8195;117

19.and#160;Speed Bumpsand#8195;123

20.and#160;Itand#8217;s Not Me, Itand#8217;s Youand#8195;133

21.and#160;Hakuna Matataand#8195;138

22.and#160;Heand#8217;s Busy? Youand#8217;re Twice as Busyand#8195;146

23.and#160;Dasher and Dancerand#8195;156

24.and#160;The Horizontal Boogieand#8195;159

25.and#160;Friends in a Hopeless Placeand#8195;174

26.and#160;IRLand#8195;182

27.and#160;Whole Foods Hookupsand#8195;187

28.and#160;Granny Knows Bestand#8195;191

29.and#160;D to the T to the Rand#8195;197

and#160;and#160;and#160;Acknowledgmentsand#8195;203

and#160;and#160;and#160;About the Authorand#8195;205

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Charlene Roaquin, November 10, 2013 (view all comments by Charlene Roaquin)
It took me a while to stop smiling after reading this book. If you're looking for genius literary humor, I would suggest another title. But the greatness of "Life As I Blow It" is that you go through it feeling more like your best friend is telling you her life story while completely inebriated instead of reading a book. Colonna's narrative addresses what every girl (or human) wonders - "What the hell am I doing?", and she does it in the most hilarious way. This quick read will definitely leave you in stitches and wanting to recommend it to your best friends.
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Mercede, March 5, 2012 (view all comments by Mercede)
Life As I Blow It is a hilarious read. Once I started reading, it was impossible to put it down. At times I would catch myself getting awkward glances at the coffee shop as I was laughing out loud. The stories are so outrageous it is hard to believe they are real! This was a great book for a quick fun read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345528377
Author:
Colonna, Sarah
Publisher:
Villard Books
Author:
Helbig, Grace
Author:
Hart, Mamrie
Author:
Handler, Chelsea
Author:
Stollak, Kayli
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
author photo
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 208 pages Villard Books - English 9780345528377 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this rapid-fire tell-all memoir, Colonna spins personal misfortune into comedic gold. Recalling a bad trip on mushrooms at Burning Man, the author reminisces about camping trips with her family in Arkansas (where she grew up), noting quaintly that her mother 'fed biscuits and gravy rather than hallucinogens.' While some readers may tire of the drinking, drugs, and myriad men, Colonna's fans will appreciate her endearing self-deprecation and sarcastic humor. Between the one night stands, politically incorrect humor, and countless episodes of heartbreak, Colonna finds time to reflect on more serious concerns, like aging, blazing a career path, overcoming nerves (Colonna is a stand-up comic), and pushing the boundaries of one's comfort zone. The eye-opening narrative relates candid details of the author's life in mature language, but the conversational style and humorous slant will keep readers laughing from start to finish. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

In the vein of SH*T MY DAD SAYS, a hilarious chronicle of a twentysomething and her 75-year-old sh*t-talking yenta as they navigate through the world of online dating and modern love.

"Synopsis" by ,
The riotously funny debut from the drinking star with a YouTube problem

Since launching her YouTube channel and#147;You Deserve a Drinkand#8221; in 2011, comedian Mamrie Hart has built an intensely devoted following of more than half a million viewers. Like her bawdy and bacchanalian show, Hartand#8217;s eponymous debut pays tribute to her boozy misadventures with an original cocktail recipe accompanying each hilarious tale. From the and#147;Leaves of Three Martini,and#8221; commemorating the hookup to whom she accidentally gave poison ivy, to the and#147;Bizzargarita,and#8221; in honor of the time she and a friend were approached by two uber-Republican couples who wanted to and#147;swingand#8221; while on vacation in Mexico, You Deserve a Drink is as useful as it is entertaining.

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