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Life as I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex . . . Not Necessarily in That Orderby Sarah Colonna
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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.
And then he dumped her.
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?
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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
18.and#160;Donand#8217;t Stop, Wonand#8217;t Stopand#8195;117
20.and#160;Itand#8217;s Not Me, Itand#8217;s Youand#8195;133
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
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;About the Authorand#8195;205
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