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

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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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"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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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.

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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:
Handler, Chelsea
Author:
Helbig, Grace
Author:
Hart, Mamrie
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"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.
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