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The funniest book I've read in years, Lauren Weedman's A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body made my face hurt with laughter. I compulsively read it out loud to whomever happened to be around, and recommended it to everyone I met. A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body is hilarious, painful, and smart as hell, and Lauren Weedman is my new antihero.
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Publisher Comments:

Lauren Weedman's hilarious essays read like a compendium of what not to do as a fully-realized, functional adult. Her self-deprecating, confessional, and terribly funny voice finds a special place in the hearts of those who can relate to her — which, for better or worse, includes all of us. From the uproarious account of her time at the Daily Show, where she developed an entirely one-sided infatuation with Jon Stewart, to the time she read her boyfriend's diary with disastrous results, Lauren's work is filled with the wit, honesty, and personality that make for great personal writing.

Review:

"Sincerely funny stuff from a welcome new original voice on the humor-literature scene....If Sedaris were a heterosexual woman, he might well be Weedman." Kirkus Reviews

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Its all about Lauren. Really, it is. But Laurens story is funny, revealing, dangerously self-deprecating and totally funny. These are accounts of what happens when you are, say, 36, divorced, possibly barren and still prone to (accidentally) leaving period stains on her gay roommates couch. This is about the nightmare of ending up being nothing like the woman you had intended on being. Not even remotely. A revelation like this can be a shock, to say nothing of pathetic. But it can also make for some funny stories. And thats what A Woman Trapped in a Womans Body is all about. Laurens experiences are like car wrecks that you cant stop looking at. Whether she is describing her experience as a writer at the Daily Show where she develops a wholly one-sided infatuation/relationship with Jon Stewart. Or whether she confesses to having lied about being raped when she was in college and the havoc that comes from one itty bitty moment of feeling too too sorry for herself. And then there is the confession that she stomped on the sacred agreement between couples and read her boyfriends diary, and how all hell broke loose.

About the Author

Lauren Weedman made her television debut on Comedy Central's Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2001 as a featured Correspondent.

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sadiellen, November 7, 2007 (view all comments by sadiellen)
Lauren Weedman makes me laugh so much my sides ache. The way she looks at herself and life is just a marvel. She put the R in relate! This book will definetly be on my list of Christmas presents for friends.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781570615016
Subtitle:
Tales from a Life of Cringe
Author:
Weedman, Lauren
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction, American
Subject:
Topic - Adult
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070904
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 12.5 oz

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Product details 256 pages Sasquatch Books - English 9781570615016 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The funniest book I've read in years, Lauren Weedman's A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body made my face hurt with laughter. I compulsively read it out loud to whomever happened to be around, and recommended it to everyone I met. A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body is hilarious, painful, and smart as hell, and Lauren Weedman is my new antihero.

"Review" by , "Sincerely funny stuff from a welcome new original voice on the humor-literature scene....If Sedaris were a heterosexual woman, he might well be Weedman."
"Synopsis" by , Its all about Lauren. Really, it is. But Laurens story is funny, revealing, dangerously self-deprecating and totally funny. These are accounts of what happens when you are, say, 36, divorced, possibly barren and still prone to (accidentally) leaving period stains on her gay roommates couch. This is about the nightmare of ending up being nothing like the woman you had intended on being. Not even remotely. A revelation like this can be a shock, to say nothing of pathetic. But it can also make for some funny stories. And thats what A Woman Trapped in a Womans Body is all about. Laurens experiences are like car wrecks that you cant stop looking at. Whether she is describing her experience as a writer at the Daily Show where she develops a wholly one-sided infatuation/relationship with Jon Stewart. Or whether she confesses to having lied about being raped when she was in college and the havoc that comes from one itty bitty moment of feeling too too sorry for herself. And then there is the confession that she stomped on the sacred agreement between couples and read her boyfriends diary, and how all hell broke loose.
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