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Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants: Based on a True Story

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From the creator and director of Transparent and Emmy nominated writer for Six Feet Under comes a hilarious and unforgettable memoir.

When Jill Soloway was just thirteen, she and her best friend donned the tightest satin pants they could find, poufed up their hair and squeezed into Candies heels, then headed to downtown Chicago in search of their one-and-only true loves forever: the members of whichever rock band was touring through town. Never mind that both girls still had braces, coke-bottle-thick glasses and had only just bought their first bras...they were fabulous, they felt beautiful, they were tiny ladies in shiny pants.

Now that Jill is all grown up and a successful writer and producer, she can look back on her tiny self and share her shiny tales with fondness, absurdity, and obsessive-compulsive attention to even the most embarrassing details. From the highly personal (conflating her own loss of virginity and the Kobe Bryant accusations), to the political (what she has in common with Monica and Chandra), to the outrageously Los Angelean (why women wear huge diamonds and what they must do to get them), Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants is a genre-defying combination of personal essay and memoir, or a hilarious, unruly and unapologetic evaluation of society, religion, sex, love, and—best of all—Jill.

Synopsis:

The Emmy-nominated "Six Feet Under" writer and producer takes it all off in this wickedly entertaining debut collection of very, very personal essays.

Synopsis:

This hilarious, whip-smart collection of essays from a top writer and producer of Six Feet Under crisscrosses from the highly personal (conflating her own loss of virginity and the Kobe Bryant accusations), to the political (what she has in common with Monica and Chandra), to the outrageously Los Angelean (why women wear huge diamonds and what they must do to get them). Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants is a genre-defying combination of personal essay and memoir, or a hilarious, unruly and unapologetic evaluation of society, religion, sex, love, and — best of all — Jill Soloway.

About the Author

Currently the creator and director of critically acclaimed series Transparent, Jill Soloway is an Emmy nominated writer and coexecutive producer for HBO’s Six Feet Under and creator of Sit n’ Spin, a night of comedic storytelling in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husfriend and her son.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction A, or, The Porno-ization of America

Introduction B, or, He Just Wants to See Your Panties

Introduction C, or, Summer Needs to Come Already

1 Coming Home (Early)

2 Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants

3 Lotion Bag

4 Monica, Chandra, and Me

5 Please Don't Try to Kill Me After You Read This

6 Found My Way in LA

7 Jill of Finland

8 Shoemaker's Daughters

9 Black was Beautiful

10 Everything Happens for a Reason

11 Why Jews Go to the Bathroom with the Door Open

12 Diamonds

13 Lesbo Island 204

Appendix 1, or, Brain Pickin's

Appendix 2, or, More Pickin'

Appendix 3, or, Oh, Yeah

Application to live on Feather Crest

© and copy 2005 by Jill Soloway

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743272186
Author:
Soloway, Jill
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Television producers and directors
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Authors, American - 21st century
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Transparent; comedian; Amazon; Six Feet Under; transgender; virginity; Kobe Bryant; Los Angeles; essays; Sit N Spin; adolescence; Amazon Studios; funny women; Jill Soloway
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.145 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Emmy-nominated "Six Feet Under" writer and producer takes it all off in this wickedly entertaining debut collection of very, very personal essays.
"Synopsis" by , This hilarious, whip-smart collection of essays from a top writer and producer of Six Feet Under crisscrosses from the highly personal (conflating her own loss of virginity and the Kobe Bryant accusations), to the political (what she has in common with Monica and Chandra), to the outrageously Los Angelean (why women wear huge diamonds and what they must do to get them). Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants is a genre-defying combination of personal essay and memoir, or a hilarious, unruly and unapologetic evaluation of society, religion, sex, love, and — best of all — Jill Soloway.
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