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Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour

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Publisher Comments:

When she lands a coveted nonpaying, nonspeaking role in a play going on a European tour, Rachel Shukert—with a brand-new degree in acting from NYU and no money—finally scores her big break. And, after a fluke at customs in Vienna, she gets her golden ticket: an unstamped passport, giving her free rein to “find herself” on a grand tour of Europe. Traveling from Vienna to Zurich to Amsterdam, Rachel bounces through complicated relationships, drunken mishaps, miscommunication, and the reality-adjusting culture shock that every twentysomething faces when sent off to negotiate "the real world"—whatever that may be.

Review:

"Rachel Shukert's new memoir Everything Is Going To Be Great does something unfortunately rare in women's writing: celebrating mistakes....what Everything affirms is that screwing up from time to time — or even a lot — doesn't make you a terrible person." Jezebel

Review:

"Rachel Shukert manages to do something almost unprecedented in the female travelogue subgenre: she is funny." The New Yorker

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"The humor with which [Shukert] recounts her experiences allows her work to transcend beyond the cliché of overseas-love-affairs-gone-awry....An entertaining and often laugh-out-loud — though not altogether atypical — story of soul-searching abroad." Kirkus

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"Thoroughly enjoyable." Time Out New York

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"[Shukert's] wit is pitch-perfect and amusingly self-conscious....The story itself spans continents, but the consistency with which Shukert perceives everything anchors and enlivens wherever her antics land her." Nylon Magazine

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"Shukert possesses a certain talent to find the funny in almost any situation, and her shockingly personal and irreverent writing makes for many laughs....[an] entertaining and very current meditation on what it means to be a young American artist abroad." Booklist

Review:

"Everything Is Going to Be Great is full of smartly observed cultural detail, sexual misadventure, heartbreak, and helpful tips. This outrageous and hilarious memoir will make you laugh, gasp, and occasionally squirm — sometimes all three at once. A weird and wonderful read." J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Commencement

About the Author

Rachel Shukert is a playwright, performer, and the author of Have You No Shame? And Other Regrettable Stories. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's and Heeb, and on Salon, Slate, Gawker, Nerve, and The Daily Beast, as well as featured on National Public Radio and in numerous print anthologies. Shukert was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and now lives in New York City with her husband and her bipolar cat.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061782350
Subtitle:
An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour
Author:
Shukert, Rachel
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Americans -- Europe.
Subject:
Actors -- United States.
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20100727
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 2 to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 64.22 oz
Age Level:
from 7 to 10

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Product details 336 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061782350 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Rachel Shukert's new memoir Everything Is Going To Be Great does something unfortunately rare in women's writing: celebrating mistakes....what Everything affirms is that screwing up from time to time — or even a lot — doesn't make you a terrible person."
"Review" by , "Rachel Shukert manages to do something almost unprecedented in the female travelogue subgenre: she is funny."
"Review" by , "The humor with which [Shukert] recounts her experiences allows her work to transcend beyond the cliché of overseas-love-affairs-gone-awry....An entertaining and often laugh-out-loud — though not altogether atypical — story of soul-searching abroad."
"Review" by , "Thoroughly enjoyable."
"Review" by , "[Shukert's] wit is pitch-perfect and amusingly self-conscious....The story itself spans continents, but the consistency with which Shukert perceives everything anchors and enlivens wherever her antics land her."
"Review" by , "Shukert possesses a certain talent to find the funny in almost any situation, and her shockingly personal and irreverent writing makes for many laughs....[an] entertaining and very current meditation on what it means to be a young American artist abroad."
"Review" by , "Everything Is Going to Be Great is full of smartly observed cultural detail, sexual misadventure, heartbreak, and helpful tips. This outrageous and hilarious memoir will make you laugh, gasp, and occasionally squirm — sometimes all three at once. A weird and wonderful read."
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