Jessi Klein's book is the best memoir I've read all year. It was like drinking wine with your best, funniest friend. She shares everything, from the cringe-worthy to the tragic, and manages to make all of it funny and delightful. Recommended By SerraT., Powells.com
Jessi Klein is the head writer and executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer. If you like funny essays about drinking, perfume application/womanhood, dating, and trying to have a better butt, you will love this book! Recommended By Britt A., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
You'll Grow Out of It hilariously, and candidly, explores the journey of the twenty-first century woman.
As both a tomboy and a late bloomer, comedian Jessi Klein grew up feeling more like an outsider than a participant in the rites of modern femininity.
In You'll Grow Out of It, Klein offers-through an incisive collection of real-life stories-a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond. These include her "transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man," attempting to find watchable porn, and identifying the difference between being called "ma'am" and "miss" ("Miss sounds like you weigh ninety-nine pounds").
Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, You'll Grow Out of It is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.
"Is it really a surprise that comedian Jessi Klein, head writer and executive producer for Inside Amy Schumer, would write a book of personal essays brimming with sharp observations and insights and poignant recollections but that above all is very, very funny? ...We guarantee that this book will quickly become one of your summer favorites." Entertainment Weekly
"A gifted comedian turns the anxieties, obsessions, insecurities, and impossible-to-meet expectations that make up human nature into laughter." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"You'll Grow Out of It does an amazing job making me understand what my life might be like if I were a woman. Or if I were Jessi Klein. I laughed. Lots. Not at what it's like to be a woman! That would be sexist. I laughed at the parts that you're supposed to. Which are plentiful. Because Jessi Klein is truly really funny." Ira Glass
"Jessi Klein is a brilliant comedic mind and this book is a perfect reflection of that. It's like having a glass of wine with the best friend you wish you had." Amy Schumer
"Klein shares her eccentric path to adulthood, from her tomboyish girlhood to sidesplitting dating tales and beyond in this uproarious, relatable, and irresistible memoir." Harper's Bazaar
"In this keenly observant memoir about trudging into womanhood, Klein picks apart the torturous and hilarious details that make the endeavor of conforming to standards of femininity feel like a bizarre charade." Publisher's Weekly (Staff Pick)
"Having worked as a stand-up comedian for ten years and now making her mark as head writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Inside Amy Schumer, Klein offers a memoir-cum-mediation on growing up tomboyish and being a modern woman." Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
About the Author
Jessi Klein is the Emmy and Peabody award-winning head writer and an executive producer of Comedy Central's critically acclaimed series Inside Amy Schumer. She's also written for Amazon's Transparent as well as Saturday Night Live. She has been featured on the popular storytelling series The Moth, and has been a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! She's been published in Esquire and Cosmopolitan, and has had her own half-hour Comedy Central stand-up special.