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Publisher Description

Laugh-out-loud, deeply insightful, and emotion-filled essays from multitalented actress, comedian, podcaster, and writer Casey Wilson.

Casey Wilson has a lot on her mind and she isn’t afraid to share. In this dazzling collection, each essay skillfully constructed and brimming with emotion, she shares her thoughts on the joys and vagaries of modern-day womanhood and motherhood, introduces the not-quite-typical family that made her who she is, and persuasively argues that lowbrow pop culture is the perfect lens through which to examine human nature.

Whether she’s extolling the virtues of eating in bed, processing the humiliation over her father’s late in life perm, mourning her mother's passing, or revealing her patented method for keeping the mystery alive in a marriage, Casey is witty, candid, and full of poignant and funny surprises. Humorous dives into her obsessions and areas of personal expertise—self-help, nice guys, cool girls (not her) and how to receive visitors in the bath—are matched by touching meditations on female friendship, anger, grief, motherhood, and identity. 

Reading The Wreckage of My Presence is like spending time with a close friend—a deeply passionate, full-tilt, joyous, excessive, compulsive, shameless, hungry-for-it-all, loyal, cheerleading friend. A friend who is ready for any big feelings that come her way—and isn’t afraid to embrace them.

GENRE
Comedy
NARRATOR
CW
Casey Wilson
LENGTH
06:28
hr min
RELEASED
2021
May 4
PUBLISHER
HarperAudio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
305.7
MB

Customer Reviews

dfwuptown ,

Amazing

Do not start this book at 9pm if you hope to sleep any at all. So much of Casey’s observations about anxiety resonated, but she somehow made me laugh throughout. I needed this book, and I’ve ordered the hardcover to open to avoid social interactions (as recommended in the book).

40022323db ,

Loved it.

I listened to this in a day. Funny, heartbreaking, touching, introspective—it is truly a lovely book. I particularly loved the final essay. Please consider the audiobook because Casey’s reading is a delight.

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