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Publisher Description

"Magnificent." —People Magazine

The instant New York Times bestseller: 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.

Casey Wilson
hr min
May 4

Customer Reviews

mollybea2547 ,

The best of its kind

My favorite celebrity memoir EVER. What a gorgeous book!! Loved every second & the audio version was lovely .

gopahama ,

Perfection on the pages

The perfect amount of self deprecating and confidence boost we all need today! Casey Wilson is hilarious and Midwest real with sprinkles of LA new age weird - wonderfully whimsy.

it's out and it's actually good ,

Reads to fast

The author reads WAY too fast- ruins the words that she so lovingly wrote- I couldn’t listen longer than 10 minutes at a time. Next time I’ll go book form for her material.

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