Little Weirds

    • 4.5 • 76 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

One of Vanity Fair's Great Quarantine Reads: Step into Jenny Slate's wild imagination in this "magical" (Mindy Kaling), "delicious" (Amy Sedaris), and "poignant" (John Mulaney) New York Times bestseller about love, heartbreak, and being alive -- "this book is something new and wonderful" (George Saunders).

You may "know" Jenny Slate from her Netflix special, Stage Fright, as the creator of Marcel the Shell, or as the star of "Obvious Child." But you don't really know Jenny Slate until you get bonked on the head by her absolutely singular writing style. To see the world through Jenny's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility.

As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gasses that are science gasses, not farts (don't be immature). Heartbreak, confusion, and misogyny stalk this blue-green sphere, yes, but it is also a place of wild delight and unconstrained vitality, a place where we can start living as soon as we are born, and we can be born at any time. In her dazzling, impossible-to-categorize debut, Jenny channels the pain and beauty of life in writing so fresh, so new, and so burstingly alive, we catch her vision like a fever and bring it back out into the bright day with us, where everything has changed.

Fiction & Literature
November 5
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

julianadg99 ,

A warm hug

Reading this book felt like I was sitting on a porch being kissed by the sun while little birds sang to me. I’m probably going to read this book over and over, it gave me a different perspective on life and was very uplifting(-:
Update: have reread for the fifth time and do not get tired of reading it; so intimate and engaging! I feel my own heart growing warm when reading this.

Arika159 ,

Big Weirds - Bigger Hearts

Word by word, Jenny Slate will simultaneously make you fall in love with you and her. She shows what her plum made muscles are truly made of, because she has ripped my heart clean out of my chest. Page by page and alphabet by alphabet, this is a breathing masterpiece. Thank you.

rachwotell ,

Pure Delight!

This is the most helpful, beautiful, funny, and inspiring book I’ve read in a very long time, maybe ever! Thank you Jenny! Love, Rachel Wortell

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