The star of Bravo’s breakout scripted comedy Odd Mom Out shares her razor-sharp wit and backhanded wisdom in a deeply observed and outrageously funny collection of musings, lists, essays, and outrages.
From her unique lingo (things don’t simply frighten her, they “M. Night Shyamalan her out”) to her gimlet-eyed view of narrow-mindedness, to her morbid but curiously life-affirming parenting style, Jill Kargman is nothing if not original. In this hilarious new book, the sharp-elbowed mother of three turns her unconventional lens on life and death and everything in between, including
• the politically correct peer pressure she felt from the new moms in her hood, the women who provided the grist for the mill of her hit television show
• the evolution of her aesthetic from Miami Vice vibrant (a very brief flirtation) to Wednesday Addams–meets–rocker chic
• her deep-seated New Yorker’s discomfort with moving vehicles that aren’t taxis and subways (a.k.a. “suburban panic disorder”)
• the family obsession with reading obituaries for their medical revelations and real estate news value
• the reasons why, in a land of tan-orexic baby-oil beach bakers, she chooses to honor the valor of her ghostly pallor
From a hellish visit to the Happiest Place on Earth to her unusual wedding night with Russell Crowe to her adrenaline-pumping Gay Pride parade experience, Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave is as wonderfully indecent and entertaining as a spring break road trip with your best friend. Assuming your best friend is the kind of gal who still wears a motorcycle jacket to pick up the kids at school.
Praise for Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave
“We love her on Bravo’s Odd Mom Out, and in Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave, Jill Kargman brings us a hilarious essay collection about life, death, and everything in between.”—PopSugar
“The release (which reads in part like a memoir, or what we imagine it would be like to have a girls’ night in with the writer) is a humorous book filled with a closer look at the New York native’s childhood and family, as well as her unfiltered opinions on any number of subjects, like parenting and fashion.”—Bravotv.com
“[A] love letter to her deeply macabre family.”—Vogue
“The creator of Bravo’s Odd Mom Out, Kargman dishes out a variety of essays that poke fun at herself, her family, friends, and the world in general. . . . Prepare to laugh.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A comedic, lively take on [Kargman’s] life as an opinionated, Jewish native New Yorker . . . sharp and funny . . . Those looking for a new, fun voice that doesn’t get too heavy will enjoy Kargman’s perspective, which is rich with gratitude, laughs, and a healthy appreciation for the color black.”—Publisher’s Weekly
Kargman has written a comedic, lively take on her life as an opinionated, Jewish native New Yorker. The married mother of three created her own TV show, Bravo's Odd Mom Out, after years as a novelist. Kargman grew up in a joyfully morbid household that she likens to The Addams Family; her former sister-in-law Drew Barrymore remarks that her in-laws start talking about death at the dinner table after an average of only 17 minutes. Kargman's sense of humor comes from her father, a wannabe stand-up comedian. From an early age he encourages his kids to "suck the marrow out of everything" and create amazing memories. And when she does something she's not interested in doing, such as going to Disney World (which she finds so miserable she calls it "Misney World") and encountering hotel decor so awful that she and her husband shut down their usual hotel sex, her dissection is sharp and funny. Kargman's tone is beyond breezy (she uses words such as skeltorious and hagitosis maximus), and she devotes chapters to lists on subjects such as what keeps her up at night and things not to be trusted. Those looking for a new, fun voice that doesn't get too heavy will enjoy Kargman's perspective, which is rich with gratitude, laughs, and a healthy appreciation for the color black.
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Every page is a treat to read. I found myself laughing out loud. Reading this book is a must!!! Jill is that best friend that says it like it is.