The Wreckage of My Presence

Essays

    • 4.1 • 197 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

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.

GENRE
Humor
RELEASED
2021
May 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Funjen417 ,

Great stories. Needed photos!

Casey, Casey, Casey,
Lovely book! I felt all the emotions. Boy I wish you had placed some old photos to go along with your stories. I would have loved to seen some photos of your past.

Cat TD ,

Delightful book

The chapter about Afrin had me hysterically laughing and the chapter a about the yellow butterfly ( which I have experienced) touched my heart. It’s a lovely gem of a book.

Sdlett ,

I just loved this book

It’s fun and funny and sad and meaningful. I didn’t even know who Casey was before I read the book and still just loved it!

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