Read You'll Grow Out of It Online Free - YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT hilariously, and candidly, explores the journey of the twenty-first century woman.
As both a tomboy and a late bloomer, comedian Jessi Klein grew up feeling more like an outsider than a participant in the rites of modern femininity.
In YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT, Klein offers-through an incisive collection of real-life stories-a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond. These include her "transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man," attempting to find watchable porn, and identifying the difference between being called "ma'am" and "miss" ("Miss sounds like you weigh ninety-nine pounds").
Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.
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August 13, 2016
This was okay. I feel like this is only funny to a certain type-upper middle-class, educated white women from NYC. She lives a very luxe life and doesn't seem to be aware that it's not normal. She said several times throughout that she grew up poor, but didn't provide a context for that. Her lack...
June 05, 2017
“I do not intend this in any way to be an advice book, but if there happen to be any young women reading this who have an iota of desire to glean anything from my experience, let it be this: When you encounter a man wearing loafers with no socks, run. I once heard that the late Tim Russert also b...
February 10, 2017
I had no idea who Jessi Klein was before picking up this book. Still don't, really. What attracted me to this memoir was book blurb-- a woman who feels like she's on the outside of femininity, looking in. Even though I was hardly a tom boy (or tom man, to use the author's phrase), I also had/have...
August 09, 2016
Yes, only 2 stars (2.5 really). First, let me say that Klein is a good writer. I liked her "voice" and her many jokes. She's smart and funny. This book is a fast read and it's enjoyable too. But I've held back a little on a glowing review only because I can't shake my feeling of slight perturb ov...
December 27, 2017
Read by the author, this compilation of essays is an often hilarious, sometimes poignant, look into her life as a tomboy who never “grew out of it”. Underlying the snarky, smart humor there were insightful messages on ageism, sexism, and femininity.
I enjoyed her voice, and found her self-depreca...
August 25, 2016
Imagine a supermodel coming over to commiserate about how fat she feels because she once ate a piece of celery four years ago. That's how this book reads. While there are some very relatable things, by and large the author has had a VERY GOOD LIFE. Nevertheless, she manages to complain about thin...
November 30, 2017
I’m not sure how I feel about this. It was kind of all over the place. I’m not even sure what this was supposed to be. It was a non-linear collection of essays (or possibly expanded comedy routines) that were somewhat unrelated. A few were laugh out loud funny. In some, she made fierce, important...
October 05, 2016
Some women keep a collection of shoes under their desks at work so they can quickly change from heels to flats. I am not one of those women. Keeping my shoes under my desk would result in a Pigpen-like hovering stink cloud stretching clear to the copy machine. Now that I'm in my thirties I've had...
August 23, 2016
This was the first moment I started to realize that some larger problem was boiling to the surface, that this wasn't just about the dress, but rather a deep cauldron of self-doubt in my own taste-and not just my own taste, but my entire self.
Never heard of Jessi Klein before I heard a podcast int...
March 08, 2017
While I found two of the chapters amusing (barre and Anthropologie) overall I found Jessi Klein to be tone deaf and unrelatable. She starts off the book calling herself a tomboy and then most of the rest of the book is her obsessing about her appearance and men. She drops dollar amounts for thing...