Actress and stand-up comedian, Jenny Slate’s new book, “Little Weirds,” is a funny, honest and poignant book covering mature themes on love, desire, longing, loss, breakups and divorce. Her story is one about being alive despite the loss and hardships along the way.
Ms. Slate’s book is not for the easily offended, she is a comedian after all. As a mid-thirty-something having gone through the heartbreak of divorce, I feel like I can relate to her struggles and feelings. My favorite part about the book is her way of speaking to and addressing real feelings and where she is at in a humorous way, poking fun at herself and her lost lovers, but not in a way that tears down the latter nor ignores the pain of her current situation.
I feel like this book is a treasure for a newly single person looking to get back up after a hard fall. I would recommend it to anyone who has gone through a bad breakup and is still affected by its residual effects. The book is filled with some hilarious one-liners as a lead into some deep thoughts about moving forward.
If you are having trouble placing who Ms. Slate is and where you know her from check out this amazing highlight from NBC’s Parks and Recreation:
This was one of the more tamer clips that I could find from the show. LOL
I received this as an eBook from Little, Brown and Company via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of the title. I did not receive any compensation from either company. The opinions expressed herein are completely my own.