➷ Little Weirds Free ➭ Author Jenny Slate – Raovathaiphong.info

Little Weirds When I picked up a copy of this book it came with a tiny acorn that I nestled behind my sternum With each page I turned and each word I read, it watered the acorn which eventually started to grow Little sprouts kicked out of each side of its hard, brown shell and wrapped their tender arms around my heart and gave my lungs a big hug Eventually it grew limbs that spread down through the cavity of my chest, leaves pressing to fight their way out through my skin and reach the sun I felt a branch When I picked up a copy of this book it came with a tiny acorn that I nestled behind my sternum With each page I turned and each word I read, it watered the acorn which eventually started to grow Little sprouts kicked out of each side of its hard, brown shell and wrapped their tender arms around my heart and gave my lungs a big hug Eventually it grew limbs that spread down through the cavity of my chest, leaves pressing to fight their way out through my skin and reach the sun I felt a branch fighting its way up my esophagus and so I opened my mouth hole and yelled a big smile into the sky to set it free I think Jenny Slate may have harvested that tree on which she printed the pages of this book Just a guess really, because when I read back her words it was like the loop was closed, like she knew that mighty oak was inside me all along, and yet she was the one planting the seed in the first place 10 10 LITTLE WEIRDS by Jenny Slate was a case of the book not living up to the beautiful cover.I m a fan of Jenny Slate s so I was really excited when a galley of her new book came in And then I was so disappointed by the content This feels like a book that is trying way to hard to be literary and special It is incredibly overwritten, filled mostly with confusing metaphors and I found myself getting to the end of each piece feeling empty What she is trying to say gets so lost behind the language s LITTLE WEIRDS by Jenny Slate was a case of the book not living up to the beautiful cover.I m a fan of Jenny Slate s so I was really excited when a galley of her new book came in And then I was so disappointed by the content This feels like a book that is trying way to hard to be literary and special It is incredibly overwritten, filled mostly with confusing metaphors and I found myself getting to the end of each piece feeling empty What she is trying to say gets so lost behind the language she is using Many of the essays if they can be called that revolve around her feelings of being alone and lonely It felt like she needed to write this book to deal with those feelings but, seeing as they are not unique feelings, I don t believe that it needed to be put out into the world Every once and a while a piece would work for me usually when Slate stepped back from her flowery writing and just let her thoughts stand on their own but I would immediately be let down by the next one I recommend picking this one up to look at the beautiful cover art there are some fun things hidden in there and then putting it down and getting something else This was a wonderful experience on audio, which the author reads I had no prior experience with Jenny Slate before this, but she seems like a weird delight who GETS IT I d like to have brunch with her. Why you might not like this book It s weird It is strange and rambling and exudes a certain kind of earnest energy I can see rubbing some people the wrong way It is part collection of essays and part memoir and part micro fiction all at once Why I loved this book While reading this, I felt like I was having competing experiences it was both surreal and heartbreakingly, achingly real It was magical realism and non fiction It was at times so bright and hopeful and at times all of my saddes Why you might not like this book It s weird It is strange and rambling and exudes a certain kind of earnest energy I can see rubbing some people the wrong way It is part collection of essays and part memoir and part micro fiction all at once Why I loved this book While reading this, I felt like I was having competing experiences it was both surreal and heartbreakingly, achingly real It was magical realism and non fiction It was at times so bright and hopeful and at times all of my saddest thoughts on paper Slate has managed to capture her thoughts and emotions with a bit of magic and self indulgence and commit them to paper I saw one middling review call this book A LOT and it is It is densely packed vulnerability, rapid fire thoughts and observations, and a certain taking up space that I admire I ve often made myself less, in a way Slate describes in this very book, to avoid that particularly review of my being She s a lot She s exhausting Slate pours it all out unapologetically In a true measure of my feeling for a book, I already know I ll read this again I ordered a physical copy so I can savor the words, highlight them and find my favorites I ve already demanded that my best friend read this And even knowing this weird little book is likely to miss with a lot of people, I want to recommend it to everyone on the chance it will find another home like it found in me I read this book in one sitting, and was transformed Yes, I had a transformative experience while in the middle seat of an American Airlines red eye This is nonfiction magical realism Jenny is my witch godmother and this is her spellbook Jenny s magic is reaching into the multiverse of her heart, gripping an emotion and pulling it into reality Emotion magic is a croissant who makes a wish, a castle named Karen, a dog with flowers on his face Weird and wonderful and full of discovery, this I read this book in one sitting, and was transformed Yes, I had a transformative experience while in the middle seat of an American Airlines red eye This is nonfiction magical realism Jenny is my witch godmother and this is her spellbook Jenny s magic is reaching into the multiverse of her heart, gripping an emotion and pulling it into reality Emotion magic is a croissant who makes a wish, a castle named Karen, a dog with flowers on his face Weird and wonderful and full of discovery, this grimoire is equal parts vulnerability and self indulgence we don t normally allow from young women writers Finally, I, too, love dogs and hate horses I read an early, unedited manuscript I obtained as an employee of Hachette Book Group The case of little weird being a tad too weird And that vagina was really singing And dancing Kidding.We start at 5 stars 1 star The miraculous singing vagina.Q I Died The Sad Songs of My Vagina My vagina never sang the Andrews Sisters, like it could have It didn t even croon out any Perry Como It was just Jo Stafford Keep It a Secret and sometimes it sang Ghost Town in a minor key, with a lot of snark c A very bad case of poor understanding of history 1 star Q The Cod The case of little weird being a tad too weird And that vagina was really singing And dancing Kidding.We start at 5 stars 1 star The miraculous singing vagina.Q I Died The Sad Songs of My Vagina My vagina never sang the Andrews Sisters, like it could have It didn t even croon out any Perry Como It was just Jo Stafford Keep It a Secret and sometimes it sang Ghost Town in a minor key, with a lot of snark c A very bad case of poor understanding of history 1 star Q The Code of Hammurabi is one of the first examples of legalized patriarchy, and it instilled these violent and demented ideals A woman is the property of a man A woman does not deserve to have as much as a man and she should not ever have as much as a man ever again.It says that in order for the men to thrive, women must be kept in line and controlled c Actually, there were laws protecting woman s rights and safety For example a women who got leprosy was not to be put on the street, a woman was not to be raped etc As for controlling women, I imagine, it happened to the society long before the guy even thought of preparing his laws code Anyway, the Hammurabi Code was not about women, it was about creating a legal society with clear laws, you dolt It was a step to the modern constitutions and not some anti fem bullshit 1 star And don t even get me started on the obsidian fallus bit How do you look at a column a see a fallus Freudian or what The bad 1 star Q The can of pineapples was a cousin to the airport hot dog c Q We believe that choice builds strength, and so we have provided a list of approved chat items for you As we growconfident in your ability to not secretly shit on yourself all of the time, we shall expand the list Our hope is that one day, you will not need this list at all, and will be able to speak freely and without the secret sibling of self abuse and shaming.But for now, your approved topics are as follows I want to learn to be a better gardener, Veal is a bummer and it s not even that good, Library, Baryshnikov any and all performances his face his voice him, How to do bagels, Swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, Swimming in the Pacific Ocean, Evergreen trees, Why celery is not exactly what you wish, Fits of bras, Fits of jeans, Caves, Explain Easter Paper cut stories, Grandmothers, Mustards of the world, The astronaut who wore the diapers so that she didn t have to stop on her way to murder somebody, Snowboarding I can t try, Aunts and their houses, Ghosts, of course, Going to the bathroom on the plane or the train, Jars, Maggots and mold, Pumpkin carving, Doritos, Can a skunk be de skunked and become a pet or will it be fundamentally gloomy without its stink and the follow up I love skunk smell, actually Further you may access themes around Grapes, Tropical fruits, Volcano, Cucumber, Sesame Street in the past, Wars, and Gaud was the One and Only and I love how he stuck fruits and shells into the holy structures he was inspired to create, Monochromatic outfits, New Year s resolutions, Silk outfits, Graves, In Peter Pan, did you ever notice that the actor who plays the dad also usually plays Captain Hook But not in Hook the movie, Potluck dinners, Swamps, marshes, and bogs, What mushrooms do, Acrimony, Scoliosis, Wells and buckets, and The amazing Dukakis family Sincerely yours,The Office of Internal Affairs c Q My colon is now apparently filled with lava c Q I cover my body with a fabric that has been made into a certain shape to help remind you of my butt and vagina, but it does not show the actual butt or vagina that I have c 1 star The good Q Important QuestionsI m humble enough to admit that I don t know everything and I m secure enough to ask questions.Examples How can I shrink enough to be small enough to respectfully ride a lamb or dachshund What would my body look like specifically boobs, butt, hair if I only ate food cooked by bolts of summer lightning What happens if I put a spell on a tiny piece of paper, put that into a nectarine, and bury it What kind of tree could result from this action Does the violin know about the cricket Has a cricket ever lived in a violin What if, when I felt a little off, I could flip up the top of my head and sprinkle just a few flowers around my brain and then flip the top of my head back down What if a moonbeam gets caught in my soup and I swallow it in a sip and then I always float a little bit off the ground because there is a moonbeam in my stomach Can I wrestle on the lawn Can I sleep on the lawn Who invented lawns Who ischatty, a squirrel or a seagull c Q I am a geranium that is hardy and wild, but I want to sleep in a neat little pot I belong in a castle that was built with the determination and ingenuity of a person who was deeply in love.I feel the warmth vibrating through the centuries and that s why it is hard to kill me even with a frost c Q One time, my dog sneaked six licks of coffee from my mug I caught him on the sixth and I m certain that he would have gone all the way But I did catch him on the sixth After he d had his coffee he went and he stretched out on the armchair and spent a long time by the window, and I thought, At least he knows how to have coffee properly, even though he is a thief c Q I want to be a part of a system of power that does not disgust me I have to give myself many pep talks I am not sure of what to do most of the time, but I do not want to do what I was doing before I need a new story, please I suppose I have to give it to myself c Q My father says, After a while you understand that you can create and raise the child, but the spirit the spirit comes from the universe c Q I was born with a fatal allergy to both subtext and traditional organization techniques and I will tell you I have really had a few near death experiences I was born two years ago when one of my friends described me as the least able to be controlled person that I know, and I started living right away c Q But when I stop feeling pleasure and stop imagining things I also forget my beliefs, the things that float my spirit on this sea.When my beliefs float my spirit on the sea, I imagine the depths beneath me and all of the options for life in there I can feel, with relief, the wideness of the sea I can remember that things from faraway locations wash up right on your private wedge of sand and present themselves as yours right away c Q I am told that I should try to date online My reaction to this is that I want to walk away so forcefully that I don t even pause to open the door, I just go through the wall I will never ever go into the internet to look for anything that I feel that I really need, except for turtlenecks and sheets and candles, and even then I will do that in a very small circle of places that I know have exactly what I want c Q I am supposed to be touched I can t wait to find the person who will come into the kitchen just to smell my neck and get behind me and hug me and breathe me in and make me turn around and make me kiss his face and put my hands in his hair even with my soapy dishwater drips c Q While you are on the walk, if there is a person with a dog, look at the dog and say, Hi Say hi to the dog first c Q You are happy for yourself that you have received the honor of a new day on which to ride You realize that you love yourself easily in this gravity free space between the worlds of waking and dreaming.You are dear to yourself in the morning and it is the morning now It is very private to have such a love for yourself Closer, closer to the curtain c Q I look up to you because I love the heavenly bodies of the universe, and the way I see it, your heart is a planet.Your heart is factually a part of the universe, which is a miracle of endless force and boundless beauty Your heart is a planet I can see that you are from the sky c Q I am that mysterious stranger that I hoped to meet I met her at a dark dance We came here to live together until I could stay by myself.The place is here The time is now This is all my lifetime c 1 star Body positivity Q Who will let me be the real animal of myself All day long and in my life after I have this dream, I pet myself in the space that lives under my breasts and down to my waist and I feel calmed when I think of my fur I sometimes imagine a man petting my fur I will know him as the man who is allowed to be here because he is the one who will be at ease with my fur and pet me when I am nervous and not be mad at either of the following that I have not removed my fur and that I live here in this non dream world where it does feel that often people hunt me for my hide and I am nervous a lot c The end result is 3 stars At the premiere screening of the film 2001 A Space Odyssey , 241 people walked out of the theater, including movie star Rock Hudson, who said Will someone please tell me what the hell this is aboutfrom the IMDb trivia page The anecdote about Mr Hudson s frustration popped into my head as I struggled to finish Little Weirds Actress Jenny Slate s collection of essays seemed way too rambling and or self indulgent, and containing absolutely zero unexpected laughs, although actressAt the premiere screening of the film 2001 A Space Odyssey , 241 people walked out of the theater, including movie star Rock Hudson, who said Will someone please tell me what the hell this is aboutfrom the IMDb trivia page The anecdote about Mr Hudson s frustration popped into my head as I struggled to finish Little Weirds Actress Jenny Slate s collection of essays seemed way too rambling and or self indulgent, and containing absolutely zero unexpected laughs, although actress Mindy Kaling falsely promises otherwise on a rear cover blurb And that s a shame I m familiar with Ms Slate from her brief time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, her numerous guest appearances on the sitcom Parks Recreation, and her voice work on The Secret Life of Pets animated comedies so she legitimately seems like a funny actress Maybe the trick is that someone else is writing her dialogue in those instances Here, though, her haphazard 48 chapters with a sprinkle of potshots about the current president yawn how stunning and brave of herjust like everyone else in the entertainment industry , repeat mentions of misogyny and or misogynists, and too much lamenting about her unfulfilling dating love life were maudlin, insufferable and not amusing at all I think I ve earned a medal or even just a cookie, thanks for toughing it out and reading the entire damn thing Find all of my reviews at Looky looky it s the annual Kelly Actually Posts a Review of a Book on pubday post I don t really know if Little Weirds will work for everyone, but boy oh boy did it work for me To begin with, let s take a gander at the cover Oh, it s just so perfect And the insides pretty much match the outside It s just a jumble of truly little weirds conjured up by Jenny Slate s oddball brain Spoiler alert I had no clue she Find all of my reviews at Looky looky it s the annual Kelly Actually Posts a Review of a Book on pubday post I don t really know if Little Weirds will work for everyone, but boy oh boy did it work for me To begin with, let s take a gander at the cover Oh, it s just so perfect And the insides pretty much match the outside It s just a jumble of truly little weirds conjured up by Jenny Slate s oddball brain Spoiler alert I had no clue she was such a wordsmith, but wowza does she know how to use gajillions of the entries that can be found in the nearest Webster s Basically, this is the literary equivalent of Delightful.Now to be very clear, I have had a massive girlcrush on Jenny Slate for quite some time From her accidental dropping of an F Bomb on my standing Saturday night television watching date Which, unfortunately, led to her promptly being fired.To her stealing the scene as a guest star on another fave, Parks and Rec To her voiceover work To me trying to figure out how to rob a Brink s ard truck in order to buy her childhood home that is currently on the market And don t even ask the level of commitment my stalkery has taken that I discovered that bit of information because I don t even remember To her drunken narration of the invention of Coca ColaTo her new stand up special on Netflix I simply adore her and I adored everything about this book so much so that I m breaking the rules and posting a taste despite receiving an advanced copy A Tender ThiefOne time, my dog sneaked six licks of coffee from my mug I caught him on the sixth and I m certain that he would have gone all the way But I did catch him on the sixth After he d had his coffee he went and he stretched out on the armchair and spent a long time by the window, and I thought, At least he knows how to have coffee properly, even though he is a thiefBuy the book if you want, don t buy the book if you don t want, I don t really care I m just happy to have these little weirds in my own life However, you all should do yourself a favor and watch Jenny define a Shit ShowARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you, NetGalley Hello And Welcome To My Book Inside You Will Find The Smell Of Honeysuckle Heartbreak A French Kissing Rabbit A Haunted House Death A Vagina Singing Sad Old Songs Young Geraniums In An Ancient Castle Birth A Dog Who Appears In Dreams As A Spiritual Guide Divorce Electromagnetic Energy Fields Emotional Horniness The Ghost Of A Sea Captain And I Hope You Enjoy These Little WeirdsLove,Jenny Slate Does anyone have adistinct voice than Jenny Slate This book of what I will call micro essays micro memoir discuss a lot of topics from small observations, relationships and dating, silliness, feminism, and childhood My absolute favorite is the one where she died listening Thanks to the publisher for giving me access through Edelweiss It comes out November 5, 2019.


About the Author: Jenny Slate

Jenny Sarah Slate is an American actress, stand up comedian, and author best known as the creator of the Marcel the Shell With Shoes On short films, which was also spun off into a children s book She is also known for her season as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2009 to 2010, as well as for her recurring roles on House of Lies, Parks and Recreation, Bob s Burgers, and Kroll Show She most recently starred in the 2014 Sundance film Obvious Child, and currently co stars in the FX comedy series Married.


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