Raised in Manhattan by her overly protective, sex therapist
mother who wore “seven layers of shoulder pads” and her two doting grandparents,
life in Wendy Spero’s world has never been dull. As a child, she passed the
time organizing impromptu “garage sales” on city sidewalks, sniffing
fruit-scented magic markers to intoxication, parenting dozens of
high-maintenance stuffed animals, and seeking out other “microthrills,” which
she writes about in this hilarious book of odd but true stories.
Life got increasingly more interesting for Wendy as she grew
up and embarked on a stint of door-to-door knife-selling before taking an office
day job, where she developed an abnormally close, paternal relationship with
her big-time executive boss, which involved as much pot smoking as it did
mentoring. (Wendy, in turn, sprinkled glitter in his expense reports and placed
gold stars on his paychecks.)
Now, as a budding young comedian living in L.A., Wendy
grapples with such “grown-up” issues as trying to kick her addiction of eating
candy in bed and finally learning how to drive. Download and start listening now!