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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (240 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Spero Narrator: Wendy Spero Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrew Flack | 2/18/2014

    " entertaining and quick read. She's pretty quirky and funky and has a weird/awesome life to tell about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather | 1/31/2014

    " One of the funniest books I've ever read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Laurie Stoll | 1/31/2014

    " Glad I only paid .49 for the hardback. Not my cup of tea. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Martin | 1/27/2014

    " This was whiny, poorly written and not that funny. The main narrator and her mother were both obnoxious. I must have wanted to torture myself by reading this. "

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