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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (167 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill Kargman Narrator: Jill Kargman Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Demonstrating Woody Allen's magical math equation (comedy = tragedy + time), here is a sensational collection of witty essays about life, love, hate, kids, work, school, and more from the author of The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund and Arm Candy.

Jill Kargman is a mother, wife, and writer living the life in New York City... a life that includes camping out in a one-bedroom apartment with some unfortunate (and furry) roommates, battling the Momzillas of Manhattan, and coming to terms with her desire for gay men. In this entertaining collection of observations, Kargman offers her unique, wickedly funny perspective as she zips around Manhattan with three kids in tow.

Kargman tackles issues big and small with sharp wit and laugh-out-loud humor: her love of the smell of gasoline, her new names for nail polishes, her adventures in New York City real estate, and her fear of mimes, clowns, and other haunting things.

Whether it's surviving a family road trip or why she can't stand Cirque du So Lame, living with a mommy vagina the size of the Holland Tunnel, or surviving the hell that was her first job out of college, Kargman's nutty self triumphs, thanks to a wonderfully wise outlook and sense of fun that makes the best of everything that gets thrown her way. And if that's not enough, Kargman illustrates her reflections with doodles that capture her refreshing voice.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/14/2014

    " I love folks with a wacky sense of humor, who can get through rough spots in life and always see the demented side. Jill Kargman definitely fills that bill. In SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A NUT, she steps away from her best-selling beach reads to write about her reflections on her life thus far. She shares her tales of being a mistfit in her East Coast prep school ("Wednesday Addams in Barbieland") to a beloved apartment in New York where she did a lot of real growing up to married life with kids, crazy nannies, and Momzillas. Even her experience dealing with a skin cancer diagnosis is addressed, and she's very candid about what she went through and the scars it left behind. If you're a fan of Chelsea Handler's bawdy humor, I have a feeling you'll go nuts for this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 2/9/2014

    " This memoir was SUPER irreverant which I love, but only if it's balanced with some heart, and this didn't really have that. Funny in parts, but not that great. A super quick read for the train though. It's very short. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carissa | 1/31/2014

    " This had some great, funny moments, but overall it felt like Kargman was trying too hard. Some of the essays didn't really go anywhere and there were too many cutesy abbreviations ("'teria" for "bacteria"? really?) for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tichakorn Hill | 1/16/2014

    " Way to go, Jill! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leila Cohan-Miccio | 1/15/2014

    " Even if you don't know the woman who wrote this essay collection, you know the woman who wrote this essay collection. She proclaims herself "a gay man trapped in a woman's body" (but is put off by lesbians with their "mullets and shoe boots"), uses words like "freakage," and has sassy friends who say "You're back!" when, after a sad spell, she starts singing songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch loudly on the street like a fucking ninth grade drama club member on their first trip to New York. She is, in short, The Worst. I did not enjoy spending 172 pages with her, even if they were pretty large print in a very small book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 1/13/2014

    " Kargman is a "humor with an edge" writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenniferm | 1/7/2014

    " If you enjoy swapping funny stories and laughing out loud with friends over coffee, you'll enjoy this book. Don't expect deep thoughts or clean language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndi | 11/25/2013

    " Witty, funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillian | 11/13/2013

    " Hilarious! I think I need to find more Kargman books, pronto. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen Flatley | 11/2/2013

    " This book is hilarious....a wonderful antidote to what's going on in the rest of the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 10/18/2013

    " Sharp and biting essays and observations by this author that cover living in NYC, motherhood, family, cancer and fears. Very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne (suz&mark) | 8/16/2013

    " This is a very funny, quick read. Its always great when I find an author who thinks exactly like I do, but she has the creativity to get it down on paper. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 linnea | 6/11/2013

    " This was a quick read that entertained me, and what more can I ask for in a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 3/14/2013

    " Very funny. Quick read. Her stories are hysterical and you won't want to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanna | 9/29/2012

    " Pretty damn entertaining for a Monday night read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 4/14/2012

    " Hilarious. I see so much of myself in her that it was impossible not to enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryellen | 4/14/2012

    " This was a mostly amusing book of essays. Lots of semi-vulgar humor and mommy observations. Overall, I don't regret the time I spent reading but I wouldn't run out to force people to buy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Bergethon | 12/5/2011

    " Reading this book feels like reading a letter from your funny best friend. Had to take off a star because this friend needs a "swear jar" but other than that I thought it was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Schibley | 10/30/2011

    " A quick read and very funny. Contemporary essays about life in New York. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 9/30/2011

    " A new fixation of mine - humorous essays and memoirs. While peppered with moments of political incorrectness, a good deal of laugh out loud moments make reading this collection (with a grain of salt) worthwhile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 5/2/2011

    " Eh.... Occasionally funny, but I've read better mom-oirs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 5/1/2011

    " Sharp and biting essays and observations by this author that cover living in NYC, motherhood, family, cancer and fears. Very funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 3/28/2011

    " This memoir was SUPER irreverant which I love, but only if it's balanced with some heart, and this didn't really have that. Funny in parts, but not that great. A super quick read for the train though. It's very short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 3/23/2011

    " Eh.... Occasionally funny, but I've read better mom-oirs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 3/20/2011

    " this book cracked my shit up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carissa | 3/1/2011

    " This had some great, funny moments, but overall it felt like Kargman was trying too hard. Some of the essays didn't really go anywhere and there were too many cutesy abbreviations ("'teria" for "bacteria"? really?) for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 2/25/2011

    " This book is hilarious....a wonderful antidote to what's going on in the rest of the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 2/8/2011

    " Very funny. Quick read. Her stories are hysterical and you won't want to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 2/8/2011

    " Hilarious. I see so much of myself in her that it was impossible not to enjoy. "

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About the Author
Author Jill Kargman

Jill Kargman is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including The Right AddressWolves in Chic ClothingMomzillas, and The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund. Her last effort is a nationally bestselling book of essays, Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut. She is also a featured writer for VogueHarper’s BazaarTown & Country, and Elle, and a copywriter for her greeting card company, Jill Kargman Etceteras.