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I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom

I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are: The laugh out loud collection from the creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Rachel Bloom

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Imprint: Coronet Books
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 17 Nov 2020
ISBN: 9781529354638

In the vein of Mindy Kaling, Ali Wong, and Amy Poehler, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more from the charming and wickedly funny creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

3 stars out of 5
Martin Chilton
1 Nov 2020

"Bloom’s memoir is somewhat hit-and-miss despite entertaining moments."

Bloom’s memoir was written before the full effects of the pandemic were clear. She added a moving “Normal Afterword”, in which she opens up about the problems of becoming a mother during the lockdown, an event that came at the same time she was struggling with grief for her musical co-writer Adam Schlesinger, who died from Covid-19 complications. “My world is still upside-down,” says Bloom, speaking for us all.

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