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Little Weirds by Jenny Slate

Little Weirds

Jenny Slate

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Imprint: Fleet
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 7 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9780349726410

An essay collection from actress and stand-up comedian, Jenny Slate

4 stars out of 5
Hephzibah Anderson
25 Oct 2020

"when she stops trying quite so strenuously, she becomes a writer of tender, zestful prose"

The actor and comedian Jenny Slate works hard at being weird in her debut essay collection. Must we really think of her as a homemade croissant, oozing “antique decadence” and made up of “layers and layers of fragility and richness”? Peel away the artifice, and she turns out to be rather like the rest of us, albeit with the volume turned way up. She’s a gardener, a dog-lover, and “very divorced”. She gets stage fright still. And, when she stops trying quite so strenuously, she becomes a writer of tender, zestful prose.

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