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Roseau Public Library BOOK-ON-CD 814.6 SLA (Text) 35500006336810 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781549142345
  • Physical Description: 4 audio discs (4.33 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Little, Brown & Company, imprint of Hachette, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Jenny Slate.
Summary, etc.:
Inside Jenny Slate's book, listeners will find heartbreak, a french-kissing rabbit, a haunted house, death, a vagina singing sad old songs, young geraniums in an ancient castle, birth, a dog who appears in dreams as a spiritual guide, divorce, electromagnetic energy fields, emotional horniness, the ghost of a sea captain, and more.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Fans of Slate's stand-up comedy and quirky Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films will be drawn to this collection for its author/narrator, and while they'll likely be delighted, it will be for discovering a whole new side of Slate in this surprising, inventive, reflective, and weird little audiobook. In a supremely creative series of essays, Slate examines life, love, the absurdity of social rituals, daily life, family, performing—all of the typical celebrity memoir/essay topics, but she does so with a nearly poetic crafting of language and a definitely theatrical narration that brings insight and intimacy to these brief vignettes, which is akin to listening to a one-woman show more than a straightforward essay collection. Her familiar nasal, higher-pitched voice adds to the overall effect, and gives the moments in which she drops to a low—sometimes winking, sometimes sultry—tone, all the more impact. While celebrity memoirs are often called out for podcast-listener crossover due to the familiar voices and conversational pacing, this one is suggested for another reason: these pieces are intense, eccentric, provocative, and ideal for consumption—and even repetition—one by one over a series of brief sessions. A curious delight. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Fans of Slate's stand-up comedy and quirky Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films will be drawn to this collection for its author/narrator, and while they'll likely be delighted, it will be for discovering a whole new side of Slate in this surprising, inventive, reflective, and weird little audiobook. In a supremely creative series of essays, Slate examines life, love, the absurdity of social rituals, daily life, family, performing—all of the typical celebrity memoir/essay topics, but she does so with a nearly poetic crafting of language and a definitely theatrical narration that brings insight and intimacy to these brief vignettes, which is akin to listening to a one-woman show more than a straightforward essay collection. Her familiar nasal, higher-pitched voice adds to the overall effect, and gives the moments in which she drops to a low—sometimes winking, sometimes sultry—tone, all the more impact. While celebrity memoirs are often called out for podcast-listener crossover due to the familiar voices and conversational pacing, this one is suggested for another reason: these pieces are intense, eccentric, provocative, and ideal for consumption—and even repetition—one by one over a series of brief sessions. A curious delight. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jenny Slate is an actress, stand-up comedian, and the New York Times bestselling author of the children's book Marcel The Shell with Shoes On. She has been in many movies and TV shows and also plays many cartoon animals. Jenny is a graduate of Columbia University and has a young heart and an antique soul. She lives in a 100-year-old house in the bizarre and fun city Los Angeles, where nobody ever gets old at all.


Subject: Slate, Jenny, 1982-
Television actors and actresses > United States > Biography.
Comedians > United States > Biography.
Authors, American > 21st century > Biography.

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