When You Find Out the World is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments

Category: Book
By (author): Oxford, Kelly
Subject:  HUMOR / Form / Essays
  HUMOR / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: January 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.72in
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$ 17.99
Available: 3-10 days

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From The Publisher*

National bestseller

"Kelly Oxford's writing is hillarious and fearless. She's the badass Canadian sister I never had." -Mindy Kaling  

One of The Globe and Mail's "Most Anticipated Books of 2017" * One of InStyle's "5 Totally Brilliant Books You Need to Read in April 2017" * One of Newsweek's "The Best New Book Releases for April 18, 2017" * One of LadyGang's "The 10 Books I Read on Vacation (and 9 You Should Read!)" * One of BookBub's "18 of the Funniest Books Coming Out This Spring" * One of PureWow's "5 Books We Can't Wait to Read in April" * One of National Post's "Five Essential Reads in Pop Culture for 2017" * One of Hello! Magazine's "15 Buzzy Spring Books We Can't Wait to Read" * One of East Company's "Most Creative People in Business 2017"

The author of #1 Canadian and New York Times bestseller Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar returns with a deeper and even funnier new collection of essays about the pleasures and perils of living in Kelly Oxford's head.

Kelly Oxford likes to blow up the Internet. Whether it's with the kind of tweets that led Rolling Stone to name her one of the Funniest People on Twitter, with pictures of her hilariously adorable family (human and animal) or with something much more serious, like creating the hashtag #NotOkay, where millions of women came together to share their stories of sexual assault, Kelly has a unique, razor-sharp perspective on modern life. As a screenwriter, professional sh*t disturber, wife and mother of three, Kelly is about everything but the status quo.

Perfect for anyone who ever wished David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling would just finally write a book together already, When You Find Out the World Is Against You is filled with the biting, wise and laugh-out-loud insights that have won Kelly legions of fans. Whether she's exploring the bittersweet boredom that so often accompanies parenthood, calling out the insanity of a posse of Internet poodle vigilantes, writing bracingly about the anxiety that has plagued her for as long as she can remember or taking us to ride shotgun as she stalks her husband on an accidental date with another man, When You Find Out the World Is Against You is Kelly at her best. Called "our present-day, funny Joan Didion" by filmmaker Gia Coppola, Kelly's comedic skill, down-to-earth voice and bull's-eye observations on the absurdity of modern life mean there is nothing quite like seeing the world through her eyes.

Review Quote*"Funny, sharp and unique."
Review Quote*"The essays in When You Find Out the World is Against You pack a straight-up emotional punch."
Review Quote*"[Oxford's] 12 essays-about growing up, marriage and parenting, etc. etc.-are clever and unfailingly amusing. The girl can turn a phrase."
Review Quote*"Two things I'm grateful for: how imperfect Kelly Oxford is at life and decision-making, and how terrific she is at writing about what a goddamn mess she is."
Review Quote*"Oxford's new book, When You Find Out the World is Against You, is an extension of her social media brand (clever, insightful, self-deprecating). . . . She once again bares it all in a series of nostalgia-inducing personal essays, some LOL funny. . .and others poignant."
Review Quote*"While both books rest on the sarcastic character developed over social media, When You Find Out the World is Against You finds [Oxford] experimenting with sincere introspection."
Review Quote*"Oxford has a gift for snarky one-liners and self-effacing humor."
Review Quote*""Kelly is part geek, part freak. When You Find Out the World Is Against You shows us ourselves: our sensitivities, our awkward moments, our strange desires. She takes us through summer camp, dating, rape culture, Trump, death. . . . Kelly Oxford c'est moi."
Review Quote*"When You Find Out the World is Against You is Kelly at her honest and most disarmingly funny best. Filled with biting, wise, and laugh-out-loud insights, this vastly entertaining collection of vignettes will make you think as much as it will make you laugh."