I Know What I'm Doing, and Other Lies I Tell Myself

I Know What I'm Doing, and Other Lies I Tell Myself

Dispatches From A Life Under Construction

Book - 2016
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New York Times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman delivers a hilarious, candid memoir about marriage, divorce, sex, turning forty, and still not quite having life figured out.

Jen Kirkman wants to be the voice in your head that says, Hey, you're okay. Even if you sometimes think you aren't! And especially if other people try to tell you you're not.

In I Know What I'm Doing--and Other Lies I Tell Myself, Jen offers up all the gory details of a life permanently in progress. She reassures you that it's okay to not have life completely figured out, even when you reach middle age (and find your first gray pubic hair!). She talks about making unusual or unpopular life decisions (such as cultivating a "friend with benefits" or not going home for the holidays) because you don't necessarily want for yourself what everyone else seems to think you should. It's about renting when everyone says you should own, dating around when everyone thinks you should settle down, and traveling alone when everyone pities you for going to Paris without a man.

From marriage to divorce and sex to mental health, I Know What I'm Doing--and Other Lies I Tell Myself is about embracing the fact that life is a bit of a sh*t show and it's definitely more than okay to stay true to yourself.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2016]
ISBN: 9781476770277
Branch Call Number: 792.7028 KIR 2016
Characteristics: 225 pages


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Sep 29, 2017

Mildly entertaining post-divorce tell-all that's not very deep. A little humor but not much. She's kind of defensive about being a single woman in her late 30s. Really, is that still necessary?

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