Sprinkle Glitter On My Grave
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Sprinkle Glitter On My Grave

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The star of Bravo s breakout scripted comedy Odd Mom Out shares her razor-sharp wit and backhanded wisdom in a deeply observed and outrageously funny collection of musings, lists, essays, and outrages. From her unique lingo (things don t simply frighten her, they M. Night Shyamalan her out ) to her gimlet-eyed view of narrow-mindedness, to her morbid but curiously life-affirming parenting style, Jill Kargman is nothing if not original. In this hilarious new book, the sharp-elbowed mother of three turns her unconventional lens on life and death and everything in between, including the politically correct peer pressure she felt from the new moms in her hood, the women who provided the grist for the mill of her hit television show the evolution of her aesthetic from Miami Vice vibrant (a very brief flirtation) to Wednesday Addams meets rocker chic her deep-seated New Yorker s discomfort with moving vehicles that aren t taxis and subways (a.k.a. suburban panic disorder ) the family obsession with reading obituaries for their medical revelations and real estate news value the reasons why, in a land of tan-orexic baby-oil beach bakers, she chooses to honor the valor of her ghostly pallor From a hellish visit to the Happiest Place on Earth to her unusual wedding night with Russell Crowe to her adrenaline-pumping Gay Pride parade experience, Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave is as wonderfully indecent and entertaining as a spring break road trip with your best friend. Assuming your best friend is the kind of gal who still wears a motorcycle jacket to pick up the kids at school. Praise for Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave We love her on Bravo sOdd Mom Out, and inSprinkle Glitter on My Grave, Jill Kargman brings us a hilarious essay collection about life, death, and everything in between. PopSugar The release (which reads in part like a memoir, or what we imagine it would be like to have a girls night in with the writer) is a humorous book filled with a closer look at the New York native s childhood and family, as well as her unfiltered opinions on any number of subjects, like parenting and fashion. Bravotv.com [A] love letter to her deeply macabre family. Vogue The creator of Bravo s Odd Mom Out, Kargman dishes out a variety of essays that poke fun at herself, her family, friends, and the world in general. . . . Prepare to laugh. Kirkus Reviews A comedic, lively take on [Kargman s] life as an opinionated, Jewish native New Yorker . . . sharp and funny . . . Those looking for a new, fun voice that doesn t get too heavy will enjoy Kargman s perspective, which is rich with gratitude, laughs, and a healthy appreciation for the color black. Publisher s Weekly"show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 146 x 214 x 23mm | 398g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Ballantine Books Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Black and white illustrations
  • 0399594574
  • 9780399594571
  • 879,093

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Advance praise for Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave The creator of Bravo s Odd Mom Out, [Jill] Kargman dishes out a variety of essays that poke fun at herself, her family, friends, and the world in general. . . . Prepare to laugh. Kirkus Reviews A comedic, lively take on [Kargman s] life as an opinionated, Jewish native New Yorker . . . sharp and funny . . . Those looking for a new, fun voice that doesn t get too heavy will enjoy Kargman s perspective, which is rich with gratitude, laughs, and a healthy appreciation for the color black. Publisher s Weekly Praise for Jill Kargman s Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut Please welcome the new David Sedaris, not that the old one is broken or anything. It s just that Jill Kargman . . . provides the same gut-splitting reading pleasure. Los Angeles Times Edgy, addictive, and relatable. The Daily Beast A smart, pocket-sized delight that artfully engages the funny bone. Kirkus Reviews With her sense of irony and humor, Ms. Kargman laughs at moments others might cry over. . . . Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut is more than funny, more than insightful and more than a guilty read. New York Journal of Books Praise for Odd Mom Out The smartest piece of anthropology on cable and something to make TV fans grateful that something so specific and deeply thought-through can exist in the shallow end of cable s pool. Time"show more

About Jill Kargman

Jill Kargman is the writer and star of the hit Bravo television show Odd Mom Out, based on her novel Momzillas. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund, three novels for young readers, and the essay collection Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut. She has written for Vogue, Elle, Harper s Bazaar, GQ, and many other magazines, was a columnist for Style.com, and wrote for the MTV shows So Five Minutes Ago and Who Is. Kargman is a graduate of Yale University. Married and the mother of three, she lives in Manhattan."show more

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