I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Simon Schuster. In this instant new york times bestseller that’s “boldly funny without being anti-mom” In Touch, comedian and Chelsea Lately regular Jen Kirkman champions every woman’s right to follow her own path—even if that means being “childfree by choice. In her debut memoir, actress and comedian jen kirkman delves into her off-camera life with the same snarky sensitivity and oddball humor she brings to her sold-out standup shows and the Chelsea Lately roundtable, where she is a writer and regular performer.

As a woman of a certain age who has no desire to start a family, Jen often finds herself confronted by friends, family, and total strangers about her decision to be “childfree by choice. I can barely take care of myself offers honest and hilarious responses to questions like “Who will take care of you when you get old?” Servants! and a peek into the psyche—and weird and wonderful life—of a woman who has always marched to the beat of a different drummer and is pretty sure she’s not gonna change her mind, but thanks for your concern.

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I Know What I'm Doing -- and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction

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Simon & Schuster #ad - 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. 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.

. Simon schuster. Even if you sometimes think you aren’t! And especially if other people try to tell you you’re not. New york times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman delivers a hilarious, candid memoir about marriage, sex, divorce, turning forty, and still not quite having life figured out.

I Know What I'm Doing -- and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction #ad - Jen kirkman wants to be the voice in your head that says, Hey, you’re okay. 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.

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! 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.

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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids

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Picador #ad - Sixteen literary luminaries on the controversial subject of being childless by choice, Selfish, in this critically acclaimed, Shallow, bestselling anthologyOne of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year, and Self-Absorbed is the stunning collection exploring one of society’s most vexing taboos.

One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed “fertility crisis, ” and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all―a successful career and the required 2. 3 children―before their biological clocks stopped ticking. Now, perhaps more controversial, the conversation has turned to whether it’s necessary to have it all see Anne-Marie Slaughter or, however, whether children are really a requirement for a fulfilling life.

In this exciting and controversial collection of essays, curated by writer Meghan Daum, thirteen acclaimed female writers explain why they have chosen to eschew motherhood. Melia publishing services. Contributors include lionel shriver, geoff dyer, sigrid Nunez, among others, Kate Christensen, and Tim Kreider, Elliott Holt, who will give a unique perspective on the overwhelming cultural pressure of parenthood.

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Has Anyone Seen My Pants?

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Gallery Books #ad - From a fling-gone-wrong to friend breakups and a new romance, Sarah’s signature wit and sharp observations take you on a journey at once so deviously funny and surprisingly compassionate that it might just steal your heart—not to mention your pants. Simon schuster. Melia publishing services. New york times bestselling author of life as I Blow It Sarah Colonna is back with a hilarious, honest look at life in her late thirties—in all its messy, pants-missing glory.

How does a gal with a successful career, great friends, and a razor-sharp wit find herself wandering pants-less through the hallways of a casino hotel in Iowa on New Year’s Eve?Ask Sarah Colonna. Has anyone seen my pants? is a laugh-out-loud trip around America and Mexico! with Sarah as she braves crying in nail salons, Iowan casinos, mother-daughter road trips, and single-shaming resorts.

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I Know What I'm Doing -- and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction

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Simon & Schuster #ad - 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. Simon schuster. Melia publishing services. 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!

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. 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.

I Know What I'm Doing -- and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction #ad - New york times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman delivers a hilarious, turning forty, divorce, candid memoir about marriage, sex, and still not quite having life figured out. Jen kirkman wants to be the voice in your head that says, Hey, you’re okay. 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.

Even if you sometimes think you aren’t! And especially if other people try to tell you you’re not.

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Two Is Enough: A Couple's Guide to Living Childless by Choice

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Seal Press #ad - Simon schuster. Scott, founder of the childless by Choice Project, examines the personal stories of people who have faced this decision and explores the growing trend of childlessness. And yet, the number of people choosing childlessness is on the rise. Have children. Melia publishing services. Honest and unapologetic, two is enough recognizes the challenges of being childless in today’s society and offers suggestions on how that same society can change to make room for the childless and the childfree.

Scott explores the assumptions surrounding childrearing, and explores the reasons many people are choosing to forgo this experience. Fall in love. Scott’s expert knowledge and analysis offer a picture of the childless by choice—who they are, why they’ve chosen to remain childless, and how they’ve had these conversations with loved ones.

Two Is Enough: A Couple's Guide to Living Childless by Choice #ad - For most couples, marriage and children go hand in hand. These are the childless by choice—people who have actively decided not to have children—rather than the childless by circumstance. Get married. In two is enough, Laura S.

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No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood

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Seal Press #ad - In no kidding, comedy writer Henriette Mantel tackles the topic of actually not having kids. Melia publishing services. Simon schuster. Whether their reasons have to do with courage, monetary considerations, health issues, or something else entirely, apathy, the essays featured in the pages of No Kidding honestly and humorously delve into the minds of women who have chosen what they would call a more sane path.

Hilarious, and inspiring, shamed, compelling, No Kidding reveals a perspective that has too long been hidden, and silenced—and celebrates an entire population of women who have decided that kids are just not right for them. Additional contributors include janette barber, jeanne dorsey, kathryn rossetter, cheryl bricker, suzy soro, ann slichter, patricia scanlon, nancy shayne, maureen langan, jennifer Prediger, Susan Norfleet, Amy Stiller, Vanda Mikoloski, Carol Siskind, Jeanette Schwaba Vigne, Sue Kolinsky, Jane Gennaro, Judy Morgan, Julie Halston, Nora Dunn, Valri Bromfield, Beth Lapides, Bonnie Datt, Cindy Caponera, Judy Nielsen, Betsy Salkind, Debbie Kasper, Andrea Carla Michaels, Merrill Markoe, Bernadette Luckett, Suzanne O’Neil, Tracy Smith, and Nancy Van Iderstine.

No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood #ad - This fascinating collection features a star-studded group of contributors—including Margaret Cho, Laurie Graff, Wendy Liebman, and other accomplished, funny women—writing about why they opted out of motherhood.

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The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World

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LiveTrue Books #ad - Melia publishing services. This will result in more people making the best decisions for themselves, will foster a society in which those who are best suited to become parents are the ones who have children and one that knows what it means to bring a child into the world today. This book will make you examine your own intentions and beliefs, will rile you, and might just change your mind.

If he takes the red pill, he will find out what the “matrix” really is, and many of his earlier beliefs will be shattered. I want people to be very aware of the long-held social and cultural pressures, and be able to free themselves from those pressures when making parenthood choices. Used book in Good Condition.

This is not a book about convincing people not to have children, ” says Carroll. In the movie the matrix, he will go on with life as he has before, the character Morpheus offers two pills to Neo—if he takes the blue pill, believing what he has always believed. But most of all, who reveres the truth and wants the best for themselves, their families, parent or not, it’s for anyone, and our world.

The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World #ad - . When it comes to taking a hard look at a specific set of beliefs about parenthood and reproduction that has driven our society for generations, The Baby Matrix is the red pill. We commonly think our desire to have children boils down to our biological wiring, but author Laura Carroll says it's much more than that.

The baby matrix is a must-read for anyone interested in psychology, parenting issues, anthropology, sociology, environmentalism, and social justice.

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I'm Fine...And Other Lies

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - This book, however, is fine as hell. Sophia amoruso, author of #Girlboss“The funniest cry for help you'll read this year. Bj novakwell, well, well. Whitney cummings has written a book about being, not fine—and what to do when you find yourself with brutal anxiety and a co-dependency disorder; all in her trademark wit, humor, well, and honesty.

In addition to hoarding mortifying situations that’ll make you feel way better about your choices, psychotherapists, I’ve also accumulated a lot of knowledge from therapists, and psychopaths, which can probably help you avoid making the same mistakes I’ve made. Think of this book as everything you’d want from the Internet all in one place, except without the constant distractions of ads, online shopping, and porn.

I'm Fine...And Other Lies #ad - Simon schuster. Look at you, ogling my book page. I presume if you’re reading this it means you either need more encouragement to buy it or we used to date and you’re trying to figure out if you should sue me or not. Here are all the stories and mistakes i’ve made that were way too embarrassing to tell on stage in front of an actual audience; but thanks to not-so-modern technology, you can read about them here so I don’t have to risk having your judgmental eye contact crush my self-esteem.

This book contains some delicious schadenfreude in which i recall such humiliating debacles as breaking my shoulder while trying to impress a guy, coming very close to spending my life in a Guatemalan prison, and having my lacerated ear sewn back on by a deaf guy after losing it in a torrid love affair.

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Life As I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex . . . Not Necessarily in That Order

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Villard #ad - Sarah believes we all struggle to grow up. Sometimes this pans out, and sometimes she finds herself in Mexico handing out her phone number to anyone who calls her pretty. Used book in Good Condition. She tries to behave like an adult, but can’t seem to stop acting like a frat boy. Other times we would like to get married, stay in, and have a responsible, order Chinese food, secure life.

She moves to los angeles to pursue acting, but for years is forced to hone her bartending skills; she wants a serious boyfriend, but won’t give up nights at the bar with her friends. And then screwing it all up. And if there’s one thing colonna has learned from her many missteps, it’s that hindsight is always 100 proof.

Life As I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex . . . Not Necessarily in That Order #ad - Includes a foreword by Chelsea Handler Simon schuster. Sometimes we want to have fun, not take things too seriously, and have that fourth margarita. In the end, she discovers that there doesn’t have to be just one or the other. In this wickedly funny and irreverent memoir, Chelsea Lately writer and comedian Sarah Colonna opens up about love, life, and pursuing her dreams .

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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

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Gallery Books #ad - She’s in your corner. Villard Books. Simon schuster. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend—an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever.

And she’s coming for you. Actress tilda swinton and trainwreck co-star the emmy award-winning comedian, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, writer, actress, satirical humor. Melia publishing services.

Whether she’s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, or discovering her cross-fit instructor’s secret bad habit, laughing out loud, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and sobbing uncontrollably—but only because it’s over.

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo #ad - For a comedian of unbridled and generally hilarious causticity, and, Schumer has written a probing, unguarded, confessional, a book that trades less on sarcasm, majorly humanizing non-memoir, yes, and more on emotional resonance. Vogue "the girl with the lower back tattoo is an alternatingly meditative, passionately political, sexually explicit, side-splittingly hilarious, disturbing, heart-wrenching, and always staggeringly authentic ride through the highs and lows of the comedic powerhouse's life to date.

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