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Would Everybody Please Stop?: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas
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"One of the funniest writers in America."

That's what The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen—and with good reason. In her debut essay collection, the longtime humorist and performer declares no subject too sacred, no boundary impassable.

With her eagle eye for the absurd and hilarious, Allen reports from the potholes midway through life's journey. One moment she's flirting shamelessly—and unsuccessfully—with a younger man at a wedding; the next she's stumbling upon X-rated images on her daughter's computer. She ponders the connection between her ex-husband's questions about the location of their silverware, and the divorce that came a year later. While undergoing chemotherapy, she experiments with being a "wig person." And she considers those perplexing questions that we never pause to ask: Why do people say "It is what it is"? What's the point of fat-free half-and-half? And haven't we heard enough about memes?

Jenny Allen's musings range fluidly from the personal to the philosophical. She writes with the familiarity of someone telling a dinner party anecdote, forgoing decorum for candor and comedy. To listen to Would Everybody Please Stop? is to experience life with imaginative and incisive humor.

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That's what The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen—and with good reason. In her debut essay collection, the longtime humorist and performer declares no subject too sacred, no boundary impassable.

With her eagle eye for the absurd and hilarious, Allen reports from the potholes midway through life's journey. One moment she's flirting shamelessly—and unsuccessfully—with a younger man at a wedding; the next she's stumbling upon X-rated images on her daughter's computer. She ponders the connection between her ex-husband's questions about the location of their silverware, and the divorce that came a year later. While undergoing chemotherapy, she experiments with being a "wig person." And she considers those perplexing questions that we never pause to ask: Why do people say "It is what it is"? What's the point of fat-free half-and-half? And haven't we heard enough about memes?

Jenny Allen's musings range fluidly from the personal to the philosophical. She writes with the familiarity of someone telling a dinner party anecdote, forgoing decorum for candor and comedy. To listen to Would Everybody Please Stop? is to experience life with imaginative and incisive humor.

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      • content: Writer-comedian Jenny Allen narrates offbeat reflections on life. Her clear and lively voice moves quickly from one observation to another in a peppy stream of consciousness. Allen emphatically spits out the profanities that are scattered throughout her narrative and maintains a mostly deadpan delivery of sarcastic one-liners in her observations of culture and trends, such as the use of made-up words or the pretentiousness of overusing certain words. For the more heartwarming stories--such as how she dealt with people's concern about her chemotherapy and her weight issues as a child and continued love for food as an adult, Allen's modifies her tone to bring out a tenderness while maintaining lightheartedness in her delivery. Her imitations of crows and of Elmer Fudd talking about a certain "wabbit" "waffing" at him are just plain funny. M.F. � AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine
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That's what The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen—and with good reason. In her debut essay collection, the longtime humorist and performer declares no subject too sacred, no boundary impassable.

With her eagle eye for the absurd and hilarious, Allen reports from the potholes midway through life's journey. One moment she's flirting shamelessly—and unsuccessfully—with a younger man at a wedding; the next she's stumbling upon X-rated images on her daughter's computer. She ponders the connection between her ex-husband's questions about the location of their silverware, and the divorce that came a year later. While undergoing chemotherapy, she experiments with being a "wig person." And she considers those perplexing questions that we never pause to ask: Why do people say "It is what it is"? What's the point of fat-free half-and-half? And haven't we heard enough about memes?

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