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When You Find Out the World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments
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The famed internet personality—named one of Rolling Stone's Funniest People on Twitter and creator of the viral #notokay for women to share their stories of sexual assault—and bestselling author of Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar turns her laser-like wit to anxiety, parenthood (or "the sheer insanity of being in charge of the safety and livelihood of three people besides myself"), popular culture, and more in this razor sharp essay collection.

Like Chelsea Handler, David Sedaris, Dave Barry, and Patton Oswalt, Kelly Oxford—the Canadian native and Los Angeles transplant—has won legions of fans with her comedic skill, down-to-earth voice, and bull's-eye observations on the absurdity of modern life. For example:

"Congratulations America, I finally get a green card & now I may have to move back to Canada. Trump in the final two for President. Surreal."

"Dear Parents of pre-teen boys, Tell them they'll get ED by 18 if they watch Internet porn then buy them some porno mags. Thank You, Women"

"I'm not going to have a coffee this morning with the intent of blaming all my screw-ups on the missed coffee."

"1 good piece of news today: 7yo told me there is a secret war going on between muffins and cupcakes & I haven't stopped thinking about it."

Dishing about her kids, her move to America (and what she really thinks about life in LA), her marriage, and how she copes (or not) with anxiety and depression, 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.

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Like Chelsea Handler, David Sedaris, Dave Barry, and Patton Oswalt, Kelly Oxford—the Canadian native and Los Angeles transplant—has won legions of fans with her comedic skill, down-to-earth voice, and bull's-eye observations on the absurdity of modern life. For example:

"Congratulations America, I finally get a green card & now I may have to move back to Canada. Trump in the final two for President. Surreal."

"Dear Parents of pre-teen boys, Tell them they'll get ED by 18 if they watch Internet porn then buy them some porno mags. Thank You, Women"

"I'm not going to have a coffee this morning with the intent of blaming all my screw-ups on the missed coffee."

"1 good piece of news today: 7yo told me there is a secret war going on between muffins and cupcakes & I haven't stopped thinking about it."

Dishing about her kids, her move to America (and what she really thinks about life in LA), her marriage, and how she copes (or not) with anxiety and depression, 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.

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        Named one of Rolling Stone's Funniest People on Twitter and the New York Times best-selling author of Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar, Oxford draws on her own life to pinpoint what's crazy-absurd about the modern world. With a 75,000-copy first printing.

        Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        Named one of Rolling Stone's Funniest People on Twitter and the New York Times best-selling author of Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar, Oxford draws on her own life to pinpoint what's crazy-absurd about the modern world. With a 75,000-copy first printing.

        Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        The latest book of comic personal essays by Twitter sensation Oxford (Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar, 2013) consists of verbal snapshots of embarrassing scenes from her childhood and later life.The author, who grew up in western Canada and now lives in Los Angeles, made a name for herself with her tweets, most recently when she elicited millions of responses after inviting readers to respond with stories of sexual abuse attached to the hashtag #NotOkay. She writes seriously and with pride about these responses in the final essay in the volume. The other essays, arranged in no discernible order, relate occasionally amusing stories from Oxford's anxiety-ridden life. In one, she begs her parents to allow her to go to summer camp and finds that it doesn't live up to her fantasies. In another, she attends day camp ("middle-class, working parent prison") and is alarmed to find herself on the edge of a tornado and in danger of being pelted by baseball-sized hail. This anecdote segues abruptly into an account of her fears that her children will be endangered by earthquakes in Southern California. The essays about the author's adulthood are generally less fully developed than the childhood ones. In one odd one, she sends her husband off on a date with a guy he believes has been flirting with him at the gym and then interrupts them when she senses something serious is happening. Several of the essays retrace familiar territory, like one in which she looks forward to spending a couple weeks working while her husband and kids are in Canada and instead wastes her time stuffing her face with chips and watching TV. As might be expected from her Twitter account, Oxford has a gift for snarky one-liners and self-effacing humor, but her stories are weakly structured and often drift to their ends without resolution.

        COPYRIGHT(2017) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Like Chelsea Handler, David Sedaris, Dave Barry, and Patton Oswalt, Kelly Oxford—the Canadian native and Los Angeles transplant—has won legions of fans with her comedic skill, down-to-earth voice, and bull's-eye observations on the absurdity of modern life. For example:

"Congratulations America, I finally get a green card & now I may have to move back to Canada. Trump in the final two for President. Surreal."

"Dear Parents of pre-teen boys, Tell them they'll get ED by 18 if they watch...

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