Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut
Essays and Observations
By Jill Kargman
William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780062007193, 192pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
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Demonstrating Woody Allen's magical math equation, comedy = tragedy + time, a sensational collection of witty essays about life, love, hate, kids, work, school, and more from the author of The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund and Arm Candy
Jill Kargman is a mother, wife, and writer living the life in New York City . . . a life that includes camping out in a one-bedroom apartment with some unfortunate (and furry) roommates, battling the Momzillas of Manhattan, and coming to terms with her desire for gay men. In this entertaining collection of observations, Kargman offers her unique, wickedly funny perspective as she zips around Manhattan with three kids in tow.
Kargman tackles issues big and small with sharp wit and laugh-out-loud humor: her love of the smell of gasoline, her new names for nail polishes, her adventures in New York City real estate, and her fear of mimes, clowns, and other haunting things. Whether it's surviving a family road trip or why she can't stand Cirque du So Lame, living with a mommy vagina the size of the Holland Tunnel or surviving the hell that was her first job out of college, Kargman's nutty self triumphs, thanks to a wonderfully wise outlook and sense of fun that makes the best of everything that gets thrown her way. And if that's not enough, Kargman illustrates her reflections with doodles that capture her refreshing voice.
“A smart, pocket-sized delight that artfully engages the funny bone.”
“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
“Jill Kargman’s hilarious observations…will resonate with women everywhere.”
“Please welcome the new David Sedaris, not that the old one is broken or anything. It’s just that Jill Kargman, in her first book of essays, provides the same gut-splitting reading pleasure.”
-Los Angeles Times
“Edgy, addictive, and relatable.”
-The Daily Beast
“Kargman does not fail to deliver in yet another tragically comedic book . . . With stick figure doodlings in the margins to guide you through the hilarity, you’ll be laughing out loud.”
“From somebody who shares Jill Kargman’s fear of both vans and clowns, I promise this book will make you laugh out loud.”
-Nate Berkus, host of The Nate Berkus Show and Oprah correspondent