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  • ISBN 13: 9781602863231
  • ISBN 10: 1602863237
  • Price: $27.00 / $35.00 CAN
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Girl Logic

The Genius and the Absurdity

By (author) Iliza Shlesinger, Foreword by Mayim Bialik

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships.

"Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes is as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world. When confronted with critical decisions about dating, sex, work, even getting dressed in the morning, Iliza argues that women will by nature consider every repercussion of every option before making a move toward what they really want. And that kind of holistic thinking can actually give women an advantage in what is still a male world.

In Iliza's own words: "Understanding Girl Logic is a way of embracing both our aspirations and our contradictions. GL is the desire to be strong and vulnerable. It's wanting to be curvy, but rail thin at the same time. It's striving to kick ass in a man's world while still being loved by the women around you.

"This book is also for me, because apparently expounding on a stage for two hours a night wasn't enough. (Trust me, if I could start a cult I would, but I hate the idea of deliberately dying in a group.)"

"Iliza is a fearless comedian because she is a fearless woman... She sees deeply, she thinks deeply, and she feels deeply . . [F]ind yourself in the pages of this book. Your hurt, your fear, and your loneliness will be remedied time and again with the laughter and the wisdom of a woman who will teach you to fight for your self-identification as a warrior and your destiny as a woman."

—Mayim Bialik, star of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" and NYT bestselling author of "Girling Up!"

"'Iliza not only has a way with words, she also has an observational intensity that pushes those words into your brain with comedic fury."

—Marc Maron, comedian, actor, author, and host of the popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron

"Iliza is funny, fierce, and lightning fast, but don't let all that wit and beauty fool you - she's a feminist with the heart of a mommy, a truth teller who just wants us all to feel better so we can get what we want, dammit! She's thought long and hard about why women are so hard on themselves, and she's not afraid to say she's been there herself, which has endeared her already to millions of fans. Take my advice: take her advice. Iliza is a comedian wrapped in social critic wrapped in the good friend you need."

—Robbie Myers, Editor-in-Chief ELLE Magazine

Iliza Shlesinger is the only female and youngest comedian to be named NBC's Last Comic Standing, winning the title in 2008. She has written and starred in three Netflix comedy specials: War Paint (2013), Freezing Hot (2015), and Confirmed Kills (2016). She is the creator and star of Forever 31 on Hulu and her late night show, Truth&ILIZA, will debut in Spring 2017 on Freeform. Iliza has appeared as a comedian several times on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as Late Late Show with James Cordon, and loves entertaining the troops on USO tours.

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