OUT IN NOVEMBER
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER
‘Jessi Klein is a brilliant comedic mind and this book is a perfect reflection of that. It’s like having a glass of wine with the best friend you wish you had’
‘Everyone is charmed by a little tomboy. A scrappy little girl in overalls with a ponytail and scraped knees, who loves soccer and baseball and comic books and dirt. But what are we charmed by? It’s not just that she’s cute. It’s that she so innocently thinks she’s going to stay this way forever. But we all know she won’t. And why is that?
Because as much as we like a tomboy, nobody likes a tom man.
You might be wondering “What is a tom man? I’ve never heard this term before.” You are correct. That is because I invented it. It is the only thing I have ever invented.
A tom man is what happens when a tomboy just never grows out of it.’
As both a tomboy and a late bloomer, comedian Jessi Klein grew up feeling more like an outsider than a participant in the rites of modern femininity.
In YOU’LL GROW OUT OF IT, Klein offers-through an incisive collection of real-life stories-a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond. These include her “transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man,” attempting to find watchable porn, and identifying the difference between being called ‘ma’am’ and ‘miss’ (‘Miss sounds like you weigh ninety-nine pounds’).
Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, YOU’LL GROW OUT OF IT is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.
‘Hilarious… In these 24 short pieces, her irreverent and inventive brand of humor almost seamlessly transfers to essay form. Riffs on dating, aging, marriage, infertility and childbirth have the zing-and-run rhythm of sketch comedy, but structured for the page… These pieces often have a let-me-level-with-you directness reminiscent of Ephron without being too imitative… One of the higher echelons of praise for confessional essays is that they mimic the experience of listening to your best friend. Klein’s read as if you’re texting with her and have been for your whole life’
New York Times
‘Klein shares her eccentric path to adulthood, from her tomboyish girlhood to sidesplitting dating tales and beyond in this uproarious, relatable, and irresistible memoir’
‘[Jessi Klein’s] astute, hilarious essays about the perilous path to modern womanhood will have you wincing in recognition’
‘You’ll Grow Out Of It does an amazing job making me understand what my life might be like if I were a woman. Or if I were Jessi Klein. I laughed. Lots. Not at what it’s like to be a woman! That would be sexist. I laughed at the parts that you’re supposed to. Which are plentiful. Because Jessi Klein is truly really funny’
‘Is it really a surprise that comedian Jessi Klein, head writer and executive producer for Inside Amy Schumer, would write a book of personal essays brimming with sharp observations and insights and poignant recollections but that above all is very, very funny? …We guarantee that this book will quickly become one of your summer favorites’
‘Chances are Jessi Klein made you ugly-laugh… laugh even harder with the comedian’s essay collection’
‘[Klein’s] collection of mini rants strike that rare balance of honesty, brutality, and soul’
JESSI KLEIN is the Emmy and Peabody award-winning head writer and an executive producer of Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed series Inside Amy Schumer. She’s also written for Amazon’s Transparent as well as Saturday Night Live.
She has been featured on the popular storytelling series The Moth, and has been a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
She’s been published in Esquire and Cosmopolitan, and has had her own half-hour Comedy Central stand-up special.