I Know What I'm Doing - and Other Lies I Tell Myself

  • by Jen Kirkman
  • Narrated by Jen Kirkman
  • 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author and stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman delivers a hilarious, candid memoir about marriage, divorce, sex, turning 40, and still not quite having life figured out.
Jen Kirkman wants to be the voice in your head that says, "Hey, you're okay. Even if you sometimes think you aren't! And especially if other people try to tell you you're not." In I Know What I'm Doing - and Other Lies I Tell Myself, Jen offers up all the gory details of a life permanently in progress. She reassures you that it's okay to not have life completely figured out, even when you reach middle age (and find your first gray pubic hair!). She talks about making unusual or unpopular life decisions (such as cultivating a "friend with benefits" or not going home for the holidays) because you don't necessarily want for yourself what everyone else seems to think you should. It's about renting when everyone says you should own, dating around when everyone thinks you should settle down, and traveling alone when everyone pities you for going to Paris without a man.
From marriage to divorce and sex to mental health, I Know What I'm Doing - and Other Lies I Tell Myself is about embracing the fact that life is a bit of a sh*t show, and it's definitely more than okay to stay true to yourself.


What the Critics Say

"Standup comedian Jen Kirkman shares stories about her life in a blunt, highly amusing way. She adds intention and purpose to each account of her love life and career with a pleasing, enthusiastic tone. Her sprinkles of sarcasm are delivered with a natural charm that is reminiscent of her standup persona.... The highlight of Kirkman's narration is her hilarious sendups of her mother's loud voice and Waspy accent as she depicts their quirky relationship." (AudioFile)


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Now that's entertainment

An awesome read that was funny, enjoyable & entertaining with a mix of truth and some hearty felt stories. I love a comedian who gives you a real glimpse into their life and can laugh at the parts that may have not been funny at the time.
I would strongly recommend this book to anyone that lives their life with an open mind and can talk about t it.
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- Keiran McLaren

Not your normal comedian book

Though the book is humorous, it's also insightful into many things we think only we think and feel. Recommend!
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- Samantha Louw

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio