When You Find out the World Is Against You
- And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments
- Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
- Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-18-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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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.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By L. K. on 09-25-17
Not my favorite
Every woman figure in the book speaks in that super annoying exaggerated Kim Cattrall voice.
The stories meander and visit several loosely connected threads before not really but kind of wrapping up.
And a toque is pronounced “toook” with a long ooooh in the middle not “toke”. If you’re going to read a line telling Americans what Canadians call a knit cap, please pronounce it right!!
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By Stittsville Shopper on 05-12-18
Whiny, irritating, know it all, self-entitled rant
What a disappointment this book is. The stories are an assortment of whiny, irritating, know it all, self-entitled rants. The narrator doesn't help. I became increasingly annoyed as the book progressed. What a waste of time and money.