Miss Fortune

  • by Lauren Weedman
  • Narrated by Lauren Weedman
  • 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lauren Weedman is not okay. She's living what should be the good life in sunny Los Angeles. After a gig as a correspondent with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, she scored parts in blockbuster movies, which led to memorable recurring roles on HBO's Hung and Looking. She had a loving husband and an adorable baby boy. In these comedic essays, she turns a piercingly observant, darkly funny lens on the ways her life is actually not okay. She tells the story of her husband's affair with their babysitter, her first and only threesome, a tattoo gone horribly awry, and how the birth of her son caused mama drama with her own mother and birth mother with laugh-out-loud wit and a powerful undercurrent of vulnerability that pulls off a stunning balance between comedy and tragedy.

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What the Critics Say

"Weedman's charm and self-deprecating humor easily draw the reader in, and her willingness to tangle with hard truths make this a deeply affecting account of salvaging a life from wreckage." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

funny, sad and endearing.

What made the experience of listening to Miss Fortune the most enjoyable?

Really good voices! Hilarious.


Have you listened to any of Lauren Weedman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Love L.W.! -Seen several of her one-woman shows- catch one if you can; they are funny. This was similar, with her reading.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending was sweet and weird and uplifting.


Any additional comments?

I'd def buy another book of hers. Very fun.

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- Prof Kitty

relatable -

I wasn't sure at first and sometimes I got a little lost in the situations and it's time lines - but relatable even in situations that weren't ones of my own. I appreciate the author and her wit and openness to her life that would cause vulnerability.
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- shay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-22-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio