You might know Jenny Slate from Parks & Rec, The Secret Life of Pets, or Obvious Child. Which is exactly how I knew her (seriously, I hear her voice and a fluffy little white dog pops into my head, I can’t help it). But I am so glad I decided to pick up her book, because it was kind of amazing.
(All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.)
× The smell of honeysuckle
× A French-kissing rabbit
× A haunted house
× A vagina singing sad old songs
× Young geraniums in an ancient castle
× A dog who appears in dreams as a spiritual guide
× Electromagnetic energy fields
× Emotional horniness
× The ghost of a sea captain
× And more
I hope you enjoy these little weirds.
Little Weirds is a memoir that feels appropriately weird and kind of magical. Even though I knew this was nonfiction, it felt like I was reading an imaginary account of some mystical being who experienced a lot of the same things I have here on Earth, but had a completely unique way of seeing them.
I really enjoyed Slate’s writing. She has a very distinct voice, and it was just so lovely to read. I honestly want her to write some sort of magical fiction book so I can read it. Because I think it would be fantastic. The way she combines words is so interesting, and it made me stop and think about the world differently. She sees things in such a creative way, and I think she did a great job putting that into writing.
If you’re a fan of Jenny Slate, or you’re looking to read some nonfiction that doesn’t feel like nonfiction, I would definitely recommend Little Weirds. It’s one of the most unique memoirs I’ve ever read, and something that is going to stick with me for a long time.
★★★★☆ – Like I said, I really enjoyed Little Weirds. I definitely want to read more from Jenny Slate because I love the way she writes and her view on the world.
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