Book Review | Little Weirds

Book Review

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.)

Synopsis

little weirds by jenny slate

× The smell of honeysuckle
× Heartbreak
× A French-kissing rabbit
× A haunted house
× Death
× A vagina singing sad old songs
× Young geraniums in an ancient castle
× Birth
× A dog who appears in dreams as a spiritual guide 
× Divorce
× Electromagnetic energy fields
× Emotional horniness
× The ghost of a sea captain
× And more
I hope you enjoy these little weirds.
Love,
Jenny Slate

Review

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.

Rating

★★★★☆ – 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.

Little Weirds will be available in bookstores starting November 5. You can buy a copy on Amazon or Book Depository.

To get the audiobook for free, use this link to sign up for a free trial of Audible.

This book was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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