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.
#FirstLine ~ Ugh, my parents are going to read this.
If you want to laugh and look into the life of a woman who showcases the best and worst of herself to make sure you, as a reader, feel true laughter and joy Kirkman's book is for you! She gives advise worth taking. This is one of those books you want to buy for every girlfriend and force them to read so you can talk about it. Comedy at its best, storytelling with heart and a book I know for sure I will read again (which I rarely do) I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING AND OTHER LIES I TELL MYSELF will become a new favorite go to book on a bad day (or any day)! A MUST read!!!
Jennifer Ann "Jen" Kirkman is an American stand-up comedian, television writer and actress. She is known for her regular appearances as a round-table panelist on Chelsea Lately, as well as for her appearances on the Funny or Die sketch series Drunk History and its 2013 continuation television series on Comedy Central.
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