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From the Publisher"If Judy Blume and Chelsea Handler had a baby, and that baby was a book, it would be Gawky."
"Margot Leitman paints extremely funny pictures with words. Her singular outlook on the world presents a memoir that is anything but predictable and ultimately hysterical."
—Laraine Newman, original cast member of Saturday Night Live
"Smart, funny and incredibly vivid, Margot Leitman's writing will take you back to the halycon days of the '80s and '90s. You may just relive your own youthful gawky adventures—only this time, you'll laugh your ass off."
—Sara Benincasa, comedian and author of Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom
"I never even realized Margot Leitman was that tall. I guess her hilarious and dazzling aura plays tricks on the eyes. Or she slouches when she talks to me. Whatever the case, I'm happy that she wrote this book."
—Kristen Schaal, comedian and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart contributor
"Having known Margot for many years—and taken an uncomfortable trip to a nude beach together—I can personally vouch for the fact that she is both gawky and awkward. I can also vouch for the fact that her stories are heartfelt, hilarious, and genuine."
—Chris Gethard, author of A Bad Idea I'm About to Do
"Margot, whom I now consider a sister in gawkiness, is unfiltered, absolutely hilarious, and so relatable. If Margot can lay it all on the line, then I no longer have to hide the fact I was a 13-year-old, 5-foot 10-inch beanpole with a Jewfro, a penchant for neon stirrup pants, and a ferocious need to fit in. Ungraceful, awkward girls unite!"
—Robyn Okrant, author of Living Oprah
"Margot good strong imagination being with incredibly unique growing up stories. If you human and no fall in love with her tales, you most likely not human and no have sense of humor. Warning: You may lose your ass from laughing too much."
—Reggie Watts, comedian
"From calling a chat line (remember those?) to lusting after a preWhitney Bobby Brown, Margot Leitman will make you laugh right along with her hormone-fueled adventures, no matter your height. Gawky makes teen angst charming, relatable, and hilarious."
—Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of Dirty Girls and Women in Lust
"These stories body-slammed me back into the 1980s and the absurdity of adolescence. I've seen Leitman tell some of them live and, each time, she has left the audience crazed with laughter and applauding the gangly underdog in us all. Now they're on the page, where anyone can get at them. Read!"
—Jim O'Grady, author of Disarmed and Dangerous and Dorothy Day: With Love for the Poor
"Not only is this book pants-pissingly hilarious, but having grown up an awkwardly tall girl myself, I realize it is very much my story too."
—Dave Hill, comedian and author of Tasteful Nudes . . . And Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation