Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity

Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity

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Overview

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on the secret genius of irrational behavior.

Have you ever been pissed because you're not pretty enough, and then gotten even more pissed that someone didn't find you as pretty as you think you are? Have you ever obsessed over the size of your thighs while eating dessert, all the while saying you'll work out extra tomorrow? Or spent endless hours wondering why you have to bear the brunt of other people's insecurities? I mean, after all, I'm pretty great. Why cope with insecurities I don't already have?

That last one's just me? All right, then.

But if the rest sounds familiar, you are experiencing Girl Logic: a characteristically female way of thinking that appears contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world. You end up considering every repercussion of every choice (about dating, career, clothes, lunch) before making a move toward what you really want. And why do we attempt these mental hurdles? Well, that's what this book is all about.

The fact is, whether you're obsessing over his last text or the most important meeting of your career, your Girl Logic serves a purpose: It helps push you, question what you want, and clarify what will make you a happier, better person. Girl Logic can be every confident woman's secret weapon, and this book shows you how to wield it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602863231
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 499,653
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Iliza Shlesinger has written and starred in four Netflix comedy specials: War Paint (2013), Freezing Hot (2015), Confirmed Kills (2016), and Iliza: Elder Millennial (2018). She is the creator and star of Forever 31 on Hulu as well as her late night show, Truth & Iliza, on Freeform. Iliza has appeared as a comedian several times on Late Night and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as the Late Late Show with James Corden and loves entertaining the troops on USO tours.

Table of Contents

Foreword Love Me Some Iliza xi

Introduction Girl Logic: It Doesn't Mean You're "Crazy"-It Just Means You're a Girl 1

1 You're a Woman-Be Confident! 13

("But Not So Confident That It Makes Anyone Else Insecure" Is Actually What They Mean)

2 Case Clothed 45

Two and a Half Guy Logic: A Primer 67

3 Oh Boy, It's a Guys' Girl 71

4 Sex: A Comprehensive Guide. JK, but I Did Write a Lot 103

5 Perfect Love, Perfect Life: The Ultimate Girl Fantasy 125

6 How to Text a Man Without Throwing Your Phone Through a Window 151

7 Sorry, I Can't Hear You over How Single You Are 169

9 Girl on Girl 185

9 The Unfunny Chromosome 197

10 It's All About the "At Bats" 217

Afterword I Care, You Care, We All Care, but … Not All the Time 233

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