Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity

Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity

by Iliza Shlesinger, Mayim Bialik
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Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity by Iliza Shlesinger

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships.

"Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes is as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world. When confronted with critical decisions about dating, sex, work, even getting dressed in the morning, Iliza argues that women will by nature consider every repercussion of every option before making a move toward what they really want. And that kind of holistic thinking can actually give women an advantage in what is still a male world.

In Iliza's own words: "Understanding Girl Logic is a way of embracing both our aspirations and our contradictions. GL is the desire to be strong and vulnerable. It's wanting to be curvy, but rail thin at the same time. It's striving to kick ass in a man's world while still being loved by the women around you.

"This book is also for me, because apparently expounding on a stage for two hours a night wasn't enough. (Trust me, if I could start a cult I would, but I hate the idea of deliberately dying in a group.)"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602863248
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 53,998
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Iliza Shlesinger is the only female and youngest comedian to be named NBC's Last Comic Standing, winning the title in 2008. She has written and starred in three Netflix comedy specials: War Paint (2013), Freezing Hot (2015), and Confirmed Kills (2016). She is the creator and star of Forever 31 on Hulu and her late night show, Truth&ILIZA, will debut in Spring 2017 on Freeform. Iliza has appeared as a comedian several times on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as Late Late Show with James Cordon, and loves entertaining the troops on USO tours.

Table of Contents

Foreword Love Me Some Iliza ix

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! ("But Not So Confident That It Makes Anyone Else Insecure" Is Actually What They Mean) 13

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

8 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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Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Fabulous and funny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I almost never give out that compliment (mentioned in the headline) unless it is about something truly awe-inspiring, hilarious, or game-changing. This book embodies all 3 of those descriptions. Thank-you Iliza for furthermore proving WHY you are my favorite comic of all-time (not just of the female gender), while showing your serious and empathetic sides. Congratulations on a terrific book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the advice in this book is excellent and that both women and men should read it. Men can actually begin to understand women after reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for a book like this! Iliza really explains how girl logic works and how the female brain processes things. Amazing book!