On My Knees: A Memoir

On My Knees: A Memoir

by Periel Aschenbrand


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On My Knees is Periel Aschenbrand’s seriously funny follow-up to her debut memoir The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own.

At the beginning of On My Knees, we find Periel chain-smoking her days away on a plastic-covered couch, watching reruns of Law & Order while she squats in her deceased grandmother’s apartment and adjusts to being alone for the first time in a decade. So begins a Dante-esque journey through the many rings of single-girl hell that includes crazy one-night stands; an unhealthy attachment to a dental hygienist; a run-in with Philip Roth; and, in the end, a trip to Israel and an encounter with a man who just might be the one.

Hysterical and heartfelt, On My Knees traces Periel’s riotous attempt to rebuild her life, her relationships, and her trademark confidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062026897
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Edition description: Original
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Periel Aschenbrandis the author of the critically acclaimed book The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own. Heralded as a "provocateur" by the New York Times and "feisty, foxy, and smart" by Paper magazine, Aschenbrand has become a true modern-day voice for her generation. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Setting the Stage-The Anus Is Back xi

Part I

1 The Beginning of the End 3

2 Loser in Love 19

3 On My Knees 33

4 Innocent until Proven Guilty 49

5 Casual Encounters 65

6 Off the Deep End 75

Part II

7 Life Is Like a Bowl of Cherries 91

8 Life Is a Daring Adventure or Nothing 105

9 Everything Is Perfect 119

10 Guy Is Here 129

11 Please Don't Go 143

Part III

12 The N From N-l-C-E 157

13 The One I've Been Waiting For 183

Epilogue: Happy Endings 189

Acknowledgments 193

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