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Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780553419931
Author(s): Faith Salie
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Dimensions: 145 x 216 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 272

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From comedian and journalist Faith Salie, of NPR's 'Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! 'and 'CBS News Sunday Morning,' a collection of daring, funny essays chronicling the author's adventures during her lifelong quest for approval Faith Salie has done it all in the name of validation. Whether it s trying to impress her parents with a perfect GPA, undergoing an exorcismin the hopes of saving her toxic marriage, or maintaining the BMI of a flapper with a touch of dysentery, Salie is the ultimate approval seeker an approval' junkie, ' if you will. In Miss Aphrodite, she recounts her strategy for winning the high school beauty pageant. ( Not to brag or anything, but no one stood a chance against my emaciated, spastic resolve. ) What I Wore to My Divorce describes Salie s struggle to pick the perfect outfit to wear to the courthouse to divorce her wasband. ( I envisioned a look that said, Yo, THIS is what you ll be missing even though you ve introduced your new girlfriend to our mutual friends, and she s a decade younger than I am and is also a fit model. ) In 'Ovary Achiever,' she shares tips on how to ace your egg retrieval. ( Thank your fertility doctor when she announces you have amazing ovaries. Try to be humble about it [ 'Oh, these old things?' ]. )And in Wait, Wait, Don t Tell Me About Batman s Nipples she reveals the secrets behind'Wait Wait Don t Tell Me!' ( I study for this show like Tracy Flick on Adderall ). With thoughtful i Please click here to ask a question
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