Why I'm Like This: True Stories (P.S.)

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Cynthia Kaplan takes us on a hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking journey through her unique, uncensored world--her bungled romantic encounters and unsung theatrical experiences; her gadget-obsessed father, her pill-popping therapist, and her eccentric grandmothers; her fearless husband, whom she engages in an ongoing battle over which of them is the most popular person in their apartment; and, of course, her vengeful, power-hungry one-year-old son.

Kaplan's voice is a lot like the one in our heads--the one that most of us are only willing to listen to late at night . . . maybe while locked in a closet. What a relief it is that someone finally admits that she is afraid of nearly everything; that she is jealous even of people whose lives are on the verge of collapse; and that she has, at times, tried to pass for a gentile.

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"A fresh voice with a bright future." -- Kirkus Reviews

"When Kaplan is funny, she's very funny.Well worth reading." -- New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Knee-slapping hilarious.Fans of David Sedaris or Anne Lamott will appreciate (Kaplan's) quirky way of looking at life's intricacies." -- USA Today

"When Kaplan is funny, she's very funny...Well worth reading."--New Orleans Times-Picayune

"WHY I'M LIKE THIS is an impressive debut and Kaplan has a wonderfully natural comedic style."--Detroit Free Press

"Quick-witted, neatly written and unapologetically grandiose...in the spirit of Dorothy Parker...[Kaplan] renders weird and rowdy scenarios with style."--New York Times Book Review

"Knee-slapping hilarious...Fans of David Sedaris or Anne Lamott will appreciate (Kaplan's) quirky way of looking at life's intricacies."--USA Today

"Kaplan consistently amuses while cutting surprisingly deep."--Booklist

"A fresh voice with a bright future."--Kirkus Reviews

"One of downtown's coolest actors . . . you'll laugh until you can't breathe."--Time Out New York

"This is a charming collection of essays in the spirit of David Sedaris..."--John Searles, The Early Show on CBS

"Cynthia Kaplan is very funny. These piece are very, very funny."--Laura Zigman, author of Animal Husbandry and Her

"WHY I'M LIKE THIS is a collection of personal essays that are as funny as they are poignant."--Paper Magazine

"Funny, sweet, weirdly life-affirming and painfully true..."--Jerry Stahl, author of PERMANENT MIDNIGHT and PLAINCLOTHES NAKED

"Cynthia Kaplan's gift is her ability to take on life's absurdities and come out a winner."--Debra Ginsberg, author of WAITING and RAISING BLAZE

Quick witted, neatly written and unapologetically grandiose in the spirit of Dorothy Parker [Kaplan] renders weird and rowdy scenarios with style. --New York Times Book Review"

This is a charming collection of essays in the spirit of David Sedaris --John Searles, The Early Show on CBS"

A fresh voice with a bright future. --Kirkus Reviews"

Knee-slapping hilarious Fans of David Sedaris or Anne Lamott will appreciate (Kaplan s) quirky way of looking at life s intricacies. --USA Today"

Funny, sweet, weirdly life-affirming and painfully true --Jerry Stahl, author of PERMANENT MIDNIGHT and PLAINCLOTHES NAKED"

Cynthia Kaplan s gift is her ability to take on life s absurdities and come out a winner. --Debra Ginsberg, author of WAITING and RAISING BLAZE"

Kaplan consistently amuses while cutting surprisingly deep. --Booklist"

When Kaplan is funny, she s very funny Well worth reading. --New Orleans Times-Picayune"

One of downtown s coolest actors . . . you ll laugh until you can t breathe. --Time Out New York"

Cynthia Kaplan is very funny. These piece are very, very funny. --Laura Zigman, author of Animal Husbandry and Her"

WHY I M LIKE THIS is an impressive debut and Kaplan has a wonderfully natural comedic style. --Detroit Free Press"

WHY I M LIKE THIS is a collection of personal essays that are as funny as they are poignant. --Paper Magazine"

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