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Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar By Kelly Oxford

Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar by Kelly Oxford

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In 1997, the author began sharing stories of her life as a young wife and mother on a Geocities page, then on an anonymous blog, then on a MySpace account. This title tells her story.

Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar Summary

Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar by Kelly Oxford

Well, she's bitingly funny, but everybody knows that. -Roger Ebert on Kelly Oxford. The beautiful - and hilarious - Kelly Oxford has been one of the most hysterical voices on the Internet since it was still a series of tubes. In 1997, she began sharing stories of her life as a young wife and mother on a Geocities page, then on an anonymous blog, then on a MySpace account; eventually she found her metier in the widely followed Tumblr blog "Eject" and in her raucous, often filthy, always hilarious Twitter feed, which has garnered more than 300,000 followers (adding 1,500 more each week), with frequent retweets from heavy-hitting fans such as Roger Ebert, Jessica Alba, Tony Hawk, Diablo Cody, Kevin Nealon, Susan Orlean, Ann Curry, Adam McKay, Mindy Kaling, and Jonathan Ames. There is no mistaking Kelly's voice: Something people in McDonalds have? Fries. Something people in McDonalds don't have? Ankles. Chicken fried steak is the true American story: A place where even a chicken can be a steak. When my dog smells someone's crotch I say, 'Sorry, she's one of those cancer-smelling dogs.' Had my son's hearing tested because he's always yelling. Turns out he's just an asshole. 'She's a total psycho.' 'Completely.' 'But I mean, I still like her.' 'Me too, she's sweet.' -two girls beside me, and everywhere, right now. Straight-talking and riotously funny, Kelly Oxford has garnered an incredible following through her trademark blend of biting wit, self-deprecation, and a knack for seeing the hilarity in the everyday. Now, Kelly has written a side-splitting book of essays that shine her blindingly sardonic light on life as she sees it. From childhood to motherhood, from the zany to the tearjerking, Kelly covers it all: from My Soldier Face: Or how I awkwardly broke into modeling by ignoring adults who thought I was weird; I Peed my Pants and Threw up on a Chinese Man: Tales of a gas station accident and getting drunk for the first time, in ten minutes flat; To Aid and Abet: Interning in a video store and how to handle a man in a wheelchair jerking off in the porno section; Finding Leo: Or how to stalk pre-Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio in L.A. on less than $200, but still end up driving a Mercedes; and An Open Letter to the Nurse Who Gave Me an Enema Bottle and Told Me to Do It Myself While I Was High on Morphine. Is Kelly the next David Sedaris? The next Chelsea Handler? The next Sloane Crosley? No - they were the last Kelly Oxford.

Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar Reviews

"Kelly Oxford has this unbelievable ability to tell stories in that way that makes you laugh without ever shoving jokes in your face. This book is basically an announcement that she's one of the best humor writers working today." -- Justin Halpern, author of Sh*t My Dad Says "Kelly Oxford is like your cool babysitter who teaches you about sex and sarcasm in an un-creepy way. Hanging out with her book makes you wish your parents were always out to dinner." -- Lena Dunham "Kelly Oxford is a refreshing rarity in a sea of Hollywood suck-ups. She's hilarious, hot, and the most truthful liar I've ever encountered." -- Diablo Cody "Kelly Oxford is the friend we all deserve-the one who tells us the best secrets, takes us on all the finest adventures, and remembers every hilariously embarrassing detail. Everything Is Perfect is sharply funny, and truly great." -- Cameron Crowe "Everything Is Perfect When You're A Liar is personal without being exploitative, smart but utterly unpretentious, and a complete delight to read. I'm not lying when I say this book is damn near perfect." -- The Frisky, named "The Funniest Memoir You'll Ever Read" "Oxford's writing is marked by the same wry voice that's made her a social media sensation." -- Los Angeles Times "[Oxford's] new book is full of humorous stories about growing up, making mistakes, stalking Leonardo DiCaprio, and braving Disneyland... It's funny but also surprisingly touching... a coming-of-age story... just a hell of a lot funnier." -- Forbes "Kelly Oxford is the new cool kid in Hollywood... [In] Everything is Perfect When You're A Liar Oxford displays the comic relief that's been drawing celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel and Jessica Alba to her Twitter feed since 2009." -- New York Daily News "[Oxford] is one freakin' funny lady... Hilarious." -- Daily Candy "Kelly Oxford in 140 characters seems like small doses of a great drug. We want more! Thanks to her new book, we've got it." -- Lifestyle Mirror "A hilariously mortifying memoir... Oxford plumbs her past for painful moments and turns them into slyly funny stories... These vignettes are vulnerable and powerful-they make us feel less freakish by comparison. Effortlessly cool, offbeat, devilish, dramatic Oxford makes sense and smart humor from her adventures." -- Interview "[Oxford's] first book of humorous essays and we can officially confirm: They are indeed humorous." -- E! Online "The anecdotes included in the book will make you love [Oxford] even more than you probably already do, if that's even possible. Kelly is truly hilarious... I couldn't put this book down - you won't be able to, either." -- HelloGiggles.com

About Kelly Oxford

Kelly Oxford, born in Edmonton, Canada, currently lives in Los Angeles with her three children. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar. You can find her avoiding her book and screen writing on Twitter and Instagram (@kellyoxford). She likes poodles and PBS.

Additional information

GOR005103480
9780062102225
0062102222
Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar by Kelly Oxford
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
2013-05-20
336
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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