When You Find Out The World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments by Kelly OxfordWhen You Find Out The World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments by Kelly Oxford

When You Find Out The World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments

byKelly Oxford

Hardcover | November 1, 2018

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National bestseller

"Kelly Oxford's writing is hillarious and fearless. She's the badass Canadian sister I never had." Mindy Kaling  

One of The Globe and Mail’s “Most Anticipated Books of 2017” * One of InStyle’s “5 Totally Brilliant Books You Need to Read in April 2017” * One of Newsweek’s “The Best New Book Releases for April 18, 2017” * One of LadyGang’s “The 10 Books I Read on Vacation (and 9 You Should Read!)” * One of BookBub’s “18 of the Funniest Books Coming Out This Spring” * One of PureWow’s “5 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in April” * One of National Post’s “Five Essential Reads in Pop Culture for 2017” * One of Hello! Magazine’s “15 Buzzy Spring Books We Can’t Wait to Read” * One of East Company’s “Most Creative People in Business 2017”

The author of #1 Canadian and New York Times bestseller Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar returns with a deeper and even funnier new collection of essays about the pleasures and perils of living in Kelly Oxford’s head.

Kelly Oxford likes to blow up the Internet. Whether it’s with the kind of tweets that led Rolling Stone to name her one of the Funniest People on Twitter, with pictures of her hilariously adorable family (human and animal) or with something much more serious, like creating the hashtag #NotOkay, where millions of women came together to share their stories of sexual assault, Kelly has a unique, razor-sharp perspective on modern life. As a screenwriter, professional sh*t disturber, wife and mother of three, Kelly is about everything but the status quo.

Perfect for anyone who ever wished David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling would just finally write a book together already, When You Find Out the World Is Against You is filled with the biting, wise and laugh-out-loud insights that have won Kelly legions of fans. Whether she’s exploring the bittersweet boredom that so often accompanies parenthood, calling out the insanity of a posse of Internet poodle vigilantes, writing bracingly about the anxiety that has plagued her for as long as she can remember or taking us to ride shotgun as she stalks her husband on an accidental date with another man, When You Find Out the World Is Against You is Kelly at her best. Called “our present-day, funny Joan Didion” by filmmaker Gia Coppola, Kelly’s comedic skill, down-to-earth voice and bull’s-eye observations on the absurdity of modern life mean there is nothing quite like seeing the world through her eyes.

Title:When You Find Out The World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful MomentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.05 inPublished:November 1, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443432431

ISBN - 13:9781443432436

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent read this book is lighthearted and funny. An easy read but entertaining
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's ok Much like the 90's trend of giving stand-up comedian's sitcoms, now Twitter/Instagram "stars" are getting book deals and shows. This book is ok, and I'm sure there are plenty of 20's somethings who will find it funny, but the essays are disjointed, and sound contrived. Some are like having a one-sided conversation with someone who has no attention span or ability to read social cues, but I don't want to be too harsh a critic, since the "not ok" essay is quite well written.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly Funny! Kelly is just amazing. I couldn't stop laughing out loud while reading her book. Absolutely loved her book. My all time favourite.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! Kelly Oxford is absolutely amazing!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Kelly Oxford! Kelly has such a great way of relaying stories that just make me laugh non stop. I loved both this book and her previous one. I would recommend her 100%!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book I am a big fan of Kelly and first discovered her through twitter. Her amazingly funny social media presence does not overshadow the book at all, rather the book gives a deeper look into her mind and life. Loved the book would recommend cant wait for the third!!
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best If you liked Kelly's first book then you will without a doubt enjoy this one. Her essays are easy to relate to and bring up whiffs of nostalgia. Although at times it may seem like the world is working against her, she points out the silver linings in a hysterical manner. This book will make you laugh, feel good, think and re-evaluate the way you view mundane activities. I loved this book!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny Very hilarious and enjoyable
Date published: 2017-04-26

Editorial Reviews

“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.”