I Know What I'm Doing -- and Other Lies I Tell Myself by Jen Kirkman
Dispatches from a Life Under Construction

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Her life may appear chaotic and her lifestyle choices unconventional, but both are as uniquely individual as her book. Genuine, intelligent, and candid.
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New York Times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman delivers a hilarious, candid memoir about marriage, divorce, sex, turning forty, and still not quite having life figured out.

Jen Kirkman wants to be the voice in your head that says, Hey, you’re okay. Even if you sometimes think you aren’t! And especially if other people try to tell you you’re not.

In I Know What I’m Doing—and Other Lies I Tell Myself, Jen offers up all the gory details of a life permanently in progress. She reassures you that it’s okay to not have life completely figured out, even when you reach middle age (and find your first gray pubic hair!). She talks about making unusual or unpopular life decisions (such as cultivating a “friend with benefits” or not going home for the holidays) because you don’t necessarily want for yourself what everyone else seems to think you should. It’s about renting when everyone says you should own, dating around when everyone thinks you should settle down, and traveling alone when everyone pities you for going to Paris without a man.

From marriage to divorce and sex to mental health, I Know What I’m Doing—and Other Lies I Tell Myself is about embracing the fact that life is a bit of a sh*t show and it’s definitely more than okay to stay true to yourself.
 

About Jen Kirkman

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Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress well known for the award-winning short series Drunk History. She has two comedy albums, Self-Help and Hail to the Freaks, a Netflix comedy special, I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine), and writes for and appears as a comedian/panelist on E’s Chelsea Lately and After Lately. She is the author of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself and I Know What I’m Doing—and Other Lies I Tell Myself.
 
Published April 12, 2016 by Simon & Schuster. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Her life may appear chaotic and her lifestyle choices unconventional, but both are as uniquely individual as her book. Genuine, intelligent, and candid.

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