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Title:
Science...for her!
Author:
Amram, Megan.
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Publication Information:
New York : Scribner, 2014.
Physical Description:
xxv, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Megan Amram, one of Forbes' "30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, " Rolling Stone's "25 Funniest People on Twitter, " and a writer for NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation, delivers a politically, scientifically, and anatomically incorrect "textbook" that will have women screaming with laughter, and men dying to know what the noise is about. In the vein of faux expert books by John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris, Science...for Her! is ostensibly a book of science written by a denizen of women's magazines. Comedy writer and Twitter sensation Megan Amram showcases her fiendish wit with a pitch-perfect attack on everything from those insanely perky tips for self-improvement to our bizarre shopaholic dating culture to the socially mandated pursuit of mind-blowing sex to the cringe-worthy secret codes of food and body issues. Part hilarious farce, part biting gender commentary, Amram blends Cosmo and science to highlight absurdities with a machine-gun of laugh-inducing lines that leave nothing and no one unscathed. Subjects include: this Spring's ten most glamorous ways to die; tips for hosting your own big bang; what religion is right for your body type; and the most pressing issue facing women today: kale!!! Be prepared to laugh about anything in this outrageous satirical gem"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781476757889
Format :
Book

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Megan Amram, one of Forbes ' "30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment," Rolling Stone 's "25 Funniest People on Twitter," and a writer for NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation , delivers a politically, scientifically, and anatomically incorrect "textbook" that will have women screaming with laughter, and men dying to know what the noise is about.

In the vein of faux expert books by John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris, Science...for Her! is ostensibly a book of science written by a denizen of women's magazines. Comedy writer and Twitter sensation Megan Amram showcases her fiendish wit with a pitch-perfect attack on everything from those insanely perky tips for self-improvement to our bizarre shopaholic dating culture to the socially mandated pursuit of mind-blowing sex to the cringe-worthy secret codes of food and body issues.

Part hilarious farce, part biting gender commentary, Amram blends Cosmo and science to highlight absurdities with a machine-gun of laugh-inducing lines that leave nothing and no one unscathed. Subjects include: this Spring's ten most glamorous ways to die; tips for hosting your own big bang; what religion is right for your body type; and the most pressing issue facing women today: kale!!!

Be prepared to laugh about anything in this outrageous satirical gem.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Comedian Amram brings her absurd brand of humor to a satirical take on science lessons "tailored for the female brain." This mock textbook/women's magazine hybrid makes repeated nods to Cosmopolitan magazine-style content with headlines like "Hot Reproductive Sex Tips," "Best Gravitational Fields for Losing Weight," and "Tips for Hosting Your Own Big Bang." Chapters are divided by areas of scientific study; twisted facts are interspersed among raunchy references to real figures, such as Marie Curie, who Amram describes as a "real butterface" whose "husband probably did all of her work for her." The incisive parody of misogyny continues with Amram's assurance that women can't drive due to their "inherently poor grasp of physics," and a hilariously erroneous breakdown of Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comments. Other bits include a spoof on a health-conscious Paula Deen cookbook featuring "Fruit Salad" made of Skittles with ranch dressing. Often vulgar and wildly inappropriate, but if that describes your brand of humor, Amram hits the funny bone in all the right spots. Color photos. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Amram (writer, TV's Parks and Recreation) is tired of reading heavy science texts written for men. In this satire of Cosmopolitan magazine, the author makes crude but hilarious jokes out of science topics in the context of fashion, celebrities, and relationships. Covering smidgens of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, medicine, and technology, the book is written in a superficial, condescending tone, reminiscent of magazine articles that tell women exactly what to wear and how to act in order to please men. Features include: "This Spring's Most Glamorous Ways To Die," "Most Romantic Places To See Smog," and "Best Gravitational Fields for Losing Weight." Amram is frequently vulgar, presenting sexually graphic material as well as jokes about race and rape, making the content offensive in places. VERDICT An absurd blend of science with beauty and dating tips, this book will appeal to the author's Twitter followers (Amram was named one of Rolling Stone's 25 funniest people on Twitter) and fans of the mock articles in The Onion.-Laurie Neuerburg, Victoria Coll.-Univ. of Houston Lib. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.