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Title:
Approval junkie : My heartfelt (and occasionally inappropriate) quest to please just about everyone, and ultimately myself
Author:
Salie, Faith, 1971- author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Three Rivers Press, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC 2017.

©2017
Physical Description:
viii, 280 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
"In this hilarious collection of essays, comedian Faith Salie reflects on the absurd hoops she's jumped through in order to win approval. From running in place in a darkened shower in Africa at 4 am to lose weight, to agreeing to an exorcism at the behest of her crazy ex-husband, to eating pig organs with Harrison Ford's son after her producers told her it would "make good TV", Salie has done it all in the hopes of achieving positive reinforcement from colleagues, friends, and her aforementioned ex (or as she calls him, "was-band"). With thoughtfulness and sarcasm, Salie reflects on why it is she tries so hard to please others, highlighting a phenomenon that many people--especially women-- experience at home and in the work place. Equal parts laugh-out loud funny and poignant, Approval Junkie is a humorous exploration into why it is that we so desperately try to please others at the expense of our own happiness"--
General Note:
"Originally published in slightly different form in hardcover in the United States by Crown Archetype, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC in 2016."--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
Faith accompli -- No bangs for the bucks -- Howler monkey -- Miss Aphrodite -- Extra vanilla -- I sing the body dysmorphic -- The best hand job ever -- The exorcism -- Face for radio -- Shrink rapt -- My summer fling with Bill O'Reilly (or, My fair and unbalanced lady) -- What I wore to my divorce -- JSAP -- The final truffle -- Ovary achiever : an approval junkie's guide to fertility -- Wait, wait ... don't tell me about Batman's nipples -- Buy buy Hellmouth -- On the fringe : a cautionary tale -- Book marked -- My husband's dog is not my kids' brother -- Breastfeeding sucks -- A stamp of approval for my daughter.
ISBN:
9780553419955
Format :
Book