By Alexandra Petri
Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri turns her satirical eye on her personal existence during this hilarious new memoir...
Most twentysomethings spend loads of time fending off awkwardness.
Not Alexandra Petri.
Afraid of rejection? Alexandra Petri has auditioned for America’s subsequent best Model. terrified of having a look like an fool? Alexandra Petri misplaced Jeopardy! through answering “Who is that dude?” on nationwide television. fearful of undesirable jokes? Alexandra Petri received a global pun championship.
Petri has been a debutante, reenacted the Civil conflict, and fended off suitors at a Star Wars conference whereas donning a Jabba the Hutt swimsuit. One time, she allow a few cult participants she met in the street baptize her, simply to be well mannered. She’s a gourmand of the type of awkwardness that almost all humans spend entire lifetimes attempting to steer clear of. If John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris had a baby…they may by no means allow Petri babysit it.
But Petri is the following to inform you: every little thing you worry isn't so undesirable. belief her. She’s attempted it. And during her misadventures, she’s realized that there are worse issues in the market than awkwardness—and that attention-grabbing issues begin to take place for those who cease worrying what humans imagine.
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A Field Guide to Awkward Silences by Alexandra Petri