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A field guide to awkward silences, Alexandra Petri

Label
A field guide to awkward silences
Title
A field guide to awkward silences
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Petri
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri turns her satirical eye on her own life in this hilarious new memoir... Most twentysomethings spend a lot of time avoiding awkwardness. Not Alexandra Petri. Afraid of rejection? Alexandra Petri has auditioned for America's Next Top Model. Afraid of looking like an idiot? Alexandra Petri lost Jeopardy! by answering "Who is that dude?" on national TV. Afraid of bad jokes? Alexandra Petri won an international pun championship. Petri has been a debutante, reenacted the Civil War, and fended off suitors at a Star Wars convention while wearing a Jabba the Hutt suit. One time, she let some cult members she met on the street baptize her, just to be polite. She's a connoisseur of the kind of awkwardness that most people spend whole lifetimes trying to avoid. If John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris had a baby ... they would never let Petri babysit it. But Petri is here to tell you: Everything you fear is not so bad. Trust her. She's tried it. And in the course of her misadventures, she's learned that there are worse things out there than awkwardness-and that interesting things start to happen when you stop caring what people think. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.P455
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A field guide to awkward silences, Alexandra Petri
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How not to be awkward -- Flopper -- Five uneasy pieces -- Ten general rules -- How to talk to people -- Tuesdays with Hitler -- Go whistle for it -- How to join a cult, by mistake, on a Tuesday, in fifty-seven easy steps -- Teen Jesus -- Your prize came -- The naked pun -- Unreconstructed -- Trivial pursuit -- Grab life by the debutante balls -- Time traveler's yelp -- We are not a muse -- Tall tales -- It's a trap! -- Dietary restrictions -- Under the dome -- Self-defense tips for fairy-tale girls -- Internet bitch -- The dog in the manger -- So far, so good
Control code
ocn893894678
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780451469601
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015001217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)893894678
Label
A field guide to awkward silences, Alexandra Petri
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How not to be awkward -- Flopper -- Five uneasy pieces -- Ten general rules -- How to talk to people -- Tuesdays with Hitler -- Go whistle for it -- How to join a cult, by mistake, on a Tuesday, in fifty-seven easy steps -- Teen Jesus -- Your prize came -- The naked pun -- Unreconstructed -- Trivial pursuit -- Grab life by the debutante balls -- Time traveler's yelp -- We are not a muse -- Tall tales -- It's a trap! -- Dietary restrictions -- Under the dome -- Self-defense tips for fairy-tale girls -- Internet bitch -- The dog in the manger -- So far, so good
Control code
ocn893894678
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780451469601
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015001217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)893894678

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