By Alexandra Petri
Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri turns her satirical eye on her personal lifestyles during this hilarious new memoir...
Most twentysomethings spend loads of time warding off awkwardness.
Not Alexandra Petri.
Afraid of rejection? Alexandra Petri has auditioned for America’s subsequent best Model. frightened of taking a look like an fool? Alexandra Petri misplaced Jeopardy! through answering “Who is that dude?” on nationwide television. terrified 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 permit a few cult individuals she met in the street baptize her, simply to be well mannered. She’s a gourmet of the type of awkwardness that almost all humans spend complete lifetimes attempting to keep away from. If John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris had a baby…they might by no means enable Petri babysit it.
But Petri is right here to inform you: every thing you worry isn't really so undesirable. belief her. She’s attempted it. And during her misadventures, she’s realized that there are worse issues available in the market than awkwardness—and that attention-grabbing issues begin to ensue if you cease worrying what humans imagine.
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A Field Guide to Awkward Silences by Alexandra Petri