Raised in Manhattan by her overprotective sex-therapist mother (who wore “nine inches of shoulder pads”), Wendy Spero has always sought excitement in microthrills, the small, strange highs that give her life meaning—from finding a strip tease video of her grandmother to selling knives door-to-door. As a little girl, Spero passed the time sniffing fruit-scented markers and breaking up arguments between her imaginary friends. As an adult, in her first office job, she formed an unusual relationship with her boss that involved as much marijuana-smoking as it did mentoring. Called “a profoundly funny human being” by Time Out New York, Spero is now a comedian living in L.A., grappling with such grown-up issues as trying to kick her addiction to eating candy in bed and learning how to drive.
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"Microthrills will make you cringe with glee. Spero takes you inside her peculiar mind and tiny, hilarious world with a brazen vulnerability that is the rare province of truly great humorists. She has a singular and completely warped view of the world, able to find poignancy and jubilation in life's nagging minutiae. David Sedaris watch your back!"
-- Ed Helms, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
"Funny and touching and insightful. MICROTHRILLS is all about the little highlights of life -- and by the first chapter, I knew it was going to be a highlight of my reading year. I loved this book."
-- A.J. Jacobs, author, The Know-It-All
"Reading MICROTHRILLS is like breathing air -- it feels natural. You don't feel yourself reading. Wendy Spero paints a world both familiar and unique -- so specific that you feel implanted in her moments. What I'm trying to say is I really liked it. And I'm trying to say it in a hoity-toity way."
-- Sarah Silverman
"MICROTHRILLS was a series of micro-orgasms for me, not only in my funny bone, but throughout my brain. I love the magical minutiae of the way Wendy Spero's mind works. This book will be loved, loved, loved by all."
-- Jill Soloway, co-executive producer, Six Feet Under; author, Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants
"MICROTHRILLS is terrific. Finally, a book for people who think that insects having sex is hot -- which, if they'd come out and admit it, is just about everybody."
-- Andy Borowitz, creator, Borowitzreport.com
Wendy Spero is an award-winning comedian and actress, and acclaimed author of the one-woman show Who’s Your Daddy. She has performed on NPR, Comedy Central, VH1, and NBC.
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Book Description Penguin Group USA, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2006. Audio Book (CD). Book Condition: New. Brand new, factory sealed, and shrink wrapped. Bookseller Inventory # 103360
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