A Field Guide to Awkward Silences

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Berkley Books
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5.5 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Some people are born awkward. Some achieve awkwardness. Some have awkwardness thrust upon them. Alexandra Petri is all three. She is a Washington Post columnist and blogger, an International Pun Champion, a playwright, and a Jeopardy! loser, and she's been on your TV a couple of times. She is also a congressman's kid, if that will make you buy this book! When she remembers, she does stand-up comedy too.


"Alexandra Petri is the funniest person in Washington. This is all the more impressive when you consider that Congress is also located there."--Dave Barry

"Alexandra Petri is so hilarious and brilliant, she's like the love child of Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker."--Megan Amram, author of Science...for Her!

"These tales of surviving spectacular awkwardness are endearing and hilarious. Petri is the brunch date we want every Sunday. We loved this book!"--Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella, coauthors of Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?

"Washington Post columnist Petri nails the travails of being a young adult...She brings her distinctive voice--honest, relatable, and laugh-out-loud funny--to this collection of essays that read like missives from your best friend."--Booklist

"The Post's go-to writer for laughs."--Washingtonian