Gawky: Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase

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Seal Press (CA)
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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
As a regular sketch performer on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Margot Leitman built a cult following behind her character "Gyno-blast" (inspiring O'Brien to create a Gyno-blast action figure). Her other television appearances include Best Week Ever and ESPN's Cheap Seats.

Leitman's humorous, autobiographical writing has been published in Playgirl Magazine and The NY Press, as well as online at,,, and (the comedy division of the Huffington Post). Her autobiographical one-woman show "Just Here for the Day" ran at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in New York and also played in Los Angeles; her one-act play "Slow Night" was co-written by Sarah Burns of I Love You, Man. Her former monthly column, "From Behind the Bar," was a reminiscence of bartending at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre and was featured multiple times on Comedy Central Insider,, and Gawker.

Leitman currently teaches storytelling at both the East and West Coast schools at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. She is a regular monologist at Assscat (UCB Theatre's long running improv show hosted by Amy Poehler), Heeb Magazine's Storytelling, Moonwork, Jill Soloway's Sit N Spin, and Comedy Central's Crash Mansion, among others. In 2012, Margot was nominated for an ECNY Award (Excellence in Comedy, NY) for "Best Storyteller."

Margot Leitman lives in Los Angeles. Visit her online at