I'll Show Myself Out: Essays on Midlife and Motherhood

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About the Author

Jessi Klein is the author of You'll Grow Out of It and the Emmy and Peabody award-winning head writer and an executive producer of Comedy Central's critically acclaimed series Inside Amy Schumer. She is an actor and consulting producer on the hit Netflix show Big Mouth, and has also written for Netflix's Dead to Me and Amazon's Transparent as well as Saturday Night Live. Klein has been featured on the popular storytelling series The Moth, and has been a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Her work has been published in the New York Times, the New Yorker, GQ, and Cosmopolitan, and she has her own half-hour Comedy Central stand-up special. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

"Jessi Klein has yet again 'delivered' (and yes I'm using that in the messy motherhood-pun way--I'm not the writer) a collection of the most relatable, achingly raw, and stunningly human essays I have read about the mess of motherhood and this chapter of life since her last collection. And... they are of course hilarious. THANK YOU JESSI for this gift. Please read it, mothers. It is nourishment."--Kathryn Hahn
Praise for You'll Grow Out of It: A book like Jessi Klein's YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT comes along to remind us just what an artful confessional essay can do.--New York Times
"Jessi Klein's essay collection spoke to the deepest part of my soul and being. Her framing of motherhood as a 'hero's journey' made me weep from feeling seen. I also howled with laughter so many times I was politely asked to leave a restaurant. It's a perfect book."
--Casey Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of The Wreckage of My Presence
"I'll Show Myself Out is so pee-in-the-pants funny, I made sure to wear period underwear while reading it. Insanely smart and wildly relatable, Jessi Klein's highly anticipated second book is the most entertaining thing I've read in a long time."
--Ali Wong, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Girls
"A bold and irreverent collection. . . . Klein is full of surprises, and moments of hilarity often dissolve into unexpected glimpses of joy. . . . Funny, clever, and full of heart, this one's a gem."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Klein isn't here to make motherhood look pretty, but she ends up making it look pretty great in the truest sense of the word, mixing laughs with poignancy and treating heavy topics with a brightening kind of honesty."--Booklist
"A laugh-out-loud book of essays. . . . strikes gold. . . . Klein's comedic sensibilities and abundant care for women make her the ideal writer to square off against the obligations and judgments placed on mothers. . . . an instant classic.--Glamour
Her humor and insights are spot-on.--People, The Best New Books
Jessi Klein has once again arrived with a collection of essays so familiar to me, it's like she has been directly inside my brain. Smart, bold, and uproariously funny. It's a 10/10 from me.--Kate Baer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Kind of Woman and I Hope This Finds You Well
"[Klein] is gifted at turning the day-to-day minutiae into comedy gold, while simultaneously pulling back to lend commentary (often searing commentary) on the larger picture. A lot of her writing reminds me of David Sedaris, the way you find yourself laughing your ass off as you read along, and then suddenly you're like why is my heart in my throat?"--Jenny Rosenstrach, New York Times bestselling author of The Weekday Vegetarians and Dinner: A Love Story