Good Things Happen to People You Hate

Good Things Happen to People You Hate

Essays

Book - 2019
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For lovers of Sloane Crosley and Samantha Irby, this hilarious and raw essay collection paints a recognizable and relatable portrait of life in the early aughts. Former Senior Editor for Gothamist Rebecca Fishbeins adult life has been a dramatic reflection of New York media itselfconstantly evolving in unexpected ways and seemingly always on the edge of disaster. In short, Rebecca has seen it allfrom 3 bedbug infestations, to being fired, to being yelled at while working at American Apparel, to losing all her stuff in a freak fire, to being bullied online by angry Taylor Swift fans. But the real humor and meat of the collection come from Rebecca's unwavering honesty andunflinching examination of her struggles with alcohol, anxiety, depression, compulsive lying, female beauty standards, and a slew of failed cowoker/roommate/friend semi-relationships are dark,insightful, and hilarious. As Jia Tolentino commented, the era of the personal essay ended with the electionthis is not your grandmother's millennial essay collection. Rebeccas writing is relatable without being preachy and conveys a message of resilienceby example, not by moral. Readers will recognize the world they themselves seea disastrous president and a scary socioeconomic landscapein Beccas writing and find comfort in her humor and a snarky but incisive friend in her writing.
Publisher: New York, New York :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062889980
Characteristics: viii, 212 pages ;,22 cm.

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