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REVIEW: Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut by Jill Kargman

Product Description

Demonstrating Woody Allen's magical math equation, comedy = tragedy + time, a sensational collection of witty essays about life, love, hate, kids, work, school, and more from the author of The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund and Arm Candy
Jill Kargman is a mother, wife, and writer living the life in New York City . . . a life that includes camping out in a one-bedroom apartment with some unfortunate (and furry) roommates, battling the Momzillas of Manhattan, and coming to terms with her desire for gay men. In this entertaining collection of observations, Kargman offers her unique, wickedly funny perspective as she zips around Manhattan with three kids in tow.
Kargman tackles issues big and small with sharp wit and laugh-out-loud humor: her love of the smell of gasoline, her new names for nail polishes, her adventures in New York City real estate, and her fear of mimes, clowns, and other haunting things. Whether it's surviving a family road trip or why she can't stand Cirque du So Lame, living with a mommy vagina the size of the Holland Tunnel or surviving the hell that was her first job out of college, Kargman's nutty self triumphs, thanks to a wonderfully wise outlook and sense of fun that makes the best of everything that gets thrown her way. And if that's not enough, Kargman illustrates her reflections with doodles that capture her refreshing voice.

About the Author

Jill Kargman is a writer based in New York City who is deathly afraid of clowns. And mimes. After graduating from college, she worked her way up the magazine ranks and used the inspirational toil of assistant life to cowrite the 2000 Sundance film Intern. Success with novels such as Wolves in Chic Clothing and The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund has been accompanied by her work as a featured writer for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, Elle, and more. She's still afraid of clowns.


  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006200719X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062007193


Jill Kargman is who you want to sit next to at a dinner party.  She will have you spewing wine out of your nose in seconds.  She has some seriously funny ideas about what makes people tick.  I adored her book Momzillas and when she explains that her editor told her she had to tone it down since the story was too outlandish, you know the original is the beyond anything you could imagine.   The essays are quick and hilarious with lots of naughty words thrown in, just exactly how a good friend would tell you the truth. This book is going to be reread with much pleasure!

I received this book from the publisher at no cost in exchange for my honest review. 


  1. I love Jill Kargman...This book sounds totally different from her other ones and I can't wait to read it!

    Taming the Bookshelf

  2. I love books like this that you can tote along and read in small sections.

  3. Sounds delightful! I love that she's a truly funny woman ---


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