The perfect mix of comedic memoir and self-help book, Whitney accomplishes something remarkable in this work: being both informative AND funny. Woven into stories from her life, she shares interesting and helpful information about neurology, recovery from co-dependency, and healing from trauma. And she does it with the wit and humor of a stand up comedian.
“Whitney Cummings has written a book about being, well, not fine—and what to do when you find yourself with brutal anxiety and a co-dependency disorder; all in her trademark wit, humor, and honesty. This book, however, is fine as hell.”—Sophia Amoruso, author of #Girlboss
“The funniest cry for help you'll read this year.”—BJ Novak
Well, well, well. Look at you, ogling my book page....I presume if you’re reading this it means you either need more encouragement to buy it or we used to date and you’re trying to figure out if you should sue me or not.
Here are all the stories and mistakes I’ve made that were way too embarrassing to tell on stage in front of an actual audience; but thanks to not-so-modern technology, you can read about them here so I don’t have to risk having your judgmental eye contact crush my self-esteem. This book contains some delicious schadenfreude in which I recall such humiliating debacles as breaking my shoulder while trying to impress a guy, coming very close to spending my life in a Guatemalan prison, and having my lacerated ear sewn back on by a deaf guy after losing it in a torrid love affair. In addition to hoarding mortifying situations that’ll make you feel way better about your choices, I’ve also accumulated a lot of knowledge from therapists, psychotherapists, and psychopaths, which can probably help you avoid making the same mistakes I’ve made. Think of this book as everything you’d want from the Internet all in one place, except without the constant distractions of ads, online shopping, and porn.
I’m not sure what else to say to say, except that you should buy it if you want to laugh and learn how to stop being crazy. And if we used to date, see you in court.
About the Author
Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles–based comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. Best known for creating and starring in the NBC series Whitney, Whitney is also co-creator and co-writer of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series 2 Broke Girls. She has appeared in multiple television shows and films, and has performed in stand-up specials for both HBO and Comedy Central, one of which was nominated for an American Comedy Award. Up next for Whitney is her film directorial debut, a movie based on the book The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine.
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“If having a quote from me might make you buy this book, you need to take a long hard look at yourself.”—James Corden “[An] honest, witty debut.”—Cosmopolitan “The comedian and creator of 2 Broke Girls spares no embarrassing details in this richly funny tell-all.”—InStyle
“Fans of 2 Broke Girls can switch off their devices and read this funny, raunchy, feminist memoir from comic, actress, writer, and director Whitney Cummings.”—Elle “As far as funny memoirs go, I’m Fine...and Other Lies is pretty earnest. Cummings uses borderline-insane life experiences...as a springboard for poignant self-reflection.”—Los Angeles Magazine “Provides an honest viewpoint on what it means to be a successful woman in the business world and the importance of facing insecurities straight on. Through broken shoulders, botched surgeries and lacerated ears, Cummings reminds readers that it's OK to not set their default to the "I'm fine" mode.” –Associated Press
“A zippy, unabashed narrative confronting personal adversity with an equal mix of humor and sincerity...[I’m Fine...And Other Lies is] an extremely self-deprecating assault on a laundry list of proclivities, insecurities, and intimate fears many readers will easily relate to...Akin to the inner-critical narrative voice of Amy Schumer, Cummings’ observations expectedly tackle the uncomfortable and the embarrassing...with deflective humor and straight-up honesty, humility, and a keen sense of humanity.”—Kirkus Reviews
“All hail the arrival of Whitney Cummings as a truly hilarious, keenly insightful and endlessly entertaining author. This book made me laugh so hard that sometimes I had to stop reading and dry my eyes. Do not drink fluids while reading this book. They will only shoot out of your unsuspecting nostrils. Buy three copies because you'll want to gift a couple. It's that good. It's official: Whitney Cummings can write her ass off.”—Denis Leary
“Sassy, witty, profound and reassuring. All women—and men—should read this book.”—Louann Brizendine, M.D., author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain
“Whitney Cummings has gone through a life of shame and embarrassment so you don't have to! Fortunately for everyone, she has made these stories hilarious, relatable, and conversational. This book is a must-read for anyone trying to learn how to human better.”—Chris Hardwick
“Whitney Cummings is a unicorn riding a Pegasus while clinging on to Gollum’s ring.”—Joe Rogan, Host, The Joe Rogan Experience
“Cummings’ crisp comedic voice is the driving force behind each essay, wherein the author regales with tales of the danger of self-deprecation and constant people pleasing. Her anecdotes are intimate and messy; she writes with candor...Fans will find a newfound trust and respect for this familiar voice.”—Booklist
“Witty and sincere. . . Cummings is a gifted storyteller, skillfully mixing funny anecdotes [with] several truly harrowing moments. . . Her experiences will resonate deeply with those who battle low self worth and codependency.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review
“If celebrity memoirs are high up on her list, this hilarious book set against touching and relatable lessons is just the one.” --PureWow