Someone Who Will Love You in All your Damaged Glory

Someone Who Will Love You in All your Damaged Glory


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From the creator and executive producer of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman , a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love--the best and worst thing in the universe Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman , Raphael Bob-Waksberg's stories will make readers laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In "A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion," a young couple planning a wedding is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices. "Missed Connection--m4w" is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. The members of a rock band in "Up-and-Comers" discover they suddenly have superpowers--but only when they're drunk. And in "The Serial Monogamist's Guide to Important New York City Landmarks," a woman maps her history of romantic failures based on the places she and her significant others visited together. Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (or both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability. The resulting collection is a punchy, perfect bloody valentine.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781524732011
Branch Call Number: SS BOBW
Characteristics: viii, 244 pages ; 22 cm


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Jan 09, 2020

Quirky, silly, humorous short stories from the creator of "BoJack Horseman," which is the best animated show ever made about a washed up, alcoholic acting horse having an existential crisis. These stories were "funny" rather than funny. The best one is about a presidential theme park. I love "BoJack," but I didn't love this.

Jun 18, 2019

I loved it! Funny, engaging, romantic, cynical, weird, and poigant short stories. Usually in a short story collection like this I find one or two sections that drag but this one had nice pacing and a consistent tone throughout, where each story built upon or complimented the others. Highly recommend, espcially for fans of Bojack Horseman's tone and style.


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