Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory

Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory

Stories

eBook - 2019
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From the creator 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.
"Complex, daring, emotional, and unique, with notes of melancholic brilliance and an aftertaste of subtle elation: it is hard to describe the writing of Raphael Bob-Waksberg without sounding like Frasier discussing wine."
—B. J. Novak, author of One More Thing

Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg's stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In "A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion," a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. "Missed Connection—m4w" is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. And in "More of the You That You Already Are," a struggling employee at a theme park of dead presidents finds that love can't be genetically modified.
Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (and both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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lukasevansherman
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.

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mikaylatianli
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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