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After getting her start as a stand-up comic and then breaking out with her wildly successful CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls (she’s the creator, writer, and executive producer), Whitney Cummings has seen a few things and is turning to the written word to tell us all the stuff she doesn’t say on stage. That time a dermatologist shamed a too-young Whitney into getting Botox and then she looked like a cross between that lady who made her face look like a cat and an actual cat? It was fine! She learned how to be more direct and not rely on facial expressions anymore. She’s totally fine. When Whitney learned the hard way that when you think a guy is your soulmate, he is probably just gay, she was completely, totally fine. So what if Whitney had to undergo equine therapy to overcome an eating disorder? Really, it’s fine! Horses helped give her the permission she needed to be so hungry that she could eat, well, a horse. See how totally fine she is?
Full of intellect, anxiety, chutzpah, and profundity, I’M FINE…AND OTHER LIES is, in Whitney’s words, like the internet if the internet were honest and didn’t hate women. With her signature ball-busting edge and self-deprecation, Whitney comes clean about what has shaped her into the trailblazing comic that she is today-in addition to the above, she was also the first woman Comedy Central roast joke writer (for the roast of Flavor Flav, no less), has been diagnosed as clinically codependent, has cheated and was cheated on, and, importantly, has gotten her vagina steamed. This intimate, no-holds-barred look at Whitney’s life makes for juicy schaudenfraude, no doubt, but it is also a revelatory, profoundly astute, and most importantly, honest tale of what it means to be a woman in today’s day and age and Twittersphere, with all of the insecurities and anxieties that come with that territory and with the most important takeaway being that, at the end of the day, no matter her situation, she’s fine…and other lies.
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