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Microthrills: True Stories from a Life of Small Highs By Wendy Spero Microthrills True Stories from a Life of Small Highs Raised in Manhattan by her tiny sex therapist mother and her two eccentric grandparents Wendy Spero has always sought excitement in microthrills the small strange highs that give her life meaning H
  • Title: Microthrills: True Stories from a Life of Small Highs
  • Author: Wendy Spero
  • ISBN: 9781594630194
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Microthrills: True Stories from a Life of Small Highs By Wendy Spero Raised in Manhattan by her tiny sex therapist mother and her two eccentric grandparents, Wendy Spero has always sought excitement in microthrills, the small, strange highs that give her life meaning Her story begins in the one bedroom, Upper East Side apartment she shared with her overly protective mother, where, as a little girl, she passed the time gnawing on strawbeRaised in Manhattan by her tiny sex therapist mother and her two eccentric grandparents, Wendy Spero has always sought excitement in microthrills, the small, strange highs that give her life meaning Her story begins in the one bedroom, Upper East Side apartment she shared with her overly protective mother, where, as a little girl, she passed the time gnawing on strawberry scented erasers, breaking up arguments between her imaginary friends, and being subjected to cut throat nursery school applications Eventually, Wendy broke out on her own but continued to be admonished by her mother for not having enough quality orgasms After a stint of door to door knife selling, she began her first and last office job, where she formed an unusual relationship with her big time executive boss one that involved as much pot smoking and gold glitter as it did mentoring Now, a comedian living in L.A Wendy grapples with such grown up issues as trying to kick her addiction to eating candy in bed, parenting dozens of high maintenance stuffed animals, and finally learning how to drive Sure to be loved by fans of David Sedaris and Laurie Notaro, this hilarious, offbeat, and, at times, touching book marks the debut of a fresh, new nonfiction voice, and one that won t soon be forgotten.
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    1. There were definitely some comedic highs in this book I thoroughly enjoyed Wendy referring to herself and her mother as the spero hydra a microscopic organism which reproduces asexually and carries its little mini me attached to its side Funny and clever, and it left that image in my head for the rest of the book And it is indeed an accurate representation of their relationship, which is one of the many facets of this book that i just can t relate too She is just so freaking neurotic that someti [...]


    2. Solid 3.5, can t justify a 4 though Some stories were really funny or heart warming, others fell flat, but overall I d say it s worth a read if you re looking for something easy going.


    3. There s a picture of two ladybugs mating on the front cover of this book I m not sure why this spoke to me, or even, indeed, what it said when it spoke, but I picked it up and it shared my weekly commute with me Wendy Spero, the author, reads the work herself, and she s got a great performance presence and the voice of A Character, as my grandmother would say She s funny But she also mumbles, occasionally, into her collar, so you can t drive around with the windows open as I m wont to do So, lis [...]


    4. Eh I got this because I loved her at a reading I saw, but as soon as I started the book I realized I hated her style She s got that Everything I m saying is so HILARIOUS AND FASCINATING tone that reminds you of your chatty friend who laughs too loudly, and her language is overloaded with adjectives in the style of a 19 year old blogger who thinks this is the key to sounding literate Sometimes this becomes ridiculous With antiaging cream glistening from her pores, my elfin mother would often burs [...]


    5. You ll laugh until you hurt, flip the page, and repeat Wow What a total and utter surprise After reading the rave reviews on I figured I would get the book and it would be a letdown Good, but not 5 star good Well, I was wrong and the reviews were right Do yourself a favor and get this book You probably won t learn any life lessons that you can teach your children, but you ll close the book with an understanding of life in another person s shoes There were lots of things I was shocked about peopl [...]


    6. Eh.While I enjoyed Wendy s references to things that made appearances in my life Toast of New York lipstick, Cut co Knives, plastic bongs, and baja s , I was so put off by her lifelong obsession with stuffed animals that I was poisoned against liking her and her story.On page 37, which is fairly early on for divulging such an annoying quirk, Wendy goes into detail about how her apartment is filled with furry, stuffed friends What s even annoying than a grown woman filling her home with fluffy b [...]


    7. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book But here are some anyway Wendy Spero paints a hilariously vivid picture of growing up an only child to a tiny, sex therapist mother in a one bedroom NYC apartment Wendy Spero collects finger puppets and stuffed animals and gives them names without shame Wendy Spero once sold knives door to door on a whim and became the best salesperson in the tri state area Wendy Spero smoked pot with Hugh Grant and her boss in a telephone booth in a bar Wendy Spe [...]


    8. Neurotic Jewish girl.k.Obsessive compulsive neurotic Jewish girl.kFunny obsessive compulsive neurotic Jewish girl.kIt is so similar to other books I ve read, by Cynthia Kaplan, Jennifer Traig, Laurie Notaro, etc It is funny, but at some point I lost interest in hearing stories about her life without any self reflection or growth She s unapologetically herself, which is entertaining for awhile, but doesn t make for a very satisfying book I finished it, but I can t really recommend it.


    9. Humorous, but not many laugh out loud moments I had a difficult time relating to her Of course reading about people situations that are not part of your normal life is one of the benefits of reading, I just never got to the point where I really cared about her story There were painful parts to tell like about her OCD trying to find out information about her deceased father, but that was about the only times that I really felt for her The rest of the time I thought she was high maintenance totall [...]


    10. This is a fun, fluffy, summer book Worth a browse while your significant other is using the bathroom at Barnes Noble Wendy Spero is not a literary genius and she s NOT David Sedaris by a long stretch, but she is quite funny The first few essays, especially those about her mom, were great, then a few clunkers in the middle where she goes on and on about how cool her really irritating sounding neurotic tics are, but my favorite essay was one called Gary about her dad I think it s the most warm and [...]


    11. I had never heard of Wendy Spero before, but she s fairly hilarious, in the way Laurie Notaro used to be back with The Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club I did think the title of the book was a misnomer, though it seems like she spent time talking about her relationship with her mother they re pretty much the Gil Girls, if the Gil Girls were New York City Jews instead of small town Connecticut WASPs than she did about her strange little obsessions But I guess you can t put a picture of two ladyb [...]


    12. for whatever reason i have a lot of friends and family with o.c.d it seems like and people have it these days or maybe i m just becoming aware nonetheless, because of my personal experience with this type of personality i found the book to be fantastic there were many laugh out loud parts which, when sneaking reading at work, is not always a good thing like a couple other reviewers here i too enjoyed the chapter, gary i love reading a good book with a great ending much satisfying than readin [...]


    13. i was thoroughly entertained while listening to this audiobook it is read by the author, and i m not entirely sure how much of my enjoyment was due to the writing and how much was the listening wendy spero has an adorable sound her voice, cadence and inflections were spot on the stories were memorable and fun i m quite glad that miss spero s youth has been put in print for the rest of us cause don t we all like it when something makes us happy


    14. I was recently down in LA for a consulting gig, and met the husband of this author and the author herself Funny, funny book I found myself laughing to myself at least once a chapter.I m no literary genius, but this was a fun and entertaining read Spero s fascination with candy, smelly erasers, and stuffed animals struck a familiar cord, and I didn t realize that there were others like me out there.


    15. This book wasn t at all what I expected, but I still enjoyed it The title is a misnomer It s not a collection of essays on microthrills but rather a collection of essays on a 1980s childhood filled with doormen, bat mitzvahs and yearly trips to Loehmann s Because that s about as far from my own 1980s childhood as you can get, I enjoyed the book.I d give her an extra star for having a cover blurb from Ed Helms, but I d have to take it away for having one from Sarah Silverman.


    16. ICK This book was supposed to be as funny as David Sedaris essays on life, and the forward was promising But then the author spent page after page on her love life in great detail Just because her mother was a sex therapist, doesn t mean the reader wants that same disturbing frankness After skipping about 20 pages, I decided to just close the book Besides, it committed the unforgivable crime in humorous writing of not being funny.


    17. Definitely not laugh out loud funny I think I only laughed out loud once near the end , but humorous in a quirky way I probably would have felt sympathy for her had she not grown up in upper Manhattan, but I m pretty sure she wasn t looking for sympathy anyway Some pieces were amusing than others the stuffed animal obsession, for example, was quite good And the stories progressed, or less, chronologically, which also was helpful.


    18. Meh Wendy Spero s comedy memoir based on her one woman show is fine, but just didn t really make me laugh all that much I, in fact, found her rather irritating I would imagine that hearing her read the material live would punch it up a bit, and this was a good thing to read on my in law s couch over the holidays, but overall not recommended.


    19. This book has been relegated to the bathroom for a little me time literature My me time is blessedly short What with the kid and all But I am enjoying it.Edit I finally finished this on vacation It was good, but I wasn t as jazzed by the end Not entirely the authors fault so much as where I was when I read it.


    20. Well written and laugh out loud funny Maybe it s because we have the same birthday or maybe it s because we re both nuts, but despite growing up as far apart and in totally separate worlds, I could relate to everything in her book She loves pop culture as much as I do and recognizes that freakiness is something most people strive for and never achieve Bravo girlfriend.


    21. I m not bowled over by this so far struggling through it I finished it, but my verdict remains the same Spero has a fluid writing style, but she seems to try too hard to be wacky enumerating her compulsions, which unlike true OCD, she can control an obsession with finger puppets Not a great read.


    22. Hilarious I identified strongly with several aspects of the author s personality memories, especially the OCD ness and the worry that adults would not believe her me if she saw an alien or ghost, in my case that they themselves couldn t see She blames ET, I blame Wait til Helen Comes.


    23. Along those same lines, Microthrills True Stories from a Life of Small Highs might be the sleeper hit you re looking for.Microthrills by Wendy Spero is a hilarious book to check on, especially if you re a Chelsea Handler fan


    24. There were a few laugh out loud moments, and I jumped back in time a little when she mentioned Units remember that store Ah the 80 s It wasn t mindblowingly hilarious, but it WAS a very quick satisfying read Take it on your next plane flight


    25. A Christmas gift and perfect for the post holiday snacking and couch lounging Short, silly, after I finished it I kept thinking of her as someone I actually knew, a friend of mine who I happened to think about during the day I was in her head.


    26. I want to read this, but I am afraid it will make me feel my life is so terribly trivial and unoriginal and this is how my book would come out if I wrote it now and then I would hate myself haven t read it yet haven t read it yet


    27. This was so great Very Sedaris esque My favorite essay was Gary about the various ways that Ms Spero tortured her boss during her stint as an administrative assistant That one just hit so wonderfully close to home.


    28. I thought this book was okay I found some of the 80s references funny could relate to those But didn t really get why she thought she had to keep talking about all the pot she smoked That ruined it for me I kind of wish she would just grow up a little but that s just me.


    29. This was another of my Powell s haul I went a little overboard in the Humor section with the clever memoirs I could relate to Wendy she grew up in the 80 s with her single mom in NYC Her observations are fresh and her writing is good, but in the end, the book was just okay for me.


    30. I listened to the audiobook and have been plugging away at my own short stories again ever since, she s amazing SO much fun listening to her tell stories while you re on public transport, laughing out loud and watching people stare


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