Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity Read Online Free - From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships.
"Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes is as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world. When confronted with critical decisions about dating, sex, work, even getting dressed in the morning, Iliza argues that women will by nature consider every repercussion of every option before making a move toward what they really want. And that kind of holistic thinking can actually give women an advantage in what is still a male world.
In Iliza's own words: "Understanding Girl Logic is a way of embracing both our aspirations and our contradictions. GL is the desire to be strong and vulnerable. It's wanting to be curvy, but rail thin at the same time. It's striving to kick ass in a man's world while still being loved by the women around you.
"This book is also for me, because apparently expounding on a stage for two hours a night wasn't enough. (Trust me, if I could start a cult I would, but I hate the idea of deliberately dying in a group.)"
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October 03, 2017
“The truth is that women are supposed to be everything to everyone. And guess what?
We’re expected to be continually kind to our fellow women, caring toward children, respectful of the elderly, supportive of our coworkers-while simultaneously making every dude around us super h...
February 11, 2018
This is not the super funny memoir of how she got started like most comedians do. This is more like her take on why women think through all the options before getting dressed and how that can help us (and sometimes hurt us). There are some funny stories from her real life and some background on h...
August 19, 2017
I loved this book! Not a page went by where I didn't laugh! I am still laughing over the section "When and How to Dump a Man via Text." I'm totally going to use the fried shrimp tactic. I recommend this book for any woman who needs a kick in her self esteem and any woman stuck out in the dating w...
November 10, 2017
100% honesty - I downloaded this on Audible, which is usually where I buy books that I want to read, but don't want to physically own, books that I'm embarrassed I want to read, or books that I know I might hate but don't want to pay full price to find out.
But I wish I had a hard, physical copy o...
December 29, 2017
I really wanted to love this look. I mean, I bought four copies of it and distributed it to family/friends for Christmas as I was convinced I would love it. Unfortunately, I didn’t. I found that it rambles on quite a lot about things that don’t really matter in life (how to text people who you do...
November 18, 2017
This book had me laughing out loud. This would not have been that big of a deal had I not been around other people. It is hysterical and insightful. I had seen the author's special and was not sure if this book would make me laugh like her shows. It is obvious...
December 30, 2017
Iliza Shlesinger pretty much nails "Girl Logic", a term she uses to explain the complicated way a woman's mind works. I enjoyed her use of real-life examples throughout the book to make the story down-to-earth and relatable. The writing itself isn't particularly well-organized and at times reads...
November 20, 2017
Enjoyed this one. I wasn't familiar with Iliza before listening to her book, heard the interview on "It's been a minute" with Sam Sanders and liked what I heard, so picked up the audiobook. Overall, really connected with most of her message. I love the message that GL is a tool and powerful - and...
December 21, 2017
She's funny and the book is good. I'm probably not the ideal audience for this (i.e. way too old), but I love reading books by awesome female comics and this is among the better ones. It's not really about girl logic, but a memoir, which is fine with me. I especially found it interesting at the e...
January 06, 2018
A bit more “light-hearted” than I would have expected (I think I’ve been ruined by the awesomeness of Amy Schumer’s “Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo”), but still a hysterical, almost-self help read about the perils of what it’s like to be a woman with the ever-present girl logic. Definitely relat...