Cool thing to buy this week: “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids” by Jen Kirkman
April 18, 2013 Tim Hager Books, News, Spend Money
Ever thought about having kids or even worse, have friends tell you that you should consider having kids? Well Jen Kirkman’s new book will prove to you that it is A-OK not to procreate, if you don’t want to.
I Can Barely Take Care of Myself explains that it is hard enough being an adult. You have to pay bills, tip correctly, get annual physicals and dress yourself among other things. I mean, who wants to take time caring for a kid when you could be kickin’ it at da club, tossin’ back Jagerbombs?
“I think you will get some laughs. There’s stories about failed teenage love, failed early 20-something love, fights with my parents, bad stand-up comedy gigs, getting engaged, getting married, getting divorced, bad haircuts, anxiety disorders, the threat of nuclear war, not wanting to have a baby, not wanting to talk to strangers and explain why I don’t want to have a baby, pretending to be pregnant at a nail salon, my nana and next door neighbor who died alone, the horror of alcohol-free afternoon birthday parties for adults, getting bullied at school, feeling like an outsider in life…” – Jen Kirkman
This is Kirkman’s first book but has released two comedy albums, Self Help and Hail to the Freaks. You can also catch her frequently on E! Network’s, Chelsea Lately as she is a regular guest. She is also doing a tour promoting her book release and will be signing books after each show.