Jessi Klein

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Jessi Klein is the Emmy and Peabody award–winning head writer and an executive producer of Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed series Inside Amy Schumer. She has also written for Amazon’s Transparent as well as Saturday Night Live. She has been featured on the popular storytelling series The Moth, and has been a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! Klein has also had her own half-hour Comedy Central stand-up special. 

Growing up a gawkish late bloomer, Jessi Klein never identified with the conventional standards of modern femininity. Instead she viewed herself as a tomboy who found her voice through comedy. In her outrageously funny and unapologetically candid breakout book, You’ll Grow Out of It, Klein compiles a perceptive collection of confessional essays that offer readers a relatable glimpse into exactly what it means to be a woman in today’s world. A Nora Ephron for a new generation, she touches on a variety of topics and recounts the personal growing pains she experienced and the lengths she’s gone to in the pursuit of womanhood. Comedic celebrity Amy Schumer has said of Klein's writing, “It’s like having a glass of wine with the best friend you wish you had.”

“A gifted comedian turns the anxieties, obsessions, insecurities, and impossible-to-meet expectations that make up human nature into laughter.”  —Kirkus (starred review)

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