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I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are

I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are

‘One of the funniest books of the year’ – Guardian

A collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more from the charming and wickedly funny creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

“It’s nice to know someone as talented as Rachel is also pretty weird. If you’re like me and love Rachel Bloom, this hilarious, personal book will make you love her even more.” – Mindy Kaling

“Rachel is one of the funniest, bravest people of our generation and this book blew me away.” – Amy Schumer

Rachel Bloom has felt abnormal and out of place her whole life. In this exploration of what she thinks makes her ‘different’, she’s come to realise that a lot of people also feel this way; even people who she otherwise thought were ‘normal’.

In a collection of laugh-out-loud funny essays, all told in the unique voice (sometimes singing voice) that made her a star, Rachel writes about everything from her love of Disney, OCD and depression, weirdness, and female friendships to the story of how she didn’t poop in the toilet until she was four years old. It’s a hilarious, smart, and infinitely relatable collection (except for the pooping thing).

Readers love I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are

I adore Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and this book was exactly what I needed it to be. Would highly recommend.’ 5*

Rachel’s voice is loud and clear from the first lines of the book. I’ve been missing it since Crazy Ex-Girlfriend . . . this time she’s talking right to me, in my head, and it is like being part of this newfound Friendtopia.’ 5*

‘Heartfelt. Honest. Genuine. And funny as hell . . . Rachel writes about the things that could have broken her, but didn’t, in a very funny and raw way, and she doesn’t hold back.’ 5*

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a hilarious and honest show which does not hold back when confronting the truth of sex, love, mental illness and life. This same comedic and chaotic energy is channelled in Bloom’s wonderful book which I would highly recommend, whether you are a previous fan of hers or not.’ 5*
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

On Sale: 17th November 2020

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781529354638

Reviews

Rachel is one of the funniest, bravest people of our generation and this book blew me away
Amy Schumer
Rachel Bloom looks at our 'normal' world through the point of view of a confused, hopeful alien with a huge heart and a raging, quirky creativity. I will never look at amusement park maps the same way
Patton Oswalt
It's nice to know someone as talented as Rachel is also pretty weird. If you're like me and love Rachel Bloom, this hilarious, personal book will make you love her even more
Mindy Kaling
Painfully funny (and funnily painful)
B.J. Novak
There's something I love a lot that people don't acknowledge as a thing and it's heartbreaking comedy. This book is that. Read it. You will laugh while you're crying and cry while you're laughing. Treat yourself to the heartbreaking comedy that is the life of Rachel Bloom
Sarah Silverman
My podcast made Rachel Bloom cum and it'll make you cum too
Dan Savage
One of the funniest books of the year
Guardian
With one of the best covers of the year, Rachel Bloom (creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) delivers her first collection of hilarious personal essays... As you might expect, her riffs on everything from fame to imposter syndrome are laugh-out-loud hilarious, and the book even includes various amusement park maps as a bonus
Irish Independent

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