I Can't Believe it's Not Better: A Woman's Guide to Coping With Life

Category: Book
By (author): Heisey, Monica
Subject:  HUMOR / Form / Essays
  HUMOR / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 8.90in x 5.90in x 0.60in
Our Price:
$ 14.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

I Can't Believe It's Not Better is a collection of stories, essays, advice, and drawings from writer and comedian Monica Heisey. Created to help you live your Best Life, this book offers tips on everything from workplace politics to sexting, from how to make your apartment look like you read design blogs to where to cry in public. Important guides like "How To Watch Literally Hours of TV At A Time" will help you sort your life out for good, while thought-provoking personal essays such as "Pizzas I Have Loved" and helpful exercises like "Are You Being Flirted With, A Quiz" provide some gravitas and perspective to help you navigate this modern world. Plus there is a very weird short story about bees.

Funny, smart and charming, this book is the perfect accompaniment to your next life crisis, or at least an easy and appropriate gift for the niece you don't know very well but want to impress.

Review Quote*
"I Can't Believe It's Not Better is relatable and sharable (lend it to your friends). It's the type of book you'll want to read when you have a fully stocked fridge. There are tips for eating in bed, texting back in the right amount of time, keeping it real with those sexy selfies and where to cry in public. This is the first book of its kind, a book that covers all the ground millennials need covered. Monica's essays span a huge range of topics but do so in a very down to earth and friendly way. Read this book in the tub with some essential oils, while you're riding the subway or in a castle made of macaroni glued together. You'll laugh, maybe cry and will definitely will feel like Monica is the type of lady you can text up for a breakfast burrito jam session.
- FLURT Magazine

"Reading Heisey's irreverent and provocative debut book is like spending the evening with your smart and sassy BFF
- her words leap off the page like you're having a cozy night in chatting over a giant burrito or a greasy pizza (two of Heisey's greatest loves). . . the twentysomething writer is squarely targeting her book at fellow female millennials. But whether they are currently making their way through so-called new adulthood, or their memories of that time are hazy at best, women will hear echoes of themselves in Heisey's stories and laugh out loud with recognition."
- Quill & Quire

Review Quote*

"the only humour book I ever want to own…made me keel over with laughter."
- Lena Dunham

"Monica Heisey makes me laugh hard and often."
- Rob Delaney

Biographical Note
Monica Heisey
is a writer and comedian from Toronto. Her writing has appeared in VICE, Playboy, The Cut, HelloGiggles.com, The Hairpin, The Toast, Reader's Digest, Noisey, New York Magazine, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, www.fashionmagazine.com, The Toronto Standard, SheDoestheCity.com, Munchies, and CBC Punchline, among others.