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.)”
My first introduction to Iliza was her comedy special Confirmed Kills. I’d not long been dating my partner and he suggested I watched this comedian he loved. To be honest, I think I was too focused on gauging his reactions to her jokes, especially the ones with a feminist bent, to really take the show in. Basically all I remember was party goblins and designated search claw. But I was intrigued (by both the boy and Iliza). We’ve now watched it and Freezing Hot countless times and I knew he was a keeper when he pre-ordered Iliza’s debut book as a surprise. (Okay, I’d already decided he was pretty darn good before that, but you get my drift). He was delighted when I finished Girl Logic and declared it one of my all-time favourite books. Big statement, I know. It’s pretty special though. Read More