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Why I'm Like This: True Stories
Why I'm Like This True Stories
Author: Cynthia Kaplan
Cynthia Kaplan takes us on a hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking journey through her unique, uncensored world -- her bungled romantic encounters and unsung theatrical experiences; her gadget-obsessed father and her mother, who, if you should want to know, is fine; her pill-popping therapist, eccentric grandmothers, and fearless husband, whom s...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060512613
ISBN-10: 006051261X
Publication Date: 6/1/2003
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 101 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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obsidianfire avatar reviewed Why I'm Like This: True Stories on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
Made me laugh out loud and tear up, sometimes even in the same story. I love that she has a huge fear of moths, because I do also, and it makes me feel a bit vindicated.

The book is an easy read, but not all of it is light matter. There's some heavy stuff that makes you want to go hug your grandmother while she's still around and in her right mind. But the end story about truffle sniffing pigs is a bit off with the rest of the book. Oh well, nothings perfect, but this book is pretty close for me.
sari-lynn avatar reviewed Why I'm Like This: True Stories on + 207 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Introspective and wickedly funny essays on the author's life.
reviewed Why I'm Like This: True Stories on + 145 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Kaplan's book of essays are funny and sometimes heartbreaking. Though they are self-revealing, they also offer us a reflection into our own heads and hearts.
reviewed Why I'm Like This: True Stories on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Quick read with some very funny moments. Can kind of jump around a little bit to various moments in her life, but her sense of humor and honesty are great. Not quite as good as David Sedaris, but along the same lines.
reviewed Why I'm Like This: True Stories on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Funny, a nice easy read that is well written enough to make you feel like you're reading something smart.
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reviewed Why I'm Like This: True Stories on + 77 more book reviews
My life story will be entitled, "Why I'm Like this". I liked these autobiographical essays. "Accounts of the ups and downs of daily life." Jewish stories, but funny even if you aren't.
h0ll3ratchu avatar reviewed Why I'm Like This: True Stories on + 3 more book reviews
I originally ordered this book because several reviews stated that the reader had laughed out loud due to its hilarity. Unfortunately, I read about half of it and decided that I didn't find it to be half as amusing as stated.

Though the book did have some positive aspects, I found most of the content to be only somewhat decent.
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Great read with a humourous take on her life. Guranteed to make you laugh out loud.


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