Science...for Her!

Science...for Her!

Book - 2014
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"Megan Amram, one of Forbes' "30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment," Rolling Stone's "25 Funniest People on Twitter," and a writer for NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation, delivers a politically, scientifically, and anatomically incorrect "textbook" that will have women screaming with laughter, and men dying to know what the noise is about. In the vein of faux expert books by John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris, Science...for Her! is ostensibly a book of science written by a denizen of women's magazines. Comedy writer and Twitter sensation Megan Amram showcases her fiendish wit with a pitch-perfect attack on everything from those insanely perky tips for self-improvement to our bizarre shopaholic dating culture to the socially mandated pursuit of mind-blowing sex to the cringe-worthy secret codes of food and body issues. Part hilarious farce, part biting gender commentary, Amram blends Cosmo and science to highlight absurdities with a machine-gun of laugh-inducing lines that leave nothing and no one unscathed. Subjects include: this Spring's ten most glamorous ways to die; tips for hosting your own big bang; what religion is right for your body type; and the most pressing issue facing women today: kale!!! Be prepared to laugh about anything in this outrageous satirical gem"--
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2014
ISBN: 9781476757889
Branch Call Number: 817 Am76s
Characteristics: 197 pages : illustrations

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cassandralynne
Jul 28, 2017

This book is horrible. I expected it to be satirical, but it came across as completely sexist and unintelligent. 0/5 stars would be an appropriate rating.

Addicted2Crayola Sep 21, 2015

What could have been a great feminist snarky take on how science is presented to women was instead a horribly sexist book. I did not finish this book because I can handle sexist comments and jokes about women being dumb but continual rape jokes were too much and there was no informative value to anything I did read.

KarenE61 Mar 15, 2015

I love good satire, and I can even appreciate "often vulgar and wildly inappropriate" humor, provided it meets the major qualification for humor (i.e., it's funny, e.g. it makes me laugh). To me, this book was only 50% funny. The other 50% of the time I was either scratching my head and going "huh?" or wondering if Amram was on drugs.

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AprlNugget
Feb 17, 2015

This line of the Kirkus review rang very true to me: "Despite some laughs, this book will try the patience of even its targeted readership." This book is only fun to skim quickly for about 5 minutes.

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