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The debut collection of raucous, dark, strange, laugh-out-loud satirical stories from the former Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer and New Yorker contributor, featuring an introduction by Stephen Colbert.

A bride so desperate to get in shape for her wedding that she enrols in a new kind of workout program that promises the moon but costs more than she bargained for. A snowman who, on the wish of a child, comes to life in a decidedly less savoury way than in the childhood classic. And in the title story, a time-hopping 1940s starlet tries to claw her way to the top in modern-day Hollywood, despite being ridiculously unwoke. 

In this uproarious, addictive debut, Jen Spyra takes a culture that seems almost beyond parody and holds it up to a funhouse mirror, immersing the reader in a world of prehistoric influencers, woodland creatures plagued by millennial neuroses, and an all-out birthday bash determined to be the most lavish celebration of all time, by any means necessary. 

Welcome, brave soul, to the world of Jen Spyra.


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