By Beth Lisick
Beth Lisick began as a homecoming princess with a Crisco-aided tan and a foul perm. after which every thing replaced. Plunging headlong into America's inner most subcultures, whereas holding either ft firmly planted in her mom and dad' Leave It to Beaver values, Lisick makes her grownup domestic at the edge of mainstream tradition and unearths it wealthy with paradox and humor. at the one hand, she lives in "Brokeley" with drug purchasers and road gangs; at the different, she drives a station wagon with a child seat within the again, makes her personal poultry inventory, and attends women' luncheons. How precisely did this suburban girl-next-door prove as one among San Francisco's most desirable chroniclers of other tradition? Lisick explains all of it in her hilarious, irreverent, bestselling memoir, Everybody into the Pool.
Fans of David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell will enjoy Lisick's scathingly humorous, shrewdpermanent, very genuine tackle the effluvia of day-by-day dwelling. it doesn't matter what neighborhood she's exposing to the sunshine, Lisick constantly hits the appropriate chord.
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I’m the entire method up right here, underneath the outdated metal radio tower, contained in the fog, but i will nonetheless pinpoint my first condo construction. I see the park the place I used to carry my lunch on sunny days, the eucalyptus grove the place I walked my friend’s puppy, and the membership the place my previous band used to play. approximately each spot I see triggers a few memory—burning my arm on the bakery, making a choice on oranges within the backyard of that mansion, and scoring a genie gown from the Russian lady’s storage sale. I can’t watch for Gus to get up, so i will convey him. Here’s the place I crashed my vehicle, see? Here’s the place i purchased the best vacuum purifier in the world for ten greenbacks. Here’s the place I slept on a roof in a stranger’s slumbering bag. And here’s the place I by no means dreamed I’d have you ever. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS due to my editors Anna Bliss and Bridie Clark; additionally Kim Hadney, Richard Ljoenes, Kyran Cassidy, Vivian Gomez, Daniel Nayeri, and Paul Olsewski at ReganBooks; Diane cook dinner at This American existence; James Kass at early life Speaks; Amy Sedaris; and my incredible agent, Arielle Eckstut on the Levine Greenberg Literary company. concerning the writer BETH LISICK has been an quintessential and high-profile member of San Francisco’s arts neighborhood for the earlier ten years. She is a contributor to public radio’s This American existence, a spoken note performer, a caricature comic, a musician, an self sustaining movie actor, and the curator of a profitable storytelling sequence. She wrote a weekly nightlife column for 8 years and has been named Literacy Laureate through town of San Francisco. Lisick lives in Berkeley, California, together with her husband and son. www. bethlisick. com stopover at www. AuthorTracker. com for unique details in your favourite HarperCollins writer. compliment FOR BETH LISICK and everyone INTO THE POOL “Lisick has outfitted a massive following in San Francisco and in different places simply because she’s wickedly funny—on the web page and onstage. She’s additionally a lot too shrewdpermanent to have thrown down a lame rhyme like that. She speaks with a brand new form of city youngish individual, who loves town with out being unaware of the absurdities inside of. She’s an entire unique, and has extra attraction than you'll hold in a reasonably large truck. A relocating truck may well hold all her allure, however it must be one of many larger relocating vans, now not the type you hire. ” —Dave Eggers, writer of A Heartbreaking paintings of impressive Genius and You Shall understand Our speed “Everybody into the Pool comprises extra laughs than 8 hit Hollywood romantic comedies, your mama’s dresser closet, and the entire seasons of all people Loves Raymond now on hand on DVD—combined. ” —Donnell Alexander, writer of Ghetto big name “Beth Lisick is a superb typhoon that no traditional radar could’ve envisioned: a chic mixture of drop-dead humorous and whip-smart sensibility…Everybody into the Pool can be approached with warning: Lisick may at the same time attraction a iteration of hip cynics into the belief of infants and marriage—and a state of proud do-gooders into the enjoyment of flirting with lesbian groupies at poetry readings.