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Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory : Stories - Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory

Stories

By: Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Paperback | 16 March 2022

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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
NPR &; THE A.V. CLUB

From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love&;the best and worst thing in the universe.

&;Complex, daring, emotional, and unique, with notes of melancholic brilliance and an aftertaste of subtle elation: it is hard to describe the writing of Raphael Bob-Waksberg without sounding like Frasier discussing wine.&;
&;B. J. Novak, author of One More Thing

Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg&;s stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In &;A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion,&; a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. &;Missed Connection&;m4w&; is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. And in &;More of the You That You Already Are,&; a struggling employee at a theme park of dead presidents finds that love can&;t be genetically modified.

Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (and both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability.
Industry Reviews
"Transcendent tragicomedy. . . . Prepare to be devastated and made whole again." --The A.V. Club

"EXTREMELY MY SH*T." --Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

"Continues to surprise and delight." --The Washington Post

"Wonderfully weird." --Vulture

"Complex, daring, emotional, and unique." --B. J. Novak, author of One More Thing

"Heartrending. . . . Poignant." --The Atlantic

"Sidesplitting. . . . Bizarre and hilarious." --Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"[These stories] conjure struggles for connection in grimly surreal alternative realities that recall the probing comic imaginings of George Saunders." --Los Angeles Times

"Showcases Bob-Waksberg's talent for conjuring fantastical scenarios and writing about them with a straight face. . . . Human relationships, he seems to be saying, are weirder than anything else our imaginations can come up with." --NPR

"I can say without hesitation that the collection surpasses my impossibly high expectations. . . . A tremendous debut." --Ian Mond, Locus

"These stories, while infused with elements of fantasy, made me feel and feel more connected to the human condition." --Elise Hu, TED Talks Daily

"These tales are heartfelt and funny, a winning combo. Dazzled by the wit, you'll be surprised when you start tearing up at the sincere turn." --Read It Forward

"Wonderfully absurd and unexpectedly moving. . . . These stories are at times poignant and triumphantly silly, but always manage to ring true." --Publishers Weekly

"Bob-Waksberg's fiction debut will capture many readers with its formal innovation, playful language, and relatable portraits of romance gone awry." --Booklist

"Sometimes-whimsical, sometimes-biting short fictions. . . . A savage sendup of love in all its dubious glory." --Kirkus Reviews

"[These stories] keep us engaged and on our toes. With love, your Nana." --Shirley Bob, author's grandmother

"Very moving and true to today's society. I'm so proud of my little Raphi." --Florence Waksberg, author's grandmother

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