The Genius and the Absurdity
by Iliza Shlesinger
Pub Date 07 Nov 2017
"Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes is as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world. When confronted with critical decisions about dating, sex, work, even getting dressed in the morning, Iliza argues that women will by nature consider every repercussion of every option before making a move toward what they really want. And that kind of holistic thinking can actually give women an advantage in what is still a male world.
In Iliza's own words: "Understanding Girl Logic is a way of embracing both our aspirations and our contradictions. GL is the desire to be strong and vulnerable. It's wanting to be curvy, but rail thin at the same time. It's striving to kick ass in a man's world while still being loved by the women around you.
"This book is also for me, because apparently expounding on a stage for two hours a night wasn't enough. (Trust me, if I could start a cult I would, but I hate the idea of deliberately dying in a group.)"
"Iliza is a fearless comedian because she is a fearless woman... She
sees deeply, she thinks deeply, and she feels deeply . . [F]ind yourself
in the pages of this book. Your hurt, your fear, and your loneliness
will be remedied time and again with the laughter and the wisdom of a
woman who will teach you to fight for your self-identification as a
warrior and your destiny as a woman."
―Mayim Bialik, star of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" and NYT bestselling author of "Girling Up!"
"'Iliza not only has a way with words, she also has an observational intensity that pushes those words into your brain with comedic fury."
―Marc Maron, comedian, actor, author, and host of the popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron
"Iliza is funny, fierce, and lightning fast, but don't let all that wit and beauty fool you - she's a feminist with the heart of a mommy, a truth teller who just wants us all to feel better so we can get what we want, dammit! She's thought long and hard about why women are so hard on themselves, and she's not afraid to say she's been there herself, which has endeared her already to millions of fans. Take my advice: take her advice. Iliza is a comedian wrapped in social critic wrapped in the good friend you need."
―Robbie Myers, Editor-in-Chief ELLE Magazine
National television appearances including morning, daytime, and late night shows.
Major social media promotion utilizing Shlesinger's social media network and all relevant platforms.
Girl Logic Comedy Tour (with built-in book buys), including book signings and in-store events nationwide.
Support to come from The Weinstein Company email and social media platforms (230K Facebook followers, 361K Twitter followers).
Book signings and in-store events.
Author features/book reviews in top print publications, including
national newspapers and entertainment, pop culture, women's and men's
Coverage/author interviews on entertainment, pop culture, comedy, and new sites.
Author appearances in cities where she has previously toured: Boston, LA, Houston, Austin, Dallas, NY, San Francisco.