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After a While You Just Get Used to It (A Tale of Family Clutter)

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A vibrant new voice ups the self-deprecating memoir ante with tragicomic tales of her dysfunctional life in swampland Florida and America’s Big Easy
 
A dive bar palm reader who calls herself the Disco Queen Taiwan; a slumlord with a penis-of-the-day LISTSERV; and Betty, the middle-aged Tales of the Cocktail volunteer who soils her pants on a party bus and is dealt with in the worst possible way. These are just a few of the unforgettable characters who populate Gwendolyn Knapp’s hilarious and heartbreaking—yet ultimately uplifting—memoir debut, After a While You Just Get Used to It.
 
Growing up in a dying breed of eccentric Florida crackers, Knapp thought she had it rough—what with her pack rat mother, Margie; her aunt Susie, who has fewer teeth than prison stays; and Margie’s bipolar boyfriend, John. But not long after Knapp moves to New Orleans, Margie packs up her House of Hoarders and follows along. As if Knapp weren’t struggling enough to keep herself afloat, working odd jobs and trying to find love while suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, the thirty-year-old realizes that she’s never going to escape her family’s unendingly dysfunctional drama.
 
Knapp honed her writing chops and distinctive Southern Gothic–humor style writing short pieces and participating in the renowned reading series Literary Death Match. Now, like bestselling authors Jenny Lawson, Laurie Notaro, and Julie Klausner before her, Knapp bares her sad and twisted life for readers everywhere to enjoy.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Gwendolyn Knapp
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    256
    Publisher:
    Penguin Publishing Group (June 2, 2015)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781592409136
    ISBN-10:
    159240913X
    Weight:
    12.8oz
    Dimensions:
    5.75" x 8.5" x 0.98"
    Case Pack:
    36
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH_Book_Company_PRH_PRT_Onix_full_active_D20190915T103712_4604642-20190915.xml
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
    As low as:
    $19.94
    List Price:
    $26.95
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-RH
    Discount Code:
    A
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