This Friday and every Friday for the next couple of months, I will be featuring a book that was published under the Amy Einhorn Books imprint. I am starting with the 2009 books and will spotlight them in alphabetical order.
I love the title of Diana Joseph's memoir: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: The Astonishing but True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother, and Friend to Man & Dog. Do you have a sense of humor? If so, this collection is for you.
Here's the synopsis (from Powell's)
An Entertainment Weekly must--It's hard to recall another collection of essays, or a memoir, with more natural charm.I've been dipping into this memoir and enjoying Joseph's style and attitude; she tells it like it is:
Surrounded by dysfunctional men--from her fourteen-year-old son to her high-maintenance boss--Diana Joseph did what she had to do: survive. I'm Sorry You Feel That Way is an honest, hilarious, and instantly recognizable memoir of a truly modern woman. Funny, fearless, and warmhearted, it is a portrait of a woman in all her endless complexities and contradictions, and of the people she has come to love in spite of--or rather because of--theirs.
The boy has still never said he hates me. . . .
I expect he will sooner or later. I'm ready for it. I'm prepared. It won't be a surprise. And when he does, I know what I will say in return:
What the hell do you want from me now?
I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!
I adore you. (p. 107)
For more on Diana Joseph, visit her website, where you can read an excerpt and watch a video of one of her readings.
I'm Sorry You Feel That Way debuted under the Amy Einhorn Books imprint. The paperback edition, however, bears the Berkley imprint.
This book was featured as part of the Amy Einhorn Books Reading Challenge (click to join the fun). For information about the imprint, please read Amy Einhorn's open letter posted here on January 25, 2010.
I'm Sorry You Feel That Way at Amazon
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Originally Published by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2009
Paperback edition published by Berkley Publishing Group