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I Like You Just the Way I Am

Stories About Me and Some Other People
Written by: Jenny Mollen
Narrated by: Jenny Mollen
Length: 7 hrs
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Publisher's Summary

A New York Times best seller!

By the actress, writer, and one of the funniest women on Twitter, an outrageous, hysterical memoir of acting on impulse, plotting elaborate hoaxes, and refusing to acknowledge boundaries in any form.

Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She is also a wife, married to a famous guy (which is annoying only because he gets free shit and she doesn't). She doesn't want much from life. Just to be loved - by everybody: her parents, her dogs, her ex-boyfriends, her ex-boyfriends' dogs, her husband, her husband's ex-girlfriends, her husband's ex-girlfriend's new boyfriends, etc. Some people might call that impulse crazy, but isn't "crazy" really just a word boring people use to describe fun people? (And Jenny is really, really fun, you guys!)

In this program, you'll find stories of Jenny at her most genuine, whether it's stalking her therapist (because he knows everything about her so shouldn't she get to know everything about him?); throwing a bachelorette party so bad that one of the guests is suspected dead; or answering the eternal question: Would your best friend blow your husband on a car ride to dinner if she didn't know you were hiding in the backseat?

I Like You Just the Way I Am is about not doing the right thing - about indulging your inner crazy person. It is Jenny when she's not trying to impress anyone or come across as a responsible, level-headed member of society. With any luck it will make you better acquainted with who you really are and what you really want. Which, let's be honest, is most likely someone else's email password.

©2014 Jenny Mollen (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Such a hilariously honest read!

I laughed so much during this book. I have already recommended this book to several friends

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So good I immediately searched for more from her!

I hadn't heard of Jenny before this book and I'm so glad I took a chance on her. She's smart and funny and so honest! I hope she keeps writing and now I need to find her in something on screen as well. (she also made me really like her husband in her subsequent book, Live Fast Die Hot!

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Funny and smart

I got way more than I expected. Thank you to the author for the raw honesty wrapped in eloquent humour. Thank you for the therapy !!!! My heart is so much lighter now, you've shared some deep stuff Jenny. I immediately purchased your second book (the moment that I knew it will not be an average "Mommy memoir") and followed you on Instagram. Bravo!

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  • Erin
  • 2018-07-18

Not funny

The only reason I kept listening is to remind myself of the kind of person I don’t want to be (her).

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  • Elisabeth
  • 2015-09-16

Hmm...Why am I listening to a bio of Jenny Mollen?

I applaud Jenny for being willing to put her warts out there for all to see - and there are a lot - but are we really that interested? This is the story of an actress who never makes it, then realizes her true talent may lie in writing. Her greatest claim to fame seems to be marrying American Pie actor Jason Biggs. While Jenny's writing is amusing, it is extremely crude. This usually doesn't bother me, but much of it seems gratuitous. Not a bad book; just left me wondering why her life merits a biography, at least at this point.

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  • Catherine
  • 2015-07-08

Perhaps Funnier In Written Form

Mrs. Mollen's performance was quite nice. She clearly is a very talented individual. The beginning has a number of amusing anecdotes, however, they become more sparse as the the book wears on. Additionally, the content is rather unoriginal even if they are actual events from her life. It's not like neurotic rich girl hasn't been done and that is the theme of most of the essays.
Consider Let's Pretend This Never Happened or Ellen DeGeneres's audio book-much better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-30

This book brings no pleasure to read

don't waste your money. I'm sure she's a lovely person but I really couldn't get into this book. It was all over the place and not interesting at all. Save your money or go by Whitney Cummings book "I'm fine," which is incredible!

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  • Kyle Gray
  • 2016-06-20

Just awful

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I had highly anticipated this book after reading a hilarious article she wrote in some women's magazine but sad to say this book was just terrible. No substance, mostly just whining superficial rants that made me uncomfortable.

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  • Annemarie Ketola
  • 2015-08-30

The most boring story ever told by a narcissist

What disappointed you about I Like You Just the Way I Am?

I bought this book thinking it was a comedy. It was neither funny, amusing, entertaining, or even close to being vaguely interesting. It was such over the top narcissistic, incoherent dribblings by the author that you at no time cared about any of the characters in the book and hoped she would choke on her own tongue rather than continue speaking.

What could Jenny Mollen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not written it.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jenny Mollen?

Changing the person reading the story couldn't have possibly made the material any better.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None. I wish I could have my money back because it was so unacceptably poor.

Any additional comments?

Audible should remove this pathetic nightmare of a book from its collection. It was clearly only published because the author's husband is famous and paid someone embarressing amounts of money to do so.

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  • Calandra
  • 2015-07-26

not funny.

I've read other books by Tina Fey, Amy Polher, Mindy Kaling, and Rachel Dratch, however this one does not measure up. Stopped listening less than half way through. Not interesting, or funny.

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  • T. Vaughan
  • 2016-10-13

Setting a bad example for pretty much everyone

Exactly the woman you don't want your daughter to end up like. Not even funny.

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  • Tara
  • 2017-11-13

Returned

She is so unlikable. It was not funny, mostly sorta depressing. Had to return this because I couldn’t stand listening to her selfish rambling anymore.

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  • epicshopper
  • 2016-06-07

Funny-ish, but disturbing

I love that the author is so blatantly open about her neuroses. Still, somewhat disturbing.

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