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By Beth Lisick

Peering into life's cringe-worthy moments, best-selling writer Beth Lisick excavates territory that the majority may really forget about. humorous, peculiar, deeply own, but by some means common, those are the type of stories that hang-out us all, the small lousy moments of disgrace and humiliation that we might relatively omit than relive.

Beth Lisick has made a profession of starting her existence to her readers in all of its messy, clever hilarity, yet this sort of tale does not frequently locate its method right into a memoir. along with her trademark humor and sly intelligence, writing briefly flashes the way in which those episodes are inclined to pop up in reminiscence, Lisick recounts her such a lot embarrassing moments with gusto. From a trick she performed on a neighbor thirty years in the past to what she unintentionally blurted out eventually night's banquet, she explores the undesirable judgments and free-floating regrets that preserve her up at evening, and the result's a bold, candid, and wickedly humorous selection of embarrassment embraced, the triumph of humor and point of view over daily mortification.

Writer, performer, and self sufficient movie actress Beth Lisick is the writer of the New York Times best-selling comedian memoir Everybody Into the Pool and the gonzo self-help manifesto Helping Me aid Myself.

Praise for Yokohama Threeway:

"The final joyride for these folks who get pleasure from cringe-worthy embarrassment, actual pathos, and an overdosing quantity of schadenfreude."—Michael Ian Black

"This ebook is fucking great."—Kathleen Hanna, of Bikini Kill and The Julie Ruin

"A surprisingly touching and fascinating portrait of the artist as a tender screwup."—Booklist

"Yokohama Threeway blends the humorous and the painful into an elixir extra heavily reminiscent of cough medication than soda pop—a little sour, made from unusual materials, now not genuine beautiful, yet important that will get well. after all, you're chuffed you took it, no matter if it leaves a cool aftertaste."—World Literature Today

"Speaking as anyone who hates every little thing, i like this book."—James Greer, musician & writer of The Failure

"Hilarious, heartbreaking, compassionate, pitch excellent, totally original."—Joyce Maynard, writer of After Her and Labor Day

"A laugh-out-loud sequence of brief, revelatory confessions propelled through interest and an acute wish to adventure the realm. it isn't now and maybe by no means should be relatively fashionable for individuals to proportion their shames, yet Lisick does it with aplomb or even exuberance."—Evan Karp, SF Weekly

"Beth Lisick's new essay assortment Yokohama Threeway made me chuckle out loud greater than the rest i've got learn all 12 months, she is a grasp at sharing her existence reviews with self-deprecating but sincere humor."—David Gutowski, Largehearted Boy

"Beth Lisick, divulges the main embarrassing moments in a sequence of brief essays dripping with depraved humor."—7x7 Magazine

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