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Author Benincasa, Sara, author

Title Real artists have day jobs : (and other awesome things they don't teach you in school) / Sara Benincasa
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]


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Description ix, 259 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Introduction: there are 52 essays in this book but please read this part first -- Real artists have day jobs -- How to read a book -- Everything is intersectional -- It gets better, mostly -- Do it anyway -- Put your clutter in purgatory -- When you don't know what to do, ask a successful woman -- You can do magic -- Feel all the feelings -- There will be shit days -- Elect your own executive board -- Take care of your teeth -- Stop apologizing for everything -- Radical overconfidence -- Join the fancy club at the airport -- When you can't figure something out, put yourself in water -- Take the compliment -- Go fuck yourself (No, really! Masturbation is important) -- Wear a weird hat -- Listen -- The power of being a dork -- Everything's not alright (and that's alright) -- Life is too short for shitty friends -- Self-care for women in comedy -- Prioritize sleep -- Sleep naked -- Ask questions -- Surprise! You don't have to love your family -- Breathe -- Give it away now -- Abuse is fucking complicated -- Make art like a little kid -- Bridge the gaps in your pop cultural education -- When people tell you who they are, believe them -- Ask for exactly what you want -- Don't buy into the marriage myth -- Tell your partner what you like in bed -- Gratitude in underrated -- Write fan letters -- Acknowledge that having a kid doesn't make you an adult -- A vagina is not a time-machine -- Always say hello to older people, because they are invisible -- Identify a personal prejudice and educate it into nonexistence -- Let an animal adopt you -- Walk you way to a solution -- It's always tile to play -- Realize your dress size doesn't matter -- The darkness is where the good stuff starts -- Your normal is not everybody else's normal -- This too shall pass -- Always celebrate rainbows -- Look in the mirror and say "I love you."
Summary While the practical aspects of new adulthood can be nerve-wracking--dating, job-hunting, money-managing--the most important task of all is figuring out who you are and where you fit in the world. Author and comedian Sara Benincasa, now in her mid-thirties, had an absolutely harrowing early twenties and now, on the other side, she has a LOT of hard-earned wisdom and common sense to share
Subject Affirmations.
Idea (Philosophy)
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Miscellanea.
Self-confidence -- Miscellanea.
Genre/Form Miscellanea.
Reading nook.
Trivia and miscellanea.
ISBN 9780062369819 (paperback)