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The Resource So close to being the sh*t, y'all don't even know, Retta

So close to being the sh*t, y'all don't even know, Retta

Label
So close to being the sh*t, y'all don't even know
Title
So close to being the sh*t, y'all don't even know
Statement of responsibility
Retta
Title variation
So close to being the shit, y'all don't even know
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In her hilarious book of essays, Parks and Recreation star Retta shares the stories that led to her success in Hollywood. In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she's always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese). Throwing her hard-working Liberian parents for a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcom--like her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne. Say what? Word. Turns out Retta might actually be on to something. After winning Comedy Central's stand-up competition, she should be ready for prime time--but a fear of success derails her biggest dream. Whether reminiscing about her days as a contract chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, telling "dirty" jokes to Mormons, feeling like the odd man out on Parks, fending off racist trolls on Twitter, flirting with Michael Fassbender, or expertly stalking the cast of "Hamilton," Retta's unique voice and refreshing honesty will make you laugh, cry, and laugh so hard you'll cry. Her eponymous sitcom might not have happened yet, but by the end of So Close to Being the Sh*t, you'll be rooting for Retta to be the next one-named wonder to take over your television. And she just might inspire you to reach for the stars, too" --
Summary
The Hollywood star of such hit series as Parks and Recreation and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce presents an uproarious collection of essays that trace her upbringing by hardworking Liberian parents, the events that shifted her career focus from medicine to comedy and the ways that her successes have been shaped by fear and circumstance
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
From publisher's website
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10658042
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Retta
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Retta
  • Actors
  • Comedians
  • Conduct of life
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Target audience
adult
Label
So close to being the sh*t, y'all don't even know, Retta
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1001333805
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781250109347
Lccn
2017056742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001333805
Label
So close to being the sh*t, y'all don't even know, Retta
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1001333805
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781250109347
Lccn
2017056742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001333805

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