I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: The Astonishing But True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother, and Friend to Man and Dog

By Diana Joseph

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Surrounded via dysfunctional men-from her fourteen-year-old son to her high-maintenance boss-Diana Joseph did what she needed to do: live on. I'm Sorry you are feeling That manner is a good, hilarious, and immediately recognizable memoir of a very glossy lady. humorous, fearless, and warmhearted, it's a portrait of a girl in all her unending complexities and contradictions, and of the folks she has come to like in spite of-or relatively simply because of-theirs.

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What if there’s simply nothingness. Al says that’s what he believes, so why no longer be a pleasant individual yet nonetheless rejoice. whilst i used to be in collage, I learn Pensées, a piece by means of a seventeenth-century French thinker, Blaise Pascal, who inspired me to place my funds on God. may perhaps besides, Pascal acknowledged. in the event you think, and He exists, the payoff is massive. but when you don’t think, and God is genuine, you’re screwed. when you think, and it seems there is not any God, then particularly, what have you ever misplaced? Pascal believed humans have been awful anyway—“How hole is the center of man,” he wrote in Pensées, “and how filled with excrement!

I used to be decided to win. The lazy childrens all memorized “Jesus wept,” whereas smart-asses cherished stuff from Leviticus—Leviticus 18:23, for instance: “Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any lady stand ahead of a beast to lie down thereto: it's confusion”—but i used to be enthusiastic about the verses that describe hell. I nonetheless have a good mind's eye for where. Hell is as faraway from heaven as you may get. the folks there are cackling and crackling, flailing and wailing, weeping and gnashing their tooth.

That evening, as my son and that i have been consuming dinner, the dog crawled out from below the eating room desk. He had with him his buddy, the yellow dinosaur. He humped it and humped it, his mouth a bit open, whereas the boy and that i ate dinner, and we attempted to not chuckle, we attempted to not watch, we attempted to behave like everyone seems to be this loopy. this is often how lifestyles is at everyone’s apartment. while I introduced domestic a prescription for Paxil, the folk who love me weren’t stunned. “Welcome aboard! ” they acknowledged. “We’ve been looking ahead to you!

The inn room had fist-sized holes within the partitions, darkish stains at the carpet, and blotches at the ceiling the colour of outdated, dried blood, however the bar used to be type of comfortable and smoky and smelled like issues I knew, like cigarette smoke and wooden smoke and males who labored open air. Al was once sitting in a nook sales space, smoking hand-rolled cigarettes and telling tacky jokes. the 1st phrases I ever heard pop out of his mouth have been those: Three-legged puppy walks right into a saloon within the outdated West. puppy sidles as much as the bar and says: “I’m searching for the guy who shot my paw.

I’m no longer breaking any legislation. I’m now not doing something unlawful or unethical. I’m no longer doing any damage. ” or perhaps it's him, Andrew Boyle. possibly it has to do with the best way Andrew Boyle talks approximately ladies, their our bodies, their faces, their hair, their outfits. whilst a girl walks through, he can’t no longer touch upon her visual appeal. He can’t now not pass judgement on her via what would seem to be a truly slender aesthetic. occasionally his reviews strike a cord in me of the bitchy issues I’ve heard women say to one another approximately different women. while a blond lady with enormous breasts and broad hips walked by way of, he stated, “I’m now not into dairy princesses.

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