In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co anchor learns how to take a beating If there s one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it s being able to take a punch metaphorically and, occasionally, physically n nFrom growing up in a family of fire

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A timely picture book biography about Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States n nShirley Chisholm famously said, If they don t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair This dynamic biography illum

An editor at This American Life reveals the searing story of the secret binge eating that dominated her adolescence and shapes her still n nGrowing up, Susan Burton had never heard of binge eating She just knew she felt her best when she was empty, like a straw , as she says something you could bl