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Miss Fortune


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She's living what should be the good life in sunny Los Angeles. After a gig as a correspondent withThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart, she scored parts in blockbuster movies, which led to memorable recurring roles on HBO'sHungandLooking. She had a loving husband and an adorable baby boy.

About the Author

Lauren Weedmanis an award-winning comedic actress, playwright and author. Her television credits includeThe Daily Show,True Blood,United States of Tara,Reno 911,Curb Your Enthusiasm,New Girl,Arrested Development, Horny Patty on HBO'sHUNGand Doris on HBO'sLooking. Film credits includeImagine That,Date Nightand Judd Apatow'sA Five Year Engagement. Weedman's first book,A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body-Tales from a Life of Cringe, was named by Kirkus as a top ten Indie book for 2007. Weedman lives in Santa Monica and is the host of the popular Moth Storytelling series in LA.


Los Angeles Times bestseller

“A mix of humor and humanity.”—The Oregonian
“I found myself not merely smiling, but cackling — and, in turn, tearing up or sighing with sad recognition… Weedman is skilled at using humor as a way in rather than a diversion. Even and especially at her most hilarious, she’s willing to reveal her earnest underbelly.”—Los Angeles Review of Books           

“Lauren Weedman's Miss Fortune is like a pearl that washed up on a beach full of seaweed, tar balls and plastic six-pack holders. It's a jewel sparkling amid a landscape of literary pollution.”—LA Weekly

“Miss Fortune is so gloriously smart, deeply funny, and nakedly vulnerable, I missed it after I finished the last page the way one misses the best friend you ever had after she goes away. Lauren Weedman tells her sexiest, saddest, strangest, sweetest stories with a thrillingly unabashed voice that’s as charming as it is insightful. I laughed. I cried. I thanked my lucky stars I didn’t ever have a threesome with co-workers in the Netherlands. But most of all, I fell in love with Lauren Weedman and the raw and complicated truths she so honestly explores on every page of this absorbing book.”
—Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author of Wild

"Weedman's charm and self-deprecating humor easily draw the reader in, and her willingness to tangle with hard truths make this a deeply affecting account of salvaging a life from wreckage."
—Publisher's Weekly

"An intelligent, hilarious, and bittersweet collection."

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