“Well, she’s bitingly funny, but everybody knows that.” —Roger Ebert on Kelly Oxford
The beautiful—and hilarious—Kelly Oxford has been one of the most hysterical voices on the Internet since it was still a series of tubes. In 1997, she began sharing stories of her life as a young wife and mother on a Geocities page, then on an anonymous blog, then on a MySpace account; eventually she found her métier in the widely followed Tumblr blog “Eject” (www.KellyOxford.tumblr.com) and in her raucous, often filthy, always hilarious Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/KellyOxford), which has garnered more than 300,000 followers (adding 1,500 more each week), with frequent retweets from heavy-hitting fans such as Roger Ebert, Jessica Alba, Tony Hawk, Diablo Cody, Kevin Nealon, Susan Orlean, Ann Curry, Adam McKay, Mindy Kaling, and Jonathan Ames.
There is no mistaking Kelly’s voice:
Something people in McDonalds have? Fries. Something people in McDonalds don’t have? Ankles.
Chicken fried steak is the true American story: A place where even a chicken can be a steak.
When my dog smells someone’s crotch I say, ‘Sorry, she’s one of those cancer-smelling dogs.’
Had my son’s hearing tested because he’s always yelling. Turns out he’s just an asshole.
‘She’s a total psycho.’ ‘Completely.’ ‘But I mean, I still like her.’ ‘Me too, she’s sweet.’ —two girls beside me, and everywhere, right now
Straight-talking and riotously funny, Kelly Oxford has garnered an incredible following through her trademark blend of biting wit, self-deprecation, and a knack for seeing the hilarity in the everyday. Now, Kelly has written a side-splitting book of essays that shine her blindingly sardonic light on life as she sees it. From childhood to motherhood, from the zany to the tearjerking, Kelly covers it all: from
• My Soldier Face: Or how I awkwardly broke into modeling by ignoring adults who thought I was weird
• I Peed my Pants and Threw up on a Chinese Man: Tales of a gas station accident and getting drunk for the first time, in ten minutes flat
• To Aid and Abet: Interning in a video store and how to handle a man in a wheelchair jerking off in the porno section
• Finding Leo: Or how to stalk pre-Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio in L.A. on less than $200, but still end up driving a Mercedes
• An Open Letter to the Nurse Who Gave Me an Enema Bottle and Told Me to Do It Myself While I Was High on Morphine
Is Kelly the next David Sedaris? The next Chelsea Handler? The next Sloane Crosley? No—they were the last Kelly Oxford.