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On My Knees: A Memoir Paperback – June 18, 2013
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“Unsavorily compelling. . .in the manner of a female Howard Stern.” (New York Times)
“Bold, sassy, and totally fucking cool. If truth in comedy is my mantra, then the goddess I pray to is Periel Aschenbrand.” (Lesley Arfin, author of Dear Diary and senior writer for Girls)
“Periel Aschenbrand is funny, funny, funny. On My Knees is a cool book-made me laugh, made me think, made me keep turning pages. If you don’t buy it and read it and dig, you’re making a mistake.” (James Frey)
“Meet the Lady Gaga of literature! On My Knees is sexy, funny, titillating, and badass.” (Touré)
Laden with sharp humor and funny asides (New York Observer)
Brave, smart, sexy, and sharp, Aschenbrand is an expert at writing her life as a tantalizing striptease (Interview)
From the Back Cover
A brash, bawdy, and downright ballsy ode to the ups and downs of life and love, On My Knees opens with Periel Aschenbrand—still reeling from a breakup with her longtime boyfriend—chain-smoking her days away on a plastic-covered couch and watching reruns of Law and Order while she squats in her dead grandmother's apartment in the East Village.
Armed with her wicked wit and a motley cast of characters that includes her hovering Jewish mother, an eccentric uncle, and her neurotic best friend/wingwoman, Aschenbrand embarks on a Dante-esque journey through the many rings of single-girl hell involving crazy one-night stands; an unhealthy attachment to a dental hygienist; a run-in with Philip Roth; and, in the end, a trip to Israel and an encounter with the man who just might be the one. Hysterical and heartfelt, On My Knees traces Periel's attempt to rebuild her life, her relationships, and her trademark confidence in a story so riotous it would make Chelsea Handler blush.
Top Customer Reviews
In this story, the depth of the writer's reading stops at Law and Order, and that shows.
Periel is smart, funny, fashionable and to-the-point. I laughed so many times and then had to relay to the hubby what I read so he could laugh too. And believe me when I tell you, we did. She is such a riot!
This story centered around her dating life, or sometimes lack thereof. I know so many women who will be able to relate to her stories. Especially the city chicks. Life, especially dating life, moves at a different pace. She is pretty honest in her account of being a city girl.
Gotta say, the cover is hot! So is the story!
Now I gotta get a copy of her other book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Rarely is a book written in first person as honest and riveting as this. Truly a book I could not put down.Published 14 months ago by Dianna L
Periel Aschenbrand makes me feel a little less pathetic and I love her for that. This is a great book. If you are feeling down and need a laugh on my knees is hilarious.Published on March 19, 2014 by Liberty Flours
Nice to know that feminism now is about women's freedom to be "gutter-mouthed," "sassy," obsessed with men, and isolated from other women as well as being willing to sleep one's... Read morePublished on February 21, 2014 by Rev. Cherrycoke
I thought this was going to be a funny story, it had its part, but overall not as funny as I thought it would be. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Megan Lott
A sharp wit that was often cutting. I felt she was often cruel for no purpose, but I think this is what some people find entertaining.Published on December 17, 2013 by Joan E.
I'm about half way through and am enjoying Periel's writing style! She has a very personal style of writing and her reflections are so human!Published on November 3, 2013 by Cathryn