Penguins with People Problems (Hardcover)

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Sample of sage career advice in this book: 

"Choose a career that doesn't feel like work," they said. "Do what you love, and the money will follow," they said.

So for twenty-three years, Kevin's been out here blindfolded, playing the musical bubble pipe, waiting to get rich.


Still waiting.


— Reach and Teach


Stress-eating after a breakup?
Frustrated by the cost of a good cocktail?
Stymied by the weirdness of abstract art?
These penguins share your pain.

The "random penguins" are a lineup of quirky, lovable weirdos with minds of their own. They understand the agony of social awkwardness, the power of the perfect smoky eye, and the arm- (or wing)-flapping terror of having a bee in the car. In fact, these winged characters get into the same sticky situations we all do. They are Penguins with People Problems.
So meet your favorite new flightless friends. They're brutally honest (except when they're lying), comically insecure, and totally relatable.

About the Author

Mary Laura Philpott is an author, editor, and occasional artist who has written for The New York TimesThe Queen Latifah Show, The Tennessean, The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, and The Toast, among other publications. She is the editor-in-chief of Musing, the online literary magazine produced by Parnassus Books, as well as the co-author, with JD DuPuy, of a popular humor book for lawyers, Poetic Justice - Legal Humor in Verse. She also runs her own humor blog, "I Miss You When I Blink."

Praise For…

"Penguins with People Problems is a 100% delight." 
Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, The Signature of All Things, and BIG MAGIC 

Penguins With People Problems made me giggle, frantically fold down favorite pages, and insist that the people around me laugh too, even if they were way too young to get the jokes. I’m practically passing them out."
– KJ Dell'Antonia, The New York Times

"Thoroughly random and absolutely hilarious."
Lily King, award-winning author of Euphoria

"Like Sandra Boynton for grownups--only boozier and more socially awkward. Mary Laura Philpott's lovable Penguins With People Problems drink too much, curse occasionally, and like the rest of us, have less control over their flippers and waistline than they'd prefer." 
– Ann Imig, Founder of Listen To Your Mother and Editor of Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now

Product Details
ISBN: 9780399173097
ISBN-10: 0399173099
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015
Pages: 112
Language: English