- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Adams Media (October 19, 2011)
Your bestie, biffle, and GMF rolled into one!
You’re all over the definitions of “low lights,” “ruching,” and a “tankini.” But can you spot a “Mrs. Potato Head” when you see one?
That’s where The CHICKtionary comes in. The CHICKtionary is a humorous dictionary of the words and phrases women use—and what they really mean when they use them. The book corrals more than 450 terms, including some you know (uterus) and some you might not (flexting), and defines each from the perspective of a typical contemporary woman—a woman who avoids accidental pageant hair, is frenemies with her robotic vacuum and only occasionally relies on her high-waisted jeans to hold up her strapless bra.
I have to tell you that Anna Lefler’s CHICKtionary is pure genius. I always knew she was funny but the definitions you will find in this must-read guide to the way women speak are sure to make you laugh until you pee. ~ Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, comedian and author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom
Before reading Anna Lefler’s book, I had no idea that the word “herpes-ish” even existed. Now I can’t stop using it. This book is guaranteed to be passed around to all your friends. It’s totally herpes-ish. But in a good way. ~ Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess and author of the forthcoming Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir from Amy Einhorn Books
Anna Lefler is an American original. She isn’t merely blazingly smart and achingly funny. She’s also so utterly sympatico with what women think and how women talk that years from now sociologists will be consulting CHICKtionary as the only true and tested source on the challenging but wholly worthy subject. The English language has a true friend in Anna. So, of course, do women. ~ Beth Kephart, National Book Award Finalist and author of thirteen books, both fiction and non-fiction including, most recently, YOU ARE MY ONLY.
Anna Lefler is an award-winning writer and humorist whose work has appeared online at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Big Jewel, Funny Not Slutty, and My Pheme, among others, while her essays on modern motherhood have been nationally syndicated. She is the author of the comic novel ACT BUSY and recently completed her second, DOING TIME IN THE GARDEN OF HAPPINESS.
Anna has performed standup comedy in Los Angeles clubs including the Hollywood Improv, the Comedy Store, Room 5 Lounge, and M Bar. She has presented her humorous essays at Women Who Write in Los Angeles and has appeared in the “Listen to Your Mother” show in the Los Angeles cast of its national program. Anna’s fiction has been presented onstage by WordTheatre Los Angeles.
Anna writes a popular humor blog called Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder, where she ponders what a Jedi smells like and wonders why more men don’t wear urban sport kilts. She has twice been asked to speak on the topic of comedy-writing at BlogHer, the world’s largest conference for women in social media.
She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband, their son and daughter, and some judgmental dogs.
Anna Lefler’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, November 14th: Life in Review
Tuesday, November 15th: Amused by Books
Thursday, November 17th: Reviews from the Heart
Friday, November 18th: Chick Lit Reviews
Monday, November 21st: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – author Q&A
Wednesday, November 23rd: The Betty and Boo Chronicles
Friday, November 25th: Melody & Words
Monday, November 28th: Silver and Grace
Thursday, December 1st: Chick Lit is Not Dead
Friday, December 2nd: Overstuffed
Monday, December 5th: Silver and Grace – author guest post
Monday, December 5th: A Musing Reviews
Tuesday, December 6th: Peeking Between the Pages
Wednesday, December 7th: Peeking Between the Pages – author guest post
Thursday, December 8th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Monday, December 12th: Write Meg!
Tuesday, December 13th: Suko’s Notebook
Wednesday, December 14th: She is Too Fond of Books – Spotlight on Bookstores
Thursday, December 15th: Life… with Books
Friday, December 16th: Colloquium – author guest post
Monday, December 19th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, December 20th: 2 Kids and Tired