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Big Time

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Big Time by Jen Spyra
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Mar 16, 2021 | ISBN 9781984855268

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“Comedically dazzling.”—Vulture
 
“This absurdist genre-mash romp of a story collection dials its modern subjects . . . up to 11, and then blows up the amp.”—Vanity Fair
 
“Spyra goes beyond the parody as she cleverly takes on topics from Hollywood and woke culture to white women, the wedding industrial complex and influencer culture.”The Hollywood Reporter
 
“Jen Spyra’s book Big Time is a dose of Jack Handey–approved absurdity.”VICE
 
“Brilliant and bawdy, let Big Time be your proper introduction to Jen Spyra: Creator Of Worlds.”
The AV Club
 
“Weird, wonderful, and sometimes wacky tales. With stories that focus on a time-traveling actress and the anti-Frosty the Snowman, Big Time serves as the perfect introduction to Spyra’s work outside the realm of TV.”Bustle
 
“An irreverent collection of tales about motherhood, marriage, work and more.”Good Morning America

“These stories are absolutely hilarious. For those who want to laugh, and I mean full-on, put-it-down-and-slump-over-on-the-couch guffaws, this is the book for you.”—Pittsburgh Post Gazette  

“Jen Spyra is like a hotel bed: at first glance tidy and cheerful, but shine a black light on that thing and—dear god! This book confirms what I’ve known about Jen since her first days at The Late Show: she’s delightful and disturbing, and she really makes me laugh.”—Stephen Colbert

“When I first met Jen, I thought she was a deeply funny, normal woman. After reading her hilarious book of stories, I see she is even funnier than I thought, though exponentially less normal. It’s a pretty good trade-off.”—Mindy Kaling

“Jen Spyra’s book, Big Time, made me laugh out loud, over and over again. After a while, the feeling became physically unpleasant. There was something invasive about it, like I was being tickled by a giant. Hilarious, confident, and brutal, Spyra is one of my favorite humor writers working today.”—Simon Rich

“Every once in a while, a new writer bursts on the scene, which makes a disgusting mess. But other times, a hilarious writer like Jen Spyra comes along with a fabulous collection of brilliantly funny, dark stories.”—Jack Handey

“[Spyra] displays her audacious comedic prowess in this spicy and woke debut story collection that delivers the perfect blend of stinging satire and salacious mirth.”Booklist (starred review)

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