About the Author
Monica Heisey is a writer and comedian from Toronto. She has written for VICE, Playboy, The Guardian, Rookie, Cosmopolitan, The Hairpin, The Toast, Hello Giggles…
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About the Book:
Non-fiction: Humor 50,000 Words.
I Can’t Believe it’s Not Better is a collection of stories, essays, advice, and drawings from writer and comedian Monica Heisey. Created to help you live your Best Life?, this book offers tips on everything from workplace politics to sexting, from how to make your apartment look like you read design blogs to where to cry in public. Important guides like “How To Watch Literally Hours of TV At A Time” will help you sort your life out for good, while thought—provoking personal essays such as “Pizzas I Have Loved” and helpful exercises like “Are You Being Flirted With, A Quiz” provide some gravitas and perspective to help you navigate this modern world. Plus there is a very weird short story about bees.
Funny, smart and charming, this book is the perfect accompaniment to your next life crisis, or at least an easy and appropriate gift for the niece you don’t know very well but want to impress.
“Monica Heisey’s book is a perfect entry into my favorite genre: books of dubious advice. From how to eat to what to wear to who to screw, Monica attempts to offer solutions but instead reveals more about her own unique pathos — and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I truly wish she could be America’s poet laureate. Too bad she’s Canadian. :(” –Lena Dunham
“Monica Heisey makes me laugh hard and often. We could dissect her to find out why she’s so funny but that would mean she’d be dead. I say ‘No’ to that idea. But I say ‘Ha ha’ to Monica. Often.” –Rob Delaney, Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.
“I’m fully convinced Monica Heisey was put on this earth to make me laugh and should be allowed to stay. With this book she more than earns her keep. Charming, original and entirely hilarious—Monica is about to become your new funny best friend.” –Tabatha Southey, The Globe and Mail
“Monica Heisey is the funniest woman in America, which is amazing because she lives in Canada.” –Jazmine Hughes, The Hairpin
“Discovering Monica Heisey’s work was like going to a party alone, spotting a stranger girl in a Bart Simpson T-shirt and a devastating ponytail by the donuts table, thinking, “Oh, thank God—my friend is here,” and knocking over every single Solo cup in that piece as you barge over with your hand outstretched. She makes a less-than-gentle and kind world seem camaraderie-stuffed and loving, and she’s funny as fuck, too. Get this book inside your life.” –Amy Rose Spiegel, Rookie
“Monica Heisey’s writing is clever, funny, and pointed, and I love how evidently and sincerely she cares about all her book’s subjects, be they big (female friendship) or small (chip dips). Prepare to be moved to tears by her ode to cheese and her love letter to pizza.” –Katie Heaney, Author of Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date
“Women will hear echoes of themselves in Heisey’s stories and laugh out loud with recognition.” —Quill and Quire
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|World (incl. E-Book/Audio)||Red Deer Press|
|Film||P.S. Literary Agency|
|TV||P.S. Literary Agency|
|Stage||P.S. Literary Agency|
|Merchandising||P.S. Literary Agency|