Weird But Normal: Essays

Weird But Normal: Essays

By Mia Mercado

"Mia Mercado's humorous essay collection exploring the absurd and yet very regular parts of being a millennial woman navigating racial identity, gender roles, workplace dynamics, and beauty standards"--

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Publisher: HarperOne
Publish Date: 05/19/2020
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9780062942807
ISBN-10: 0062942808
Language: English

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Birth control. Body hair removal cream. Boobs. It's all weird, but also pretty normal.

Navigating racial identity, gender roles, workplace dynamics, and beauty standards, Mia Mercado's hilarious essay collection explores the contradictions of being a millennial woman, which usually means being kind of a weirdo. Whether it's spending $30 on a candle that smells like an ocean that doesn't exist, offering advice on how to ask about someone's race (spoiler: just don't, please?), quitting a job that makes you need shots of whiskey on your lunch break, or finding a more religious experience in the skincare aisle at Target than your hometown Catholic church, Mia brilliantly unpacks what it means to be a professional, absurdly beautiful, horny, cute, gross human. Essays include:

- Depression Isn't a Competition but Why Aren't I Winning?

- My Dog Explains My Weekly Schedule

- Mustache Lady

- White Friend Confessional

- Treating Objects Like Women

With sharp humor and wit, Mia shares the awkward, uncomfortable, surprisingly ordinary parts of life, and shows us why it's strange to feel fine and fine to feel strange.

About the Author

Mia Mercado is the author of Weird But Normal and a contributor to The Cut. Her work has also been featured in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post's The Lily, Bustle, McSweeney's, Reductress, Bust, the American Bystander, Gizmodo, and The Hairpin, and other media outlets.

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