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Real Artists Have Day Jobs (And Other Awesome Things They Don't Tell You In School)

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PRAISE:

“Honest, funny and completely devoid of bullshit. You might not want to hear what’s in this book, but you probably need to.”
   — Patton Oswalt

“Sara’s book is an incredible tour de force. If I could repeatedly hit my head so I could give myself a touch of memory loss so that I would be able to read this again for the first time, I would.”
   — Megan Amram

“Sara captures the chaos, horror, and joy of a life pursuit of creativity.”
   — Jim Gaffigan

“Sara Benincasa is a great wit, a great woman, and a great writer.”
   — Elizabeth Gilbert

“Inspiring self-help guidance on just about everything: sex, love, self-esteem, even flossing…It’s hard to imagine an actual self-help book could be more inspirational…Benincasa’s wisdom and humor will reverberate for days to come.”
   — Library Journal

If you are a journalist who would like to request a galley, please get in touch via joseph.papa@harpercollins.com

For readers of Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, and #Girlboss, a hilarious—yet heartfelt—guide to growing up and taking your place in the world by the popular comedian and author of the highly praised Agorafabulous!

While the practical aspects of new adulthood can be nerve-wracking—dating, job-hunting, money-managing—the most important task of all is figuring out who you are and where you fit in the world. Author and comedian Sara Benincasa, now in her mid-thirties, had an absolutely harrowing early twenties and now, on the other side, she has a LOT of hard-earned wisdom and common sense to share.

Real Artists Have Day Jobs includes 52 witty, provocative essays on how to live like a real adult—especially for those who have chosen a slightly more offbeat path to get there. Chock full of information and advice, Sara’s warm, smart, empathetic, and quirky voice is relatable to everyone from twenty-somethings and recent college grads to anyone a bit older who’s still trying to figure things out. While Sara doesn’t have all of life’s answers, this indispensable book has more than its share!
Essays include:
  • How to Read a Book
  • Real Artists Have Day Jobs
  • The Power of Being a Dork
  • Put Your Clutter in Purgatory
  • Ask for Exactly What You Want
  • Elect Your Own Executive Board

Equal parts entertaining and educational, Real Artists Have Day Jobs is a life-changing book for strivers and misunderstood creatives everywhere.

Other books by Sara:

TIM KAINE IS YOUR NICE DAD (2016)
DC TRIP (Adaptive Books 2015)
GREAT (HarperTeen 2014)
AGORAFABULOUS!: DISPATCHES FROM MY BEDROOM (William Morrow 2012)