If you have yet to get a chance to see Jen Kirkman perform live or read her first book, do so immediately. This woman is the intelligent, modern, feminist comedian that we all can learn from or hopefully aspire to become in some way some day. On stage, Kirkman knows how to connect with her audience and bring up everything from predictable Hallmark movies to political issues. Online, she engages with her fans and fights back against haters that tell her to take a Motrin. (Yes, those sexists.) And in her books, Kirkman shares with us her personal struggles about life and sex after divorce, traveling as a single woman, and how her relationships with her friends and family have changed over time. She’s blunt, she’s badass, and she’s brilliant.
Luckily, we got to ask Kirkman about her second book, I Know What I’m Doing– and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction, which becomes available April 12th. If you love her answers here, you’ll love her book so buy it!