WEIRD BUT NORMAL (HarperOne | May 19, 2020)

Weird but Normal by Mia Mercado
Cover art by my biological twin, Kelly Castor

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.

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.

“As a deeply uncomfortable depressed midwest person, I relate to this excruciatingly hilarious book more than I’d like to admit.” 
   — Samantha Irby, New York Times best-selling author who still has a blog

“Mia Mercado’s writing is hilarious, warm, relatable, confessional and emotional. Her writing leaps off the page! But not literally. That would be horrible. Imagine writing leaping off the page, soiling your house. Just awful.”
   — Megan Amram, writer/producer of The Good Place & The Simpsons

“We’ll all need a giant dose of humor this year and Mia Mercado’s collection of essays will make you laugh out loud at the ridiculous truths of being a human.”
Ms. Magazine’s list of feminist books to read in 2020

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