Nominated for the 2017 pen literary award
one of the new york post's best books of 2016


"Weiner has hit it out of the park with this moving collection... I laughed, I cried, and when I finished I flipped back to my favorite parts." — Susannah Cahalan, New York Post

"She is a writer who speaks to women's lives, insisting—and proving— that women's stories matter." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave." — Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

“Insightful and affecting and affirms exactly why Weiner is so popular—she is gifted in the ability to write honestly.” — Booklist

“You will love this book." — Mindy Kaling, author of Why Not Me?


"Young readers who have ever felt too big or been made to feel small will feel just right in the cheerful glow of Weiner’s contemporary fairy tale." — New York Times Book Review

"A heartwarming tale about friendship and belonging that will resonate with those young readers who have ever struggled to fit in or find their place in the world." — School Library Journal

"A charming story about finding a safe place to let your freak flag fly." — People

"Weiner makes a winning children's book debut with this witty story of outcasts coming together" — Publishers Weekly


"one foot in front of the other"
the new york times

We called out in agreement at the speaker who said that every mother trying to get a good job knows that the economy is a woman's issue, and every mother trying to keep her family together knows that immigration is a woman's issue. We chanted with poets. We wiped away tears at 6-year-old Sophie Cruz, daughter of two undocumented immigrants, who brought down the house when she said: "I also want to tell the children not to be afraid, because we are not alone."