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Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants

Jill Soloway

The unforgettable collection of autobiographical essays from Jill Soloway, the creator and director of Transparent and Emmy-nominated writer for Six Feet Under.

When Jill was just thirteen, she and her best friend donned the tightest satin pants they could find, poufed up their hair and squeezed into Candies heels, then headed to downtown Chicago in search of their one-and-only true loves forever: the members of whichever rock band was touring through town. Never mind that both girls still had braces, coke-bottle-thick glasses and had only just bought their first bras...they were fabulous, they felt beautiful, they were tiny ladies in shiny pants.

But as an all grown up and a successful writer and producer, Jill came to look back on her tiny self and share her shiny tales with fondness, absurdity, and obsessive-compulsive attention to even the most embarrassing details. From the highly personal (conflating her own loss of virginity and the Kobe Bryant accusations), to the political (what she has in common with Monica Lewinsky and Chandra Levy), to the outrageously Los Angelean (why women wear huge diamonds and what they must do to get them),Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants is a classic genre-defying combination of personal essay and memoir, or a hilarious, unruly and unapologetic evaluation of society, religion, sex and love.

Biography

Jill Soloway is a comedian, playwright, feminist, Emmy-nominated TV writer and award-winning director. She was a writer for Six Feet Under for four seasons, after coming to the attention of Alan Ball when he read her short story ‘Courtney Cox’s Asshole’ (originally written as a joke for a friend). She is also the creator and writer of Transparent, inspired by her father when he came out as transgender.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.