Lizz Free or Die: Essays
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Lizz Winstead is co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and one of the founders of Air America Radio. A performer and stand-up comedian, she frequently appears on MSNBC, CNN, and Comedy Central. She lives in Brooklyn. Learn more at www.lizzwinstead.com or follow her on twitter @lizzwinstead.

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"Sharply witty and iconoclastic."-Elle

"Searching and lively ... and moving. ... Ms. Winstead writes with a feel for the sound of words." - The New York Times

"Engaging...Winstead proves that she's got a writer's touch."-Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Charming... with insight and understated humor."-Mother Jones

"A sometimes-hilarious look at a woman who often plunged into life without much forethought but kept on going."-St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Lizz Winstead is a sharp-witted truth-teller, and Lizz Free or Die will inspire anyone who has ever talked back to the television or wished they could come up with satire as insightful as The Daily Show. It's also a book about family, friendship and a zest for comedy that transcends political differences. In good times and bad, Winstead found her way by going toward the light and the laughter."-Ms. Magazine

"Lizz Winstead is down-to-earth and wonderful and nice...read her book. You'll start to think the same thing."-Bust Magazine

"[An] indelible, hilarious, often poignant romp."-American Way

"Political satirist and stand-up comedian Winstead... [is] shrewdly observant, linguistically adept, bravely soul-baring, and caustically smart."-Booklist

"Funny, thoughtful... recommended."-Library Journal

"Intelligent and witty...with honesty and humor."-Publishers Weekly

"With this book, Lizz Winstead takes us on a hilarious, honest, moving and insightful journey. It is the journey of a funny, fearless woman as she finds her voice and shares it with the world."-Arianna Huffington

"Reading Lizz Winstead's hilarious collection of very personal essays somehow leaves you changed. You laugh, and yet there are nutrients in her words."-Sarah Silverman

"Lizz Winstead has written a fantastically readable collection. I really did laugh, and then, I really did cry. Most important, though, I found someone I can leave my dogs with, should I have to flee the country." - Julie Klam

"Lizz Free or Die is brilliantly funny and razor sharp. Lizz Winstead observes our times with candor, hope and a gimlet eye. She is a national treasure."-- Adriana Trigiani

"Reading Winstead is like hanging out with Winstead: invigorating, infuriating, and hilarious." -- Patton Oswald

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