Jenny Slate Is Writing a Book of Feminist Fables

Slate in “Landline

Who doesn’t want to be Jenny Slate’s Bff? If you’re delighted by the “Landline” actress’ stories about going to astronomy class high and faking illnesses to get attention as a middle child, you’re in luck. Slate is writing a book. According to Entertainment Weekly, she signed a deal with Little, Brown and Company that sees her penning a feminist essay and fable collection.

Scheduled for publication in 2019, the as-yet untitled book will “explore what it’s like to be female in a misogynistic culture,” EW writes. “The witty and at times fantastical book imagines the perspectives of other preyed-upon creatures (a deer venturing into a meadow; a globe of fruit plucked from its branch), invites us into the haunted house of her childhood, and celebrates the power of being vulnerable and open, even in the face of rejection and fear.”

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