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You'll Grow Out of It
You'll Grow Out of It | Jessi Klein
YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT hilariously, and candidly, explores the journey of the twenty-first century woman. As both a tomboy and a late bloomer, comedian Jessi Klein grew up feeling more like an outsider than a participant in the rites of modern femininity. In YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT, Klein offers-through an incisive collection of real-life stories-a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond. These include her "transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man," attempting to find watchable porn, and identifying the difference between being called "ma'am" and "miss" ("Miss sounds like you weigh ninety-nine pounds"). Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.
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OrangeMooseReads
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Found a few books at Dollar Tree today ... first up this one.
I‘ve seen and heard about this one hopefully it‘s good.

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saltwaterlit
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Hi Litsy 👋🏻 Sorry for being bad at posting. Since I‘ve been here last, I got a new full time job as a YA librarian! So far it‘s been fun but really busy and challenging. I haven‘t had so much time to read, but I‘m still going strong with audiobooks during my commute - here‘s what I‘m reading now!

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BornReadChicago
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I was flailing for awhile this month, choosing an audiobook - starting and casting aside several that just weren‘t doing it for me. I‘m SO GLAD Anne Jones mentioned You‘ll Grow Out of It on a recent episode of her From the Front Porch podcast! Indeed, this was HILARIOUS and made me guffaw repeatedly. ‘Ma‘am‘ was probably my favorite chapter- highly recommend 👍👍

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Librarian199509
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Mehso-so

This was disappointing. From everything about it it seemed it was going to be about a woman finding humor in being a non-traditional feminine woman. Instead it's about a woman who desperately wants to be the traditional idea of femininity. So for me, who says fuck you to gender norms, this was almost painful to read. Except from a technical standpoint it's really well written and not painful to read.

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BornReadChicago
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I was flailing for awhile this month, choosing an audiobook - starting and casting aside several that just weren‘t doing it for me. I‘m SO GLAD Annie Jones mentioned You‘ll Grow Out of It on a recent episode of her From the Front Porch podcast! Indeed, this was HILARIOUS and made me guffaw repeatedly. ‘Ma‘am‘ was probably my favorite chapter- highly recommend 👍👍

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I was unfamiliar with comedy writer and stand up comedian Jessi Klein prior to this, but I grabbed it on a friend‘s recommendation. Humorous personal stories are an audio dream. Klein amuses with essays about female expectations (both general and specific), her comedy career, and fertility struggles. My favorite essay was “Get the Epidural.” I wish I hadn‘t waited until hour 11 for mine. This collection was just what I needed. 👇🏻

britt_brooke By the way: I‘m so over reviews stating that an author is oblivious to her/his privilege as if it is something that has to be blatantly addressed. Everyone deserves to tell their story. Good freaking grief. 9mo
Mdargusch I agree! 👍🏼 9mo
britt_brooke @Mdargusch Thank you! 9mo
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Reggie https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD8uew4WQfk I found out about her on the Moth when she told her story about being an SNL writer. She‘s so funny. This video makes me like her even more. 9mo
britt_brooke @Reggie Such a funny clip! Thank you for the link. 💚 9mo
mdhughes72 I loved this book. 9mo
Megabooks Agree about the privilege for sure. This wasn‘t great for me, but I‘m glad you liked it!!! 9mo
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emyung
You'll Grow Out of It | Jessi Klein
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About midbook i abandoned ship. I know I will finish it, but perhaps an essay a day. I'm sitting here listening to this author complain about things she's blessed to have. I don't think she sees it as such. It's just life...a very privileged one. The cover of the book is cool though (the lipstick)

RaimeyGallant Good to know. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Beckys_Books
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Mehso-so

Maybe because our life experiences have been so different, but this collection of essays made me feel sorry for Jessi Klein. She came across to me as judgemental (of herself and others) and unhappy. While she was brutally honest in this book she didn't need to be. For example, I can't help but think her son will not ever want to know she masturbated to porn while pregnant with him. But, what do I know? To each her own.

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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

This memoir/essay collection by comedy writer and comedian Jessi Klein really didn‘t work for me. While funny in places, I really couldn‘t relate to her. She comes across as not knowing herself terribly well and finds substance use funny in a way it isn‘t. There are some good spots, or this would have been a pan.

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Clwojick
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I am loving the cover of You‘ll Grow Out Of It! 👄

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GypsyKat
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Mehso-so

I had never heard of Jessi Klein before so I went into this with no expectations, which was probably best. Apparently she‘s a stand up comedian, so one would think this would be really funny, but I only found it mildly amusing. For someone who calls herself a feminist, there‘s a disturbingly staggering amount of gross generalizations about gender, and gender stereotypes. This was superficial and just kind of meh. Not terrible, just not very good.

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GypsyKat
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I‘m starting this one on Audible today. I‘ve gotten so much into the habit of listening to audiobooks anytime I do things around the house, that the thought of doing laundry without one is anxiety inducing. 😂

tracey38 I've started listening to them when I get ready for work in the mornings. 2y
bookaholic1 I love to walk an listen. I also look forward to long drives to listen as well 2y
Hoopiefoot @tracey38 Me too! It makes ironing, eating breakfast, packing my bag, etc more enjoyable and makes me get up a little earlier so I can listen & relax 2y
tracey38 @Hoopiefoot it gives me something positive to keep me from thinking about my upcoming work day. 😉 2y
GypsyKat @bookaholic1 @bookaholic1 @Hoopiefoot Yes! Some days as soon as I wake up I turn one on! 2y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Finished this last week. These were essays about the author‘s life. It was a fun read for my commute but not much more than that. I thought it would be funnier. She talks a lot about being a woman and growing up as a tomboy so I‘m going to use it for #booked2018 #bodypositivememoir

Cinfhen Nice progress for #booked2018 ❣️😉 2y
ElishaLovesBooks @Cinfhen Thanks! Working on the #cozymystery and then I‘ll be done with this season! 😊 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I think a couple of folks have picked this one for that prompt. Good job! 🙌🏻 2y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Went on a 4 mile #audiorun with this book. Super windy but in the 40‘s and sunny. It was so nice to be outside! This book is pretty entertaining so far. 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

Ingerella I love to run with an audiobook. In fact I get stressed if I don't have one ready to go! This morning I started The Good Daughter, by Karin Slaughter. It definitely kept me occupied while I ran today. 2y
Crowcrumbs This looks like it might be relatable and fun! 2y
ElishaLovesBooks @Ingerella I like to rotate between audiobooks and angry music depending on my mood! 😂 @Crowcrumbs It is!! It‘s not LOL funny all the time but definitely has very funny moments! And the 80s/90s references are awesome too! 2y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Funny and truthful, Jessi Klein talks about her life from work and comedy to trying to have kids. Essays on her life that are related but not all in order.

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shanebeth
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I really enjoyed comedienne Jessi Klein‘s sharp, funny essay collection, ranging in topics from wedding dress shopping to baths. I never knew footnotes could be so hilarious. Bonus recommendation: Jessi voices one of the characters on Netflix‘s comedy series Big Mouth, for which the tagline is, “coming of age all over the place.” 😂 It‘s been one of my favorite shows this year.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I happened upon this audiobook by chance. It was available at the library. I needed a new audiobook. I had heard of it a time or two. I found this funny, smart, and at times it made me uncomfortable in a "I can't believe she said that out loud" kinda way. Which is entirely the point.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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That one time I got a wild goose hair up my butt and decided to fold all this laundry while drinking my morning coffee.

Now just sitting here listening to my audiobook, sipping, and wondering who is going to put it all away. 😂

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cariashley
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Finished this fantastic memoir on my #audiorun today. I absolutely loved it and was laughing out loud throughout; such a pleasant surprise as I couldn‘t remember why I even downloaded it. I‘m also happy to be back up to running 3 miles, albeit slowly, after several years of laziness! 😊🏃‍♀️

LectricSheep I‘m just learning how to run! How do you pick good audiobooks to listen to? I‘d love to “read” while jogging, but I‘ve been afraid it‘ll throw me out of what little rhythm I have. 😂 I‘m getting bored of music though! 2y
MrBook Nice!!! 👍🏻 2y
cariashley @LectricSheep when I last ran regularly (7 years ago 😯) I only listened to music, but I wasn‘t an audiobooker then. When I started again a few months ago I‘d just throw on whatever audiobook I was in the middle of, and I‘ve kind of retrained myself to be used to it over music. It‘s a real waste-no-minute-not-reading approach but it‘s working for me, which was surprising! 2y
cariashley @MrBook thank you!! 😁 2y
LectricSheep Awesome! I‘ll have to give it a try. Thanks for the perspective! (edited) 2y
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HippieChickHomeschool
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Mehso-so

Nothing special. An easy listen if you just want something to distract you while doing the dishes.

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Moonchild_booknerd89
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Hehe loved it so great!

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Iindseyo
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If you enjoyed Jessi Klein's essay collection, do yourself a favor and listen to her conversation with Casey Wilson on The Longest Shortest Time #podcast. Funny and thoughtful! (Also why is the cropping feature the worst??)

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LectricSheep
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Almost done with Jessi Klein's collection of essays. She's funny, and I've enjoyed listening, but I find her insecurities grating after a while, so I've had to listen in small chunks. Her essay on all women being inherently "wolves" or "poodles" got especially on my nerves. ??‍♀️I'm just not a fan of categorizing people like that.

Ashley_Nicoletto Yesss! How can all women be one of two things? Nope. 🙄 3y
Notafraidofwords I felt the same. Some essays were better than others. 3y
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nikirtehsuxlol
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all the yes's. big fan of all the pages. #lol

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jlondon1963
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Great #audiobook narrated by the author. Funny and has great potential to create a new t-shirt for women "#Get The Epidural!"

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AlizaApp
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Short, sweet, and very funny. Memoir in essay/anecdote form in the vein of Lena Dunham or Tina Fey.

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nikirtehsuxlol
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Name has *not* been changed 😂

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nikirtehsuxlol
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#dying 😆 also I had to crop my power bill out of the photo god I'm such a wolf but if you've read the book you probably are too

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nikirtehsuxlol
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I don't doubt it 😂

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nikirtehsuxlol
You'll Grow Out of It | Jessi Klein

To me there has always been something vaguely miserable about bathing. The soaking, the sitting, the water getting dirty and cold, then inevitable random hair floating up against your skin, the pruning. It always makes me feel like I am stewing up the worlds saddest soup out of myself.

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Mackypup
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Started this audiobook on the drive back from dropping my daughter back at college. I must have looked like an idiot to the other drivers- I was alone in the car and laughing so hard! Such a funny book!

monalyisha I've been looking for good audiobooks for my new commute. Adding this one! Thanks. 😊 3y
Mackypup @monalyisha A lot of people said it was just *meh*...but I am easy to please! Hope you like it!😄 3y
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kaykay521
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Mehso-so

Meh....😐, some of the essays in this book were pretty funny, others didn't quiet hit the mark with me. Still, it was a fast, amusing read. #LitsyAtoZ #MyYPick

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mdhughes72
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Frequently clever and amusing, occasionally laugh out loud funny, and always painfully honest. Bonus: who knew that -- although I'm not a New York Jew -- Jessi and I had so much in common? I've been a fan since I saw her on The Showbiz Show with David Spade, though I never knew much about where she came from or went afterward. Haven't enjoyed a memoir from a female comedian this much since Bossypants.

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mdhughes72
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'The number one symptom of being old is caring whether someone thinks you're old.'

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Nuwanda
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Mehso-so

This one was just okay for me. A few essays had me laughing, especially the one about poodles vs. wolves. However, I didn't feel like Klein's is a unique enough voice to warrant a memoir, and ultimately this wasn't terribly memorable.

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterY

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Jbakesmcgee3
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️loved the story about wanting to smear cake all over her ex bf's apartment 😂

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Jbakesmcgee3
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Starting today!

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Lindy
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A comedian's enjoyable memoir; plus the audiobook is narrated by the author. For fans of Amy Schumer (Klein writes for her show) and Tina Fey.

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Lindy
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... but everything I tried on made me look like someone half-assing a Stevie Nicks Halloween costume, and at the end of my appointment my friend Kate and I fled to go get drunk.

saresmoore Hahahaha! 3y
Sue What is going on with the cockatoo?? 3y
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Lindy
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Jessi Klein: I went on WebMD, always the right thing to do..."

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ModestMitch93
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Recommended by my girlfriend. Really funny read.

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Ehbooklover
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Mehso-so

I'm not really sure how to rate this one. I loved some chapters. Others bored me to tears. But more often than not, the author's humour made me laugh out loud and that's always a good thing. Plus I really liked her fun, down-to-earth writing style.

Notafraidofwords I felt the same. 3y
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Tamarity
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Read the first essay, totally agree...baths ARE gross...

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HighShelfEsteem
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I am loving the mother-f-ing crap out of this book! SO many quotable lines but I'm listening to the audio so I need to get my hands on the print copy before I share my faves.

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LibrarianRenee
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Sunday read

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ModestMitch93
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Yup.

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Lizzyg4
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My #pinkcover #riotgram is 100% from my TBR list

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Megabooks
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Panpan

Well, there's about 4.5 hours of my life that I will never get back. Reading this "humor" book for the second time (first audio), I actually went from so-so to active dislike. I only truly LOLed twice in a 7+ hour audiobook. And she narrated with a straight up weird cadence. Not #ArmchairAudie worthy for sure! #LitsyPartyofOne Book 1 @Ambrosnazzy

LitHousewife Boo!!! Thanks for taking one for the team. 🙂 3y
Megabooks @LitHousewife I'm just glad I don't own it! 3y
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Megabooks
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Continued my #LitsyPartyofOne at dinner, which I never take a picture of! But I had a burrito bowl from Moe's. Kinda like a Southern Chipotle but more choices in components.

I'm listening to this book for the #ArmchairAudies humor category, and it is even less funny as an audiobook than text. (I read it this summer.) The name of this chapter is how I feel about the book. ☹️👎🏻

Kangaj1 I miss Moe's so much. We moved away. 😂 3y
Megabooks @MelissaJ It's very good!! 3y
Bookzombie We had a Moe's briefly but it closed. ☹️ 3y
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MooseGurl
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This book is SO GOOD. It's like going with your best girlfriend for a nice espresso and a donut and not giving a fuck about carbs.

Pagesflutter Jessi Klein is so. funny. I'm going to look into getting this one! 3y
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