Comedian and actress Arden Myrin delivers a hilarious and heartfelt memoir about navigating adulthood and her rise on the comedy scene despite an unconventional upbringing.
Arden Myrin is the product of not one, but two hasty decisions. Her paternal grandparents ran off and got married twenty-four hours after they met. Arden's parents did one better -- they married on a dare. Growing up in Arden's family, her dad ate nothing but sheet cake, while her mom was busy teaching a Cub Scout troop how to put on a Broadway musical. Oh, and she grew up in a small farm town called Little Compton, Rhode Island. Human population: 3,518. Cow population: 278. General Store: One. Stop Lights: Zero.
At nineteen, Arden packed her bags with stars in her eyes and landed at ImprovOlympic in Chicago, where for the first time in her life she felt like she finally made sense. After drinking in as much comedy experience (and Sea Breezes) as she could, Arden got her big break when she was cast on an NBC sitcom. She moved to Los Angeles, knowing no one, and quickly realized she had no clue how to be a fully-grown human adult on her own.
How do you date someone and not ruin it? How do you interact with people if you have a teeny bit of social anxiety? How do you stand up for yourself if you're a people pleaser? And most of all, how do you start to believe that you are enough?
From small town Rhode Island to accidentally kicking Courteney Cox in the face on a soundstage in Hollywood, Arden's hilarious, inspiring, and honest story shows readers how one totally unconventional upbringing might be the very thing one needs to thrive, all while showing up as your most outrageous, authentic self. Shout out to Little Compton!! Woot Woot!!!
About the Author
Arden Myrin is an actress, writer, nationally headlining standup comedian, and the host of the popular iHeartRadio Bachelor podcast Will You Accept This Rose? She can currently be seen on the smash hit Insatiable as Regina Sinclair (named one of the top 10 most binged shows on Netflix) and has appeared on Chelsea Lately, Mad TV, Shameless, Inside Amy Schumer, Orange Is the New Black, The Howard Stern Show, Grey's Anatomy, Key & Peele, and RuPaul's Drag Race, among others. Arden is from Little Compton, Rhode Island, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Dan and their kitties.
"I like to say, just do you and be you. Arden is not afraid to let her freak fly, and girl, does she let it ALL out in this book. Now it all makes sense. Everyone should read Little Miss Little Compton!"—Loni Love (The Real)
"Arden's work is delightfully odd and charming, just like her. She's managed to capture a hilarious and well-written snapshot of her off-kilter family in Little Miss Little Compton.—Kate Flannery (The Office)
"Arden Myrin is one of the funniest people I know. Insightful and hilarious; if I knew how to read, I would read this book."
—Dana Gould (The Simpsons)
"Arden Myrin is a tiny person with a giant sense of humor. Little Miss Little Compton is a medium-ish-sized book with all the funny bits. Read it right now."—David Wain (Role Models, Wanderlust, Wet Hot American Summer)
"Arden and her book are brilliantly funny head to toe. And joyful. She's twisted and edgy and fearless, but her exuberance is what makes Little Miss Little Compton so special."—Michael Showalter (Writer/Director of Wet Hot American Summer, Director of The Big Sick)
"I had the pleasure of working with the lovely Arden Myrin for many years on Chelsea Lately and very few people exude her kind of genuine joy. You can't help but smile when she's around. I've also been lucky enough to hear firsthand accounts of Arden's colorful upbringing and I can't believe she's not batshit crazy. Well, maybe she is but she hides it well! Her book is hilarious, unique, and full of life. Anybody who gets the chance to read Little Miss Little Compton is in for a real treat and will no doubt leave wanting more!"—Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project, Netflix special Sweet N Salty)