Wilson’s first memoir is, at first blush, as big and kooky as one of the characters she has crafted or portrayed ... Her humorous writing flows in a rapid-fire, conversational tone, but underneath the laughs, the constant, human, and very relatable undercurrent becomes more apparent: this is also a woman seeking her footing through the grief of losing her mother and finding her place in the world.
The Wreckage of My Presence kicks off with an essay that zigzags from archly funny to matter-of-fact to poignant and back again, nicely setting the tone for the 20 essays that follow ... Throughout, Wilson is forthright about everything from her romantic regrets to her experiences with depression and anxiety. She’s successful in many arenas (screenwriting, comedy, movies, TV, podcasting) but views herself as a work in progress, whether as a mother of two, wife, colleague or friend. Her voice in The Wreckage of My Presence is funny and bold, occasionally manic or melancholy, and always hilarious and heartfelt. Fans will turn the last page wanting more.
Casey Wilson's book of essays welcomes readers inside the mind of the very confident celebrity ... Wilson's essays touch on light topics – like eating all her dinners in bed and her dad's decision to get a perm – but also tackle tougher subjects including her mom's sudden death from a heart attack and her elder son's health issues.