Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri is the queen of awkwardness. She didn’t audition for “America’s Next Top Model” and become a yodeling champion without a high tolerance for the sound of people laughing. And, as it turns out, building up your ability to embrace awkwardness can be a kind of superpower during difficult times… if you know how to use it.
ALEXANDRA PETRI is a humorist and writer for the Washington Post. She is the author of the book “A Field Guide to Awkward Silences” and a former contestant on Jeopardy! She has extensive knowledge on many topics, but none greater than her knowledge of puns.
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