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What’s new: ‘Voyeur’s Motel’ by Gay Talese, Jessi Klein’s comedy essays

"Inside Amy Schumer" writer Jessi Klein's "You'll Grow Out of It." Photo Credit: Grand Central

THE VOYEUR’S MOTEL, by Gay Talese. In 1980, just before publishing “Thy Neighbor’s Wife,” Talese was contacted by Gerald Foos, a voyeuristic Colorado motel owner who routinely spied on his guests. Talese visited Foos and the motel, and read Foos’ written reports of what he saw — including, he said, a murder. The resulting book has already stirred a controversy, after discrepancies were found in Foos’ accounts. (Grove Press, $25)

YOU’LL GROW OUT OF IT, by Jessi Klein. The head writer of “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central gets a star turn of her own with this collection of 24 comic essays. “Tom Man” reveals what happens when a tomboyish girl doesn’t “grow out of it,” “Anthropologie” analyzes her obsession with the store that “feels like the manger in which Zooey Deschanel was born,” and “Get the Epidural” advocates for . . . well, you moms know. (Grand Central, $26)

SARONG PARTY GIRLS, by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. In the spirit of Kevin Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asians” comes this novel set in Singapore and narrated by Jazzy, a 27-year-old determined to land a wealthy white expat husband and have a Eurasian child — or “Chanel baby” in the local parlance. The novel is full of such colorful “Singlish,” the Singaporean patois of English, Malay, Mandarin and other tongues. (William Morrow, $25.99)

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