Commuting and writing from Northern California.
The performance of the narrator is fantastic and so is the story line.
It's funny LOL, so much so tears were flowing and a tragic story, one that is all to familiar (well somewhat). I loved it so much, I bought copies for my friends and family.
Thank you for your witty story and voice to tell this. Much appreciated.
Tied for first. One of my favorite all time!
Hearing her stories from her childhood reminded me so much of my childhood. It brought back memories I had long forgotten. She is so witty and hilarious. I have since started following her blog and I am often brought to tears from laughing so hard.
I couldn't stop listening except to hit the pause button to calm my laughing before people in public thought I was crazy.
This is one of the best memoirs I have ever read (or listened to). I can't even begin to describe this woman's life -- just read the book.
I have two quibbles. I am neither a prude nor the grammer police, but if Ms. Lawson would have cut the use of the f-bomb by half and the number of "totallys" by three-quarters, it would have been a five-star book. Basically, those f-in words just get to be like totally boring after a while, basically. :)
Jennie Lawson is an amazing writer of the humorous strange things of her life. I read the print book at had to put it down at times because I was laughing so hard. Content-wise, this book is a winner~
Authors reading their own material can find it tricky. Lawson is not a polished speaker - I attended a live reading and book-signing, and she both spoke too quickly and swallowed her words - all the marks of someone who could use a bit of training and be fabulous.
The book suffers the same problems. I didn't find her accent an issue at all, but the speed of her speech, the slides of words means that she sometimes just stomps past her punchlines.
And one enormously distracting performance issue is the singing of the chapter titles - they are WAY TOO LOUD (hey Audible, I CAN HEAR HER!), and therefore even more annoying. Next time, just say the title normally.
Offbeat and funny in a twisted neurotic way, think of a feminist David Sedaris with more taxidermy and your halfway there.
Maybe, I thought that it was WAY too much rambling and the stories just kept going and going and going. She reads very fast so you really have to pay attention to what's she's saying.
Probably not. I think she reads way to fast.
Disappointment for sure. Her blog is so funny. And frustration. All of the stories just keep dragging and she never gets to the point.
I've been reading her blog since the Accidental Christmas miracle of St. James Garfield and have been looking forward to this book for a long time.(check it out on her blog, it's not in the book.)
Tina Fey, Winston Churchill
The extra chapter (not in the book) about her job as a snowcone barrista.
the origin of the "vagina" drinking game.
While it had its moments, overall I found the author's portrayal of her life to be fairly trite and, ultimately, annoying. Her narration didn't help--shrill and overacted. I played the last half of the book as background noise.
It could have been funnier.
Well, a word ending with "ing" is pronounced ing, not ingk, for one thing.
There were some mildly amusing stories, and it was light so easy to listen to while driving, but it really just wasn't that funny. Maybe I just expected too much.
I have friends who love the author's blog, who follow it daily and who think she is a very funny writer. Based on their recommendation, I picked up this book.
I want my credit back.
The author's experiences are probably interesting enough, except she colors it by all these witty interludes, in a "Look at me! Look at how clever I am!" style. I really feel this book would have been better served by an editor that would have trimmed it down by 1/3.