While reading this book...and now that I'm finished, I can't get it out of my mind. The real life characters of the story have taken hold of me & I feel like I'll never be the same again. Simply the best audiobook I've bought to date.
1. Dear Jen Kirkman, please don't do anymore silly baby voices. I literally wanted to vomit each time you did this awful voice.
2. This book is very similar a boring diary, with details that NOBODY gives a ___ about.
3. The reviewers who liked this book are either friends of the author, or idiots who are easily entertained.
4. OH GOD. She just did the baby voice again.
5. I pray that Kirkman's standup is better than her insanely uninteresting story-telling
6. I am returning this book.
I feared this book would just be a silly retelling of celebrity gossip - but sometimes a lighthearted audiobook is what I'm looking for, so I got it anyway.
The very personal stories from her actual life blew me away. Was not expecting that.
I liked Kathy Griffin before. I think I might actually love her now!
p.s. andy dick story ....f-ing PERFECT.
p.p.s. not giving it 5 stars because (((and i know this is tiresome to hear)) Tina Fey's similar book was just so much better. But, Tina's book is better than EVERY book in its category, so i realize this is an unfair comparison :)
I feel bad for the next book I listen to. It will most likely get an unfair "meh" review because it's following something so brilliant.
The author narrates. I'm not sure anyone else could have done the it justice. 5 stars is a puny rating for the perfection of her narration.
I loved the narrator. LOVE...LOVE....LOVE
Story was very good. Easy listen.
I don't give 5 stars overall to anything that didn't rock my world. This book isn't going to rock anyone's world. But, as a retoucher with hours spent in front of a computer, this book made those hours FUN.
Let's put it this way: I liked the book enough to listen to the whole thing and never considered returning it. BUT, I didn't rush out to find more titles by this author when I was done....
Narrator was great. That always has a huge impact on the overall enjoyment :)
Very easy listen. Loved the part about CVS/Drugstore beauty product therapy..... I've referenced this book several times, which is usually a sign that a book was good, dontcha think?
This was sort of a random purchase. I'm not a huge Rob Lowe fan - although I like his work....just not a super fan or anything. But, I do love biographies, so I thought "whatever, I can return it if it's not good...." And then it was good. It was REALLY good.
Funny, thought provoking and quote worthy.
At first, you think the build up of storyline will culminate in something wildly dramatic....b/c we've been raised to look for red herrings in writing & foreshadowing, it's tough to switch your mindset to one of just listening and being present with the reader. There are no dramatic twists or adrenaline fueled finales to chapters. ....There is plenty of action, but the storytelling is wholly un-manipulative. I really liked it.
....and I plan on listening to it again - which is always the true test as to whether I loved a book.
The opening section about her discovering "the feeling" is so funny and insightful & so extremely daring that its worth the price of the book. Chelsea is hilarious & clearly fearless.
Narration is OK. I've heard some god awful narration so i couldn't put it in the 1 or 2 stars with that category of "unlistenable". Still, the narration was just ok.
Story really belongs in a much shorter book. I'm sure the story is actually very very good - but she draws it out with detailed accounts of things that we just don't care about hearing. There's a constant refrain about how she likes to eat clean & is forced to eat things she doesn't want to eat. It's exhausting to listen to mundane comments about how you don't like a certain type of food. I feel like I'm at my friend's house & her 5 year old is protesting that night's dinner.
Seriously, I have to believe this story gets better - but I can't make it through a minute longer.
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