Lemon Grove, CA, United States | Member Since 2011
Jenny Lawson is so random, its hilarious. Her stories are uber bizarre and extremely entertaining.
Her stories from childhood and adult life, oh heck, the whole whole book. I especially liked her affinity for stuffed dead animals in costume and the wacky names she gave them.
I felt very uncomfortable when she sang the intros to the songs, but that may be a personal problem more than anything.
Girl Gone kept me at the edge of my seat, full of twists and I couldn't wait to hear how it ends. The performance is really excellent. The readers really were Amy and Nick and I loved how my perceptions of the characters changed throughout the book. I will say that this story does not have a happy ending and at some points, is rather depressing. But as a whole, the story was very dramatic and compelling and I really want to see the movie.
I was on a roll listening to audiobooks until I got to this one. I cannot seem to get through it. First of all, there is no story and its really hard to follow what the author is talking about. Her writing and descriptions are what I can only call ethereal. That is both a positive in that her descriptions are unique and verbose, but also negative in that its like following someone's dream. I am about 3 hours into the book and I cann't fathom what the author talks about for another 5 hours! The concept of writing down 1000 blessings is inspiring but the book only seems to be somewhat about that so far. My biggest complaint is that I imagine the author must have a gap in her teeth (no offense) because anytime she pronounces an S, there is a high pitch noise and it makes my ears burn and the hair on my arms stand on end. I am going to continue to try and limp through this audiobook until my credit renews and I can get a new one. I'm bummed - I wanted to be inspired by this book.
The story was excellent and I loved hearing it from the dog, Enzo's perspective. My boyfriend says we all know how stories about animals end, and while that is true, I highly recommend this book. It doesn't leave you sobbing and hugging your own pet but leaves you feeling at peace. Enzo's story telling is vivid and complete. You are able to relate to his emotions and understanding without forgetting that he is a dog. More than anything, I enjoyed how much he loved and respected his owner. Definitely a good read, especially if you love dogs!!!
I did not know much about Rachel Dratch before this book. I had seen her on a few SNL episodes (I'm not a big fan of SNL) and on the first season of 30 Rock and then hadn't thought much about her since. Within the first few minutes of her book, I knew I was a fan of not only the book, but her too! She's got a fantastic sense of humor (especially about herself) and while her book is very funny, its also exceptionally honest. I really appreciated her openness about her self, her personal life, and her career.
I laughed a lot. But more than anything, I felt like the book ended with her happy and better off than the beginning. Being so invested in her story, I deeply wanted that for her.
Absolutely! First of all, because its hilarious. Second, because I have followed Jan Lancaster through her blogging and books for upwards of 6years now and it feels like she's talking to me. Third, did I mention its hilarious?!
Its a tie between Jen and Libby.
I absolutely loved this book. I listened to it all the way through twice and keep it downloaded on my phone to listen to portions whenever I feel drawn to. Its inspiring and Shauna's vivid reflections make the listener reflect on their own experiences as well. This book makes me feel relaxed and happy.
Her reading of the book is so poetic. It feels like a song.
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