Probably. I love Jen Lancaster's spunk and I always get a kick out of how her snarky commentary comes through her characters.
Her non-fiction and personal stories are way better. They're much more snappy and often make me laugh aloud when listening to them.
It was a silly, lighthearted plot that was fun to listen to when I had an entire floor to tile. It was easy to follow, and I enjoyed myself. I would read this again on a rainy day for sure.
Think of this book like a made-for-tv movie: don't watch an ABC Family movie if you're looking for an A-List epic. It's got that teenage John Hughes / It's a Wonderful Life thing going on which is great if, like me, you love those random movies on the Disney Channel.
My life as a White Trash Zombie.
Good voice, well-paced. Just a weird story.
There were strange phrases littered throughout the narrative that kept puling me out of the story. "the wolf's lips pulled back and his tongue lolled as it bared its teeth and let out a low growl." How can the tongue be lolling in this scenario??? "with one motion, he slipped the blade back into it's sheath, sticky with blood." So it's sticky, but it slides easily? I found it confusing time and time again.
ironic hilarious re-readable
"eveloutionarilly questionable rotating teeth"
His enthusiasm and sarcasm played through the characters perfectly!
Laugh - more than once!
Could not love this book more. I started it over as soon as I finished and it's even funnier the second time around. Completely brilliant!
Carrington MacDuffie's voice droned on so slowly, I actually had to put my iPod on double-time just to get through the rambling internal debates and baggage the main character was struggling with. I would avoid future books with her narrating.
Be alive! She sounded like Ben Stein at times!
Irritation. I loathe books where you're supposed to sympathize with the protagonist for being an adulterer. I feel like the author "bailed out" the protagonist; for some reason when the protagonist discovers that her husband "cheated first" her indiscretions were all justified and she becomes the victim. Wtf. Seriously.
Try "The Undomestic Goddess" if you want a fun bait-and-switch story.
I LOVE when authors read their own books! Tina Fey is a true actor and it comes out in every word of her book. Her words are incredibly full of life and inflection and innuendo and overall I found Bossypants easy to follow, and hard to put down!
Responding to fan mail she found on completely random message boards on the net. Man, i wish I could take criticism with that kind of grace.
This book encompasses all the reasons I love Stephen King. So many books try to make so many things happen at once that it quickly turns to chaos. Stephen King takes a single event and then turns it into a This book encompasses all the reasons I love Stephen King. So many books try to make so many things happen at once that it quickly turns to chaos. Stephen King takes a single event and then turns it into a character study of human psychology. There are vast expanses of time where no "action" is happening, and yet you are gripped by the interactions between the forces of good and evil in people's minds and how their intentions play out. Completely engrossing and (if you have the time) definitely worth more than one read!
Despite the catchy title and interesting premise, I found my mind drifting after the first 20 minutes of this book. It is clearly trying to capitalize on the success of "Freakonomics" but unfortunately does not engage a reader with no economic background. While "Freakonomics" strives to make economics weird and interesting to the common man, this book feels like it was written for people interested in the finer technical points of economics. There were times when it felt distinctly textbook-y. So 2 stars for effort.
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