I really enjoyed this book. As someone who LOVED Gone Girl I was intrigued to listen to something similar. The reviews of readers that said it was not as good as Gone Girl, made me hesitate in purchasing this book. I am so glad I went ahead and got it! It may not have been quite as good, but I think it was a solid, stand alone book that kept my interest and gave me the back and forth perceptive that I had enjoyed with Gone Girl.
The only thing I was praying for was the end of this book! I forced myself to finish it, thinking it would get better....it didn't! I just kept thinking there must be something to this book if it had such high ratings and The Oprah loved it, but I could just never find it. The author went into excruciating detail on the most ridiculous things that only she could care about-very boring and slow. Save yourself!
I love Chelsea and was excited to get this book. Sadly, it was one of the worst books I've ever listened to. I would have loved to have quit after the first few chapters but it's my personal commitment that if I'm going to review something I should at least finish it. Well, it never got better. I am not easily offended and the first half of the book was just gross and crass--not the least bit entertaining. If anything you felt sorry for her. Then, the last half was just plain boring. I'm sure she has led an exciting life and to think she found a publisher to put out these particular stories is amazing--don't waist your time or money--just check out her show.
I had seen the mixed reviews of this book, but decided to give it a try. Sadly, it was not worth my time. The author does have some special moments in her book that you can really connect to, but they are very few and far between. In fact, the majority of the book is spent in excruciating details of her privileged life and vacations with her family. It's almost as if she goes out of her way to "brag" about her lifestyle and left me feeling alienated unless I was in the "in" crowd of NY and CA. For instance, she can't just say she walked her dog. She has to say she walked her "Bouvier", which I had to google to even figure out what breed she was referring to. The sad part is after all these ridiculous details, she never sums up her point or what she's learned- or if she does, it's lost in the repetition of all her memories. The good parts could have been summed up in about 15 minutes--so the rest of the time it is a waste. I did suffer thru the entire book just to be fair--and it never got better. Trust the people who give this book a bad rating--they're right!!
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