The cadence of Chelsea's voice rules. She tells a story with strength and comedy, doing the voices for everyone involved in the conversation. Chelsea's stories are a bit absurd, a bit cynical and altogether hilarious.
My favourite scene would have to be the conversation between a semi-drunk younger Chelsea and a police officer on the side of the road. Her depiction of herself is a great mixture of anxiety, fear and mostly bored and annoyed with being pulled over. When she tells the cop "You're becoming a real nightmare you know that?" I laughed out loud at my desk at work.
Yes, and I did.
Yes, it's a complicated topic, and the author reading the book makes the feminist dialogue easier to understand. It is more like having a conversation with Peggy, discussing opinions of gender instead of reading a long lecture.
When she discusses allowing her daughter to have choice, instead of coercing her towards commercial femininity or coercing her away from it. I though that was a very relevant and poignant passage as eventually it's a complicated issue and her daughter can be as typically feminine princess-y as she wants.
That it's important to discuss commercialization of media with your children so they can on some level engage with the socialization of gender, instead of commanding them to present their gender one way or another.
Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyable.
A very effervescent and enjoyable biography, Rachel, who reads her own biography has strong comedic timing and lends a great diction to her own words. I genuinely enjoyed her book and find her story interesting as especially she has had a difficult road to the career she has had to build for herself.
"Where were the Sullys and the Smittys?"
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