I'm a huge fan of Ellen's sweet humor and I enjoyed getting away from the world's problems for a few hours while listening to this book. It sure helps to have the actual author as narrator.
Okay, I knew this book wasn't going to make me bend over in laughter like Tina Fey's Bossypants, but I was delightfully surprised at how many times I did laugh aloud. Rachel told many of the backstories of her life with her own type of humor and I found myself quickly returning to the book whenever I had a quiet moment to myself. I love authors who narrate their own books and seek them out. Glad I took a chance with this one. Saturday Night Live was in the background of my teen years and I always admired this woman's talent. Rachel, your leading lady role awaits you!
This book was a delight--the short stories were unique, surprising, and beautifully written, not to mention laugh out loud funny. Novak is a genius and I will seek out his work in the future.
I devour books like this, no pun intended. I'm a foodie that enjoys Anthony's sharp writing and humor. This book was so much more enjoyable to me than Kitchen Confidential. He's an older, wiser man and it's reflected in a more introspective writing. I especially enjoyed his thoughts on vegans--so funny and true. Also, I love the fact that this book was narrated by the actual author. That makes a huge difference to me when selecting books.
Boy, did I need this book! I can't wait to re-listen to it in about one month to make sure I've extracted every laugh possible. Love the fact that she narrated this book--I felt like she was in my kitchen gabbing away, making me laugh my guts out! Might have to buy a box of Depends before I listen to it again. Sure beats turning on the news.
I only started this book because Oprah recommended it. The characters and narration bored me from the beginning and then it got worse. I decided I didn't want to waste any more "life" hours listening to this book. I gave it at least 12 hours since I had paid good money for it but once I made the decision to move on, I felt so happy! I downloaded "The Help" and felt enriched by that listening experience. I will definitely read more reviews before choosing my selections in the future.
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