I have read/listened to dozens of memoirs, bios, and auto-bios. Never have I not liked a person so much. For someone who wants to join the Peace Corp and save the world - Eve complains, whines, and carries on as if she didn't expect to be in a third world country surrounded by people who think white people are strange and don't speak English.
The only reason I finished this book was because I hoped at some point along the way she would redeem herself of the constant moaning and grousing - but no - she surprised me and ended up worse.
Very disappointed... I've listened to many "guilty pleasure" memoirs, and this is a toss up for worst memoir ever (tied with First Comes Love, then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life byEve Brown-Waite).
The chapters didn't really blend together and in one case - she's talking about hating pill-popping mommies in one chapter but the very next she's trying to become one.
The stories were somewhat cute - but the random way they were thrown together and the way they were laid out didn't make for a great read. Maybe this was a book better suited to actual reading instead of listening.
Maybe. I was not happy with the narrator. I'm not sure if it was an accent or just her was of speaking - but there were certain words she would say (almost always at the end of sentence) which made me cringe. Of course - it could have been the material. There were several parts written playwrite style which must have been difficult... but - her voice wasn't snarky enough to carry the zinger lines or to swear.
Glad Audible offers refunds.
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