In this hilarious collection, you'll find essays like “Thoughts About My First Agent’s Girlfriend’s Vagina”, wherein Olivia skewers what it’s like to live in Hollywood. In “Sex: What You Can Do to Help Yourself Have More of It”, she frankly gets down to the business of getting it on, including advice on how to appropriately wrap it and bag it.
In “What to Do When the Robots Invade (Yes, When!)” Olivia offers valuable information on...what to do when the robots invade! And just when you thought she couldn’t get any more geeky, she can. This book also includes such handy treasures as a timeline of great moments in geek history and an unofficial FAQ section.
Suck It, Wonder Woman! brings Olivia Munn’s unique humor, incredible wit, and lightning-fast costume changes to a world that needs more scrapbooking, sea monkeys, and, for the love of God, a freakin' hoverboard!
©2010 Olivia Munn with Mac Montadon (P)2010 Macmillan Audio
So there are funny parts and lots of them. However, more than once I noticed the author was speaks directly to a very specific audience, that of the teenage boy. I mean she never addresses her reader as female but on several occasions does as male. Not that I care so much but as a female listener, I felt a little excluded and like this part wasn't for me. I get that maybe her target audience is the prepubescent male, but why exclude others who want to laugh too. Throw us an acknowledgement occasionally too.
Also, at least once or twice the author/narrator says "I'm not going to read this part. You need to go buy the book." Which really bothers me because didn't I just pay money to listen to an "unabridged" version of this book? Doesn't that mean that every word should be read? So basically, the narration cheats the listener and is constantly asking the listener to go buy more of her stuff. Maybe I would but not when that's the message I'm getting every half hour or so.
All in all, this is a mindless, occasionally comical listen, which was mostly what I was expecting and wanting at the time.
I feel like you can always find something good in any book and like Olivia Munn, but this book was just plain lousy. It was completely fragmented and the language was foul to put it mildly. I don???t mind salty language if it advances the story or fits, but f***???n f*** yeah is pointless no matter how you look at it. Olivia is talented and funny and this failed miserably to show that. And why did she feel the need to constantly pimp her book?!? I honestly feel like I was ripped off by this book.
I like Munn. I watched her on AOTS, and know she has the geek cred, and she's hot, so that helps, right? I was expecting a book about her time growing up in the midwest as an Asian kid, how she got to Hollywood, and eventually ended up on AOTS. I got about half that, and then a big jump to "this guy hit on me, then this guy hit on me, then this other guy hit on me..." And probably two of the things she's known best for, her Playboy shoot and the jump into the pie, she incessantly complains about. I felt like half of the book was written by one person, and the other half by someone else. Maybe I was expecting something different and since I didn't get what I expected, I was disappointed. I also thought the book ended a bit quickly, and agreed with some other folks that didn't like the couple of "you should really buy the book" additions. If you have an interest in Olivia, you'll enjoy the book, but don't expect too much past her high school years if you're looking for a true auto-biography.
Love her! This is the type of role model we need for girls. She is hilarious and so entertaining that you feel like she is doing stand-up for you.(Sooo unlike a lot of the automatron narrators.)
When's the sequel?!?
I bought this book for two reasons: #1 I liked the Anthony Bourdain books, especially Kitchen Confidential, and #2 Olivia Munn is a goofy, self-deprecating mega babe nerd. Unfortunately, this book is tedious, boring, and worst of all it is very obviously ghost written.
Even though it is read by the "author" it seems very insincere. She plays the "geek girl" role but makes a few reading errors that make it obvious the whole thing is nothing but a role.
Sadly, the self-deprecating charm becomes so embarrassingly confessional in parts that it was almost gross.
By the second hour of this book, I was ready to quit listening.
Although slightly amusing not a lot of insight or real content. Seems her new found celeb stat amongst the sex starved gamers has gone to her head. I certainly don't think it deserves the reviews or ratings it has gotten. Randomly jumps around and in the end no moral or story.
Thats just me perhaps
Great purchase! Great read from Olivia Munn. What makes Olivia so great is her personality and that pops out with this reading.
If you're an Olivia fan, this is a great purchase.
If you're new to Olivia, this will win you over and show you that's there's more to her than a pretty face...
Fun, surprisingly personal and totally worth it!
Rarely do I start listening from the beginning book and have to listen all the way through in one sitting. - I enjoyed this so much that is what I did. Love when authors do their own reading as well.
I'm a geologist and I use Audible books to while away long hours on the road... My pickup truck is my reading room!
A delightful series of essays - this is Comicon with serious insights, written by a pop icon who turns out to have (who would have guessed it) lots of traditional human sentiment. The chapter about her grandmother's death is something new in literature: true pathos described in teenage nihilistic slang. Sort of an updated "Catcher in the Rye", abreviated from novel to tweet as befits the age.
Only Munn herself could have read this book properly - no traditional reader could achieve the right sense of hip insoucience camouflaging intelligent reflection about the state of modern society.
If you're an old square like me, this is quick visit to youth culture that won't leave you completely disoriented.
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