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  • Feminasty

  • The Complicated Woman's Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death
  • By: Erin Gibson
  • Narrated by: Erin Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

A collection of hilarious personal essays and political commentary from the charming, feminist, and wickedly funny creator and host of the Throwing Shade podcast and TV Land show. Erin Gibson has a plan for women to make our future the one Beyonce already thinks we have. In Feminasty - titled after her nickname on Throwing Shade - she has written a collection of make-you-laugh-until-you-cry essays that expose the hidden rules that make life as a woman harder and deconstructs them in a way that's bold and funny and provocative.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nailed It

  • By L on 09-06-18

Delightful Diatribes

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I have to admit that, prior to reading this, I did not know of Erin Gibson, and now I am so glad that I do! Although the cover is cheeky, her jokes are searingly funny, and the delivery superb, but Gibson manages to make some depressing AF information not only digestible, but enjoyable.

This is a great “primer” for those who are new to feminism, younger women would do well to get on this, bc they’re the ones who will have to change the world. If it’s still here.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The BFG

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: David Walliams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants - rather than the BFG - she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was amazing!

  • By Amy on 03-14-14

My son is having me start it over.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-17

I think that the acting is fantastic, but I was curious whether the accents weren't sometimes a little too heavy for a child, but apparently not! Here we go! Again!

  • Girl Walks Out of a Bar

  • A Memoir
  • By: Lisa F. Smith
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916

Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in New York City when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload. Girl Walks Out of a Bar explores Smith's formative years, her decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helped my real struggle with alcohol.

  • By LARECIA R BRISENO on 02-20-17

If You Can Read The Title, You Get It

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-17

What disappointed you about Girl Walks Out of a Bar?

The author spends so much time talking about the desire to drink, and always in the same terms. It's redundant and left me feeling more annoyed by her than anything else.

Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa F. Smith again?

Probably not...

Would you be willing to try another one of Hillary Huber’s performances?

Ugh. That's a tough one. Maybe it was the way this actress was directed? But the monotonous delivery and lethargic pacing didn't really get me invested.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It definitely goes to show that anyone can write a memoir these days.

Any additional comments?

I wish I could return this for something else.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I'm Just a Person

  • By: Tig Notaro
  • Narrated by: Tig Notaro
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C. diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and then she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Hit with this devastating barrage, Tig took her grief onstage. Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, she broke new comedic ground, opening an unvarnished set with the words, "Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you? Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing and Real Story

  • By Brian on 06-22-16

Delightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-16

This is a great memoir, made even more enjoyable by Notaro's wry delivery.

At once devastating & hilarious, her story, as well as her attitude regarding the essential struggle of humanity is utterly refreshing in its universality.

Although the familial and personal nature of Tig's experience are more serious, fans of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling's books will likely enjoy this as well.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Landline

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,270

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply - but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her - Neal is always a little upset with Georgie - but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go without her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relationships are hard

  • By Valeria on 01-26-15

If I hadn't liked the B-Plot So Much...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-16

What would have made Landline better?

I think a lot of the weaknesses in the writing (a grown woman mooning over her unsympathetic curmudgeon of a husband, never mind the admittedly ridiculous device by which she decides to reevaluate) were accentuated by the saccharine and plodding narration.

Has Landline turned you off from other books in this genre?

No... I think it's been coming for a while. It's fun to explore coming-of-age, and I can very clearly remember thinking boys were the end-all-be-all, but stories that deal with grown women so willing to set aside their obvious passion and career goals for a dude that's been grumbling along for fifteen years? Pass. Also, how redundant can a book possibly be? It's not like this was a third installment where she needed to remind us who is who.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rebecca Lowman?

Oh, God. I mean, that's mean. Who knows if it was her, or the director or production people? I have no idea why it was so slow, but I think she has a great voice, and clearly has an ability to flow between characters clearly. Having not googled her, I would imagine she's either been doing this a long time, or has some great voice and speech training. It just wasn't for me. Not with this book.

What character would you cut from Landline?

What? - the characters were actually great. her parents, the silly true-to-age kids, her younger half sis, Seth, her Bestie Writing Partner... I just feel like she would have been happier with him. I didn't get "Neal... (Sigh) Neal, Neal, Neal..."

Any additional comments?

Maybe in five years she can write Voicemail, and it will be all about how she finally leaves Neal and everyone lives happier ever after...

3 of 4 people found this review helpful