End of the Week Roundup

All right, so I think I covered the best of the best biographies that I have read, and to sum it all up here’s the list that I suggest:

1)Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business–Sonny West

2)Neon Angel: Memoir of a Runaway–Cherie Currie

3)Life’s That Way–Jim Beaver

4)The Bedwetter–Sarah Silverman

5)Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, My Horizontal Life, and Are you there Vodka? It’s me, Chelsea—Chelsea Handler

6)Shootin’ the Sh** with Kevin Smith:The Best of Smodcast–Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier, also has another biography out that I’ve read, but can’t remember the name, but it was a daily journal about his life.

7)Female Serial Killers: How and why women become Monsters–Peter Vronksy

8 ) My Booky Wook: Russell Brand

Last but not least:

9) Terry Fox: His Story–Leslie Scrivener
And coming up soon on my own biography book list, a couple I haven’t got to yet:

Elvis: My Best Man–Chuck Crusafill

Unbearable Lightness: Portia DeRossi

My Booky Wook 2: This time it’s personal–Russell Brand

Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Royal Marriage–Gyles Brandreth

You’ll Never Blue Ball in this Town Again–Heather McDonald

If you have any biographies or books that you think i should be reading, please feel free to comment! I have a book list going of peoples suggestions, and even if I won’t get to them for awhile, I’ll eventually get there! 😀

Have a good weekend 🙂

Terry Fox: His Story–Leslie Scrivener

I’ve never really read anything about Terry Fox before, so I’m not really sure why I was drawn to this book. I was always really “meh” about Terry Fox, I knew that he was a national treasure, a hero, an amputee with a heart of gold. I never had an interest in him before and one day I decided that I should probably brush up on some Canadian history.

Terry Fox is supremely badass! I can barely get off the couch to answer the door and he ran across Canada with one leg. I’m so embarrassed in myself and so amazed by him at the same time.

I definitely recommend this book, not only does it give you a good sense of what happened on Terry’s Marathon of Hope, but it actually let’s you in on how he really was. I always thought he was some sort of golden boy where nothing bothered him and he was happily just running for cancer. That dude was in PAIN! And he was nice and humble for sure, but when he was pissed he’d lash out like a regular person.

This curly haired son of a bitch just stole my heart.

My Horizontal Life–Chelsea Handler

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but I have an affinity for dirty birds. And her sex stories are hysterical! I don’t even think she’s a whore, that’s how awesome these stories are. I want to pat her on the back for her insane awesomeness.

I’m a huge Chelsea Handler fan, she’s foul mouthed, up front and doesn’t take anyone’s crap. And this just shows it in print!

I suggest this to anyone who needs a tremendous laugh and wants to be shocked a little. I love her.

Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters–Peter Vronksy

On a darker note….

The fact that I read this freaks out my friends and family, I’m pretty sure they hid the knives and only ate and drank things that they made themselves for a month after I read this.

If you would like the bejeesus scared out of you by stories of women who killed their families, lovers, husbands, patients, or babysitting charges, then have at it!

This book petrified me for about three weeks. I’m pretty sure I was even looking at my dog like she was a serial killer.

This book features women like Aileen Wuornos and Karla Holmolka. So be prepared to be freaked out and not trust the women in your life for a few weeks.

 

The Bedwetter: Sarah Silverman

This girl is nuts, but in a very endearing way. I don’t know what it is about her, but she’s so cute even when she’s talking about farts.

She talks about the childhood traumas of growing up a monkey, a Jewish girl, and the humiliations of her life that led her to being one of the most well known female comedians of our time.

Waiter Rant– by the waiter Steve Dublanica

This man started a blog about his life as a waiter, and it turned into a book deal eventually. …and I hate to be a butthead, because some of this was pretty funny, but I don’t get why he was given a book deal.

Sure it gives you some behind the scenes of being a waiter, and I’m sure that other waiters and waitresses would really like it, but it was not for me.

It was said to be the “Kitchen Confidential” for waiters, but Anthony Bourdains was far better story wise.

Steve Dublanica definitely has a good voice when it comes to writing, but I think he should write about something different. Maybe it’s just me, but I didn’t think the waiter stuff was the greatest.