Not going to lie, I thought this would be boring. I love Michelle Obama, she is a fun time for a First Lady. But because of BEING a First Lady, I thought she was going to have to shove a bunch of stuff under the rug.
And she didn’t.
She was honest about how she felt about the Presidency affecting her family, her career, and what everything would look like going forward with a President that lacks any sort of maturity or decorum.
She said it nicely though but still made it obvious how she was feeling about it all.
This book was just as classy and sassy as Michelle is in real life. Or as far as I’ve seen her in real life, which is interviews and clowning around with people like Jimmy Fallon and James Cordon.
Either way, I love her. And her relationship with her husband seems to be really healthy and forward.
The part I really enjoyed, besides her love story with Barack, was her telling HER history. I liked learning so much about her as a human being and her career.
Damn this was a good book.
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If you’re on instagram you’ve likely seen this smash hit of a human being.
She’s insane. And loveable. And insane.
But like, in a fun way that makes you want to sit near her while she tells you stories in all her twirling chaotic glory.
Jenny just seems like a person who you can be best friends with in a way that requires very little of you because she is THE SHOW.
Which is great for an introvert in a sense, but would also be hell on earth because she would need you to DO THE THINGS. But MAN would you laugh while doing it.
I really enjoyed this book, she’s got a refreshing personality and wit.
Definitely worth a read, I can’t wait to read her next and newest book.
This book was deceiving as fuck.
Given the title I thought I was just about to read you know…gossip.
Totally expected Kris to dish with me on …well ‘All Things Kardashian’.
I thought I was going to read a palette cleansing book before moving on to other more in-depth and interesting books, but Kris surprised me by not just being a decent writer and story-teller, but by having an interesting life before her kids and before Bruce. (AKA: Caitlyn. This book was written when they were still together and in love and nothing had come to light.)
What I did NOT expect was that she was going to spend most of the book talking about her friend Nicole Brown Simpson and the OJ Simpson trial and how it affected her family and friends. It was interesting to get her perspective, and I don’t just mean interesting in a gossip seeking way. She ACTUALLY had real tea to spill and real information to share.
And real heartbreak that she went through.
I really enjoyed this book, you know, as much as you can about a family going through tragedy.
It was super interesting: Up until she started talking about her kids careers.
Here’s another interesting book by Roald Dahl. And wildly inappropriate for a kid. I have to keep reminding myself that these are not meant for Daryl’s age group (Being 3 years old.) . That they are meant for older kids. But I also don’t appreciate what this one was saying to that age group either.
This is about George. George’s grandmother is a bit of an intolerable shrew.
All this woman does is complain and treat people like garbage. She talks down to everyone, she yells at them, and is a complete and utter unappreciative …well…asshole.
So I don’t blame George for thinking that maybe the old hag could use something to make her more pleasant.
Thus he creates his ‘Marvellous Medicine’.
Which includes things from the kitchen, things from the barn, things from the bathroom. I’m talking perfume, horse pills, toilet bowl cleaner, various things from around the house.
Most of which aren’t safe for people to be ingesting.
Which is why I was like “Oh Hell no Roald Dahl. What are you telling kids here!!!” I could understand if it was like peppers or flowers or something that wouldn’t cause a person actual harm, but the list of things this guy included shouldn’t be anywhere near an old persons stomach. Let alone a kids hands.
It was supposed to be magical, but I just found it disturbing.
This guy. *Shakes head*
Judge me if you will but I have a sick curiosity about books written not just by celebrities but collaborations. How do three people write a novel?
A better question would be: How much did these three women really contribute to this book? I’m betting there was a great deal of work done by a fourth woman on this.
Although I could totally see Khloe writing a book on her own. And Kourtney seems pretty put together business-wise and like she would just randomly be like ‘I’m going to write a book’. I guess the only one I don’t really believe did this is Kim. And that’s not because I think she’s dumb or anything like that, I actually think she’s quite clever and has a good head for business. (Yes, I am a Kardashian supporter, even if I’ve stopped watching the show.) I just don’t think she’s interested in writing.
That being said, I was, as always with books like this, surprised that I enjoyed even a quarter of it.
The book is based on the three girls lives, but they have made up characters for them. Naturally all with K names. But they are all working for their mother in a family owned restaurant, one who gets fame sooner than the others, one that gets pregnant out of nowhere, and the third who happens to like to make out with her step brother.
It was surreal. It was odd. But it wasn’t terrible.
Given that the writing likely belonged to someone else it was fairly good in that it had a lot of drama and frivolity without being completely over the top and idiotic.
And while I don’t see a sequel ever coming, it wasn’t the worst book I’ve ever read. It actually made me laugh. Like, a real laugh. Not a sarcastic one.
Good summer read for sure.
Konstant vigilance. (See what I did there?)
The kid and I, well mostly me, decided to start reading all the Roald Dahl books in his sisters room after I had read the Disney stories until I could barf. (And I love Disney stories.) I basically knew the entire thing cover to cover, and it had pictures, and it was heavy to hold, so I decided to move on to paperbacks.
As a kid who grew up in the 90’s I had watched the movie Matilda and prayed that someday I would get magical powers and be able to move things with my mind.
Reading the book now, as a 29 year old human, I have come to one conclusion:
I want magical powers and to be able to move things with my mind.
This book is (if you haven’t heard about it or read anything) about a little girl whose family is wretched and she ends up getting telepathic powers and decides to exact revenge for them being terrible people on them and anyone else who acts wrongly.
I liked this book, I like his style, I liked the story, I liked Matilda and Ms. Honey, and I loved that Hank loved it. He would get tired and ask for “Batilda” with a sigh like I was the one keeping him awake.
What I didn’t like however, was some of the cursing and the fact that Matilda’s parents were actually just going to leave her behind. And then let Ms Honey adopt her like it was no big deal to just get rid of their kid. Made me mad. But whatever.
Lovely book otherwise.
As I’ve said before: Mindy is my spirit animal.
I had a theme going for a short time where I was reading books by thoughtful but filthy minded and mouthed women who tell it like it is and actually connected with me on a level some authors never reach with me.
Mindy always gets through because she isn’t ashamed to speak her mind.
I’m so grateful that someone like her exists to help me out of whatever self sabotaging stage or made up stage I’m in. Where I’m just going around and around in circles and finally there is someone to knock some sense into me.
This book is all about her life and her motto “Why the Fuck not Me?”. I love her writing and her stories, which made me fall in love with that phrase.
What on Earth makes me think that anyone is better or worse at something than me?
Why shouldn’t I be the one pursuing my dream of the week, month, or year. And why do I always let the naysayers and my inner naysayer bowl me over with their negativity thus leaving me where I started? None the wiser and with zero progress in my life.
Mindy takes you into her arms like a wise majestic creature from another universe and whispers in your ear in a deep Batman voice: “Why the fuck not you?”
I adore her and this book and can’t wait for more from her.