This book was recommended to me by the woman on the checkout at Waterstones because I had 2 books and it was buy 2 get 1 for free and so I thought why not.
And reading this book I can see why she recommended it. The main theme in this book is love, not romance, not finding that one person that completes you….no love in a family, love you have for your sibling even on the worse days…that type of love and it is amazing to read.
So I have already said the main theme is love but its about so much more…it’s about losing but most of all finding. And Sarah Winman does this on several level, all of which add depth to this book.
I will start this review by say I don’t read autobiographies. But this book is hilarious, it is clear why Tina Fey does the job she does. There are some short but very funny chapters and then there are chapters which are lists which just made me laugh out loud…which I should stop doing on the train.
And while this book is funny, it also deals with women in the work place and being a working mum. She also talks about Sarah Palin and doing her on SNL…
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Once again a book that is very different to any book I have ever read. For people who have never read The Perks of a Wallflower it is a book of letters for Charlie, a kid who is entering his first year of high school, to an anonymous friend and the book is Charlie taking about his first very of high school - the lows and the highs and everything in between.
In writing to this anonymous friend Charlie lets you into his life and all the problems that come with growing up and you become the anonymous friend, not someone who can offer advice but just listen and that’s what Charlie needs…someone to listen to all he has to say without judgement. And in just listen you find yourself identifying with him, maybe not every detail but life as a teenager… first loves…losing people you love…making friends.
Again a book I would recommend… you will feel so much for Charlie and will not be able to put the book down.
Very different from any book I have ever read….but god I wish there were more books like this. A book that I would recommend to every women I know and possible a few men.
This book talks about all the things women don’t talk about - Periods, masturbation, child birth and everything in between.
One of the best parts of this book is how much I connected with most of her ideas and view points - like the fact nearly all women hate wearing heels because they hurt, so why do they do it - a thought I have often had on returning home with friends after a night out.
My favourite chapter talks about role models and Lady Gaga and Cailtin Moran could be more right - it’s all brilliant.