Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal I read The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters in June, and then immediately put in a hold request for Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. It took this long to come in. It’s been a popular book […]
I’ve been wanting to read Abbi Jacobson’s ‘memoir’ since it came out. I watched the first few seasons of Broad City (I loved it! I just haven’t gotten around to finishing it).
It’s not quite a memoir? There are some memories in it. It’s classified as ‘collection of essays, drawings, and vulnerabilities’. I had a good time reading this. It was a pretty quick read. The drawings take up a lot of pages, so you could get this done in an afternoon if you really wanted.
I understand why she didn’t really name names but I love the gossip, you know? It was cool to read about how Abbi and Ilana got their start and how it evolved into creating Broad City.
I would definitely read this if you love Broad City, or personal stories. I think you should probably have some idea of who Abbi is, or you probably wouldn’t get that much from the book.
My Squirrel Days by Ellier Kemper – A friend sent me this book because they thought it would be in my wheelhouse. One of my favourite genres of books is “biography written by a female comedian from a show I like”, and this fits right in that category. Although I liked this book, I didn’t love it. It gives off the effervescently cheery vibe that Ellie is known for, but it didn’t totally connect with me for whatever reason. I did like the way the chapters were focused on specific stories, and they often hopped around the timeline of her life. It was a convenient way to not have to work really hard on transitions between the chapters. It was a fun read, but I don’t know if I will ever re-read it.
This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips – This falls in the same genre as the aforementioned book, but this is definitely a heightened version of that. It’s definitely more exciting and a little juicier of a read, probably because Busy lived a little bit less of a regular life. Ellie’s experience more closely mirrors my own, whereas Busy’s doesn’t and that makes it a more interesting book. Busy also isn’t afraid to share more of the darker aspects of her life, and is also willing to name names of some of the positive and negative experiences she’s had with Hollywood. I’m not going to lie, I love a little gossip, so I found that part to be fun and different from a lot of other books in this genre. I enjoyed this book a lot and would recommend it if you like Busy, or other books of this nature.
Let me know what books you think I should read in 2019.