Friday, September 9, 2011

Review: You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl by Celia Rivenbark

You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the PoolIn her latest wickedly funny collection of essays award-winning humorist Celia Rivenbark tells it like it is ... and how it should be.

With her trademark style of Southern snark and sass, Celia channels her inner Betty Draper and shares her thoughts on everything from terrorists to Twitter to The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

So grab your Snuggie and pour a glass of your favorite boxed wine - You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl will make you laugh so hard you'll split your yoga pants.

ARC received from the publisher for review.

This one gets two stars.  This was not "wickedly funny".  It was only marginally amusing, at best, and I'm being very generous.  I'm not sure if it's because I'm from New England and really resent the author's use of the term "Yankee" or what, but I really found this more than a bit offensive. 

The only, only good thing about the entire book was the information about a study scientists did on cats to see how they spent their time (watching TV, playing, sleeping, looking out the window, etc.). 

I strongly recommend giving this one a pass.

☆☆= Just Okay


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Thanks Beth - I think this one is on the Banned Books List and I was considering it... but I really have low tolerance for books that describe themselves as funny and they really are just...not :)

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