One of the best perks of having a blog is getting to preview proof copies or galleys of books. Here are a few books that I’ve read recently and what I thought about them!
by Rebecca Harrington; published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
This book is so ridiculous it’s actually really fun to read. The author does a great job telling about trying crazy celebrity diets. Everything from Karl Lagerfeld’s sachets to Elizabeth Taylor’s steak and peanut butter and every celeb diet in between is covered in this fun tome. It definitely will make you feel better about whatever attempts at healthy eating and exercise you do in your own life.
Singing to a Bulldog: From Happy Days to Hollywood Director, and the Unlikely Mentor Who Got Me There
by Anson Williams; published by Reader’s Digest
I have always loved the 1950’s and I was a huge Happy Days fan. Even though it’s somewhat embarrassing to admit, I actually loved Potsie. Isn’t that weird? I thought reading his memoir would be fun. I loved learning more about the show. But, I didn’t like the convention he had of writing about the black janitor who was a very kind mentor for him. I hate patois. I think it’s very insulting. Other than that it’s a pretty interesting read and I appreciate his memoir writing tips.
by Cindy Williams with Dave Smitherman, Foreword by Ed Begley Jr.
Published by Rowman and Littlefield, Taylor Trade Publishing
Like I said, I’ve always loved the 1950’s! As a Laverene & Shirley fan I was totally excited to learn more about my fave, Shirley. From her sad childhood to crazy early Hollywood years with Andy Kaufman to my favorite story about a young Kevin Costner, this book is a gem about a delightful and strong lady and sprinkled with fun Hollywood anecdotes.
by Kean Soo; published by Capstone Young Readers
I’m not usually a big comic book fan, but I couldn’t help loving this book. I say I don’t usually like them because I don’t like the scantily clad females or the violence. But this comic is totally family-friendly and features cute, yet cool bunnies and pigs doing some awesome car racing.
by Amelia Morris :published by Grand Central Publishing
I love food memoirs, they are one of my favorite things to read. Amelia is such a beautiful mix of breezy fun and serious self-reflection I wish she was neighbor and I could get to know her better. The recipes featured in the book are tops too! I love any book that has a good story and good food! P.S. check out her blog too!
What are you reading? Do you think might check out any of these books?
(I was provided with galley copies of these books from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own. If you follow the link and purchase any of the books mentioned The He Said She Said Experience will be supported with a small commission from Amazon at no additional cost to you.)