Thursday, January 2, 2014
I found the writing to be very similar to what you would find on Sex and the City, which isn't a stretch seeing as the author wrote for the show. Unfortunately that style, and therefore the style of the book, was just ok for me. Like the show, I was never just blown away by the writing or its cleverness. It wasn't bad necessarily, but it also wasn't anything that I've never seen before.
Again, I wasn't blown away, but I was entertained. Chupak is definitely funny and has a great sense of humor. I just didn't feel like she had a message that is new or unique. It was pretty standard "isn't marriage funny" fare. The essays where she discussed infertility and pregnancy loss stood out to me as the most original and earnest of the book and I enjoyed them greatly.
It's not a must read, but if you're looking for something light and fluffy with a bit of heart mixed in, it's not a bad choice. It would also make a good wedding shower gift, if you're looking for something to buy a new or soon-to-be bride.
Thanks to NetGalley for providing a copy to review.
Posted by Julie G at 1:41 PM