Here are three things you need to know:
- I love a good comedic autobiography. Bossypants, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, I Was Told There’d Be Cake – there’s seriously nothing funnier than reading intelligent, witty, super talented women make fun of themselves. I hadn’t heard much about Kelly Oxford until Kristen Bell (another intelligent, witty, super talented woman) said I needed to read her new book. And I listened. Because anyone who loves sloths to the point of crying must know funny.
- Although definitely not as PC as some of the aforementioned authors, Oxford’s wit is nothing short of fabulous. Even though I didn’t identify with a lot of her life as I did in some of the other books (for one – she grew up in Canada, she was definitely not the “goodie” in school like I was and she had far more daring – and controversial – adventures), I absolutely adored her take on growing up. And her kids’ take, too (they make cameos throughout the book).
- Um, do you follow her on Twitter? Seriously. You’ll die.
Overall definitely worth a read. Actually, probably a great beach/pool/plane/summer read due to it’s short-story format. And I promise I’m going to read Hemingway’s Girl next, you guys. So long as there are no more tempting Kindle sales in the near future.
What are you reading? Anything I need to add to my list next month?