I read quite a bit. I can't even tell you how many books I'd downloaded and got through while traveling for seven months (because, well, I left my Kindle on the plane on my trip to Peru in September)... But one thing I can tell for sho...
I'm real good a the whole reading thingy.
In the past month, I've gotten through four books... Three of which were auto biographies written by women I find... Hmm... Worthy of having their books attempted to be read?
Sorry. I don't mean for that to be a question. I almost don't know how to articulate it.
I guess I'll start with this...
These are the three books I read. And I will tell you, just like Goldilocks, that there was:
One that I just couldn't stand.
One that was 'meh, okay."
One that I enjoyed quite a bit.
And we'll start in reverse order with the one I enjoyed quite a bit so that in the event you care about my opinion and want to know what I loved about it... You can stop reading after you get through it.
I love Amy Poehler. I love her honesty in this book... And yes, even her constant
She doesn't pretend that the creative process isn't tough. And that is how it is for me. Most of what I write is crap. Creative blocks can be noted if you look at my blogging history and see in the time lines MONTHS where I was "super-duper-busy-and-didn't-have-time-to-write".
That was BS.
I was blocked. I was afraid to put anything in digital print simply because I was afraid it would be so bad.
Hmm. I don't care. I don't care if what I write is lame or bad. This is a stream of my life and thoughts. It' a capture of essays in my life. And that's what Amy's book is... And it's honest, funny, and enjoyable.
DvF is one of my favorite designers. This book was a lovely and inspiring walk through her history to get where she is today... The failures and all. And I appreciated that.
It was kind of boring for me.
Worth a read, though... Because I feel like more eloquent and sophisticated men and women will identify and appreciate her sharing of her story far better than I did.
Plus, she doesn't use any swear words. What's a bio without at least one swear word?
Clearly, she is far too much sophisticated woman for me.
And that is not the woman I am. Or want to be.
The first book I read of the three was this disaster...
It's weird. Disturbing. Though, I actually appreciate the stories Lena shares.
What I didn't like, I realized, was her.
I have a love-hate relationship with her show. I find the "Hannah" stories so boring. It's the other characters that populate her life - and their story lines - that make the show for me.
The book didn't pull me in. It was a struggle to even finish it. I'm not sure if that's because I just don't find her compelling.
I love quirky characters. LOVE THEM. I feel like she tries too hard to be quirky... And comes off as totally faux.
My opinion: Don't waste your time.