My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Book & Author: You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
Genre: Humor/Non Fiction
Firstly, can I start with the fact that I found out a way to overcome my motion sickness for reading and due to that I was able to utilise earlier boring stuck-in-traffic time to read this very amusing book?! That’s me in the cab after finishing the book today 🙂
So that said, I give this book 3.5 stars. I’ve never watched any of Jessi Klein’s stand ups and didn’t even know of her, until I read this book. It was really funny in sections that I could relate to- such as the Tom Man , Emmy, Lingerie..lol, but there were some sections that I couldn’t relate to as well. Obviously, I don’t want to imply that the author has to be a complete carbon copy of me! 😉 Even then, when I was reading her, and her references to Amy Schumer, I kept feeling slightly sad for the author- I don’t know if it was because she constantly had to keep putting herself down and cracking jokes at herself to make the book funny or if it was something else altogether.
Don’t get me wrong, I do this all the time- you look at the challenges life throws at you constantly and try to get through them with humour. However, I couldn’t figure out why it is so important to be beautiful or have it all in order to be noticed or be happy. In fact, I couldn’t understand, why is it so important to be noticed at all!? If people laugh at your jokes, that’s awesome- its like an added star up your sleeve right? We don’t need to categorise women as beautiful or funny- can’t they be both? I looked up Jessi Klein’s pictures after I read this book, and I found her to be stunning and she’s funny too..so she herself has proven her concept of beauty vs being funny to be untrue.. 😀 Something to think about maybe?
Finally, what I didn’t like about the book was some of the vocabulary used. For me, I can let go of the use of certain words that have made their way into English vocabulary these days, but other made up words that make no sense, put me down. I want to feel like I’m reading a book and not listening to someone talk, and I felt like that in some of the sections of this book. So that is the reason I took off some stars from this book.
All in all, a good humorous book to read while you’re stuck in long or crazy commuting 😀