20 9 / 2011
Had it not been for the big font, short length of the book, and it being a book club selection, I would not have finished it. Nissel’s misadventures are described as hilarious, but came across as more corny than anything. Had I read this as a college student, I probably would have chuckled a little more, though, and I think that had I read it in blog form on a daily or weekly basis, it might have come across a lot more interesting. Sitting down and reading it the entire way thru in two days made it seem more like a chore. A short chore, but a chore nonetheless.
Not a good choice for a book club discussion, in my opinion. There really wasn’t much to discuss, and many members felt like her stories weren’t believable, or were so outrageous that they either stopped reading, or stopped laughing. Our discussion lasted for probably 15 minutes.
I commend Nissel for going from blogger to published author, though. It’s not an easy feat now, and especially wasn’t in the early 2000s, when bloggers didn’t recieve as much respect as they do in this day and age. Even though this book was not my cup of tea, kudos to her for finding success.
I’d recommend this for college students (especially freshman), and anyone who is allergic to heavy reading.