My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Why do I make myself go through the torture of reading celebrity memoirs that are written by people who are not writers? When I started reading this book, I literally knew nothing about the author, who he was, what he did, nothing at all. However, I came out of the book extremely unsatisfied with the stories that were in it.
Sure Kelly sounded like a nice average celebrity, but here's my problem: I just didn't care, I just wasn't interested in his life stories. I know that might sound extremely cold, but the snarky way that the book is written in is just adequate. There was nothing special here, nothing that made me set this book apart from any other of the dozens of memoirs that I've read. Sometimes, he was trying too hard to be funny and I can't remember even one time when I genuinely started laughing during one of the so-called "funny moments." I don't know, maybe I am hard to crack a smile on, but this book didn't inspire any emotion from me.
"Every single time you set up a comparison between yourself and someone else, you lose, no one wins.”
“The problem, as far as I can tell, is that women spend infinitely more time than men paying attention to, competing with, worrying about, everyone other than themselves.”
He talks a lot about his experience on with fashion and being on the tv where he would critique women, his experience on being gay, and his experience with happiness and not caring what other people say or think about him. Sure, he had some important lessons to convey, but in the end I though that his writing was a little bit too preachy. If I wanted a self-help book, I was have gone out an bought one. I really don't need a rich white man going around and pointing fingers at women comparing themselves so much and how harmful it is to them. Not only is it annoying, I just thought that it's not his place.
Sometimes, he was entertaining in his content, and other times he was uncomfortable. Sometimes he seemed so full of himself, and other times he seemed to make lots of self-depreciating jokes. Ultimately, that leaves me with an unsatisfied taste in my mouth.
**Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinion are my own.**
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