Tuesday, March 03, 2009

A book review...

I just want to start this off by clarifying that my friend Jane is a total horse cunt! She replaced my copy of, Dexter in the Dark, with a copy of, eat pray love! Unfortunately I didn’t figure this out until I was on the plane and there was nothing I could do about it. So instead I picked up the book and thought to myself that it could be worse, maybe the plane might have to make an emergency landing in the Hudson! When I opened the book a note fell out. It was from Jane and it said something about how this was a good book for people getting out of relationships and she thought it might do me some good.

I guess I would first like to say that before I ever picked up this book I HATED it! I thought it was some kind of lame knock off of, How Stella got her Groove Back, mixed in with some lame attempt at modern day spirituality. Basically I assumed it was your modern day cougar tale but this time told through the eyes of a middle aged white woman. I am a big enough man to say I was wrong about my assumptions. The book was even worse than I had imagined and it was for completely different reasons than I had previously assumed.

Basically this is a story of a woman who divorces her husband because the son of a bitch wants her to be the mother of his children. So obviously the chauvinistic prick had it coming! Soon she deservedly gets dumped on her ass by her rebound guy and I guess this is where the REAL story begins. As I turned each page it became more and more apparent to me that this woman was the most self centered, egotistical, narcissists to ever walk the planet and her ex-husband fucking won the lottery when this winner decided to fly the coop! To get over the woes of such a traumatic marriage this awful woman decides to go on a 200k year long vacation.

I guess the hardest thing for me to reconcile was that I understood this woman’s pain and I respected her need to feel better about herself. BUT, I found this book seriously lacking in depth because she just didn't seem capable of any kind of empathy at all. I cannot understand how people have found this book inspiring. Every word that I read screamed how weak, fickle and self-righteous this woman was! Yeah she’s a talented writer who definitely has the ability to tell a good story, but like anything else as pretty as this story, all glamour no substance comes to mind. Her so called wonderful insights weren't anything special, and they just seemed vapid, and extremely dull and STUPID!

The only thing I took away from this book is that a year of self-anylization is enough time to make an already self-centered person just painfully annoying enough to warrant justifiable homicide. A year and she didn’t help anybody but herself. A year and all that she has to show for it is a nickname from a Texan and a sex buddy in Bali. It’s disgusting! I’m done.


Anonymous said...

So you didn't care for the book much?

Trevor said...

I liked this book! What does that say about me, according to you!? I didn't find her annoying or conceited, she was only trying to figure herself out after a life of avoiding it. I don't agree with this one at all.