Yes Please by Amy Poehler ⋆⋆⋆⋆
I loved this book! Amy is witty and captivating throughout the entire book which I really appreciate. I love that she included photos and talked about her relationships and challenges while pursing her passions. I wish she would have gone into more detail about her personal self and her family though. I wasn’t expecting it to be completely about her career but it was very insightful! I laughed the entire time and this will be a book I reread.
iJustine by Justine Ezarik ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
What caught my attention with this book was that I had never heard of iJustine before but she is best known for three things; 1) Being on Steve Jobs “no” list 2) Her huge phone bill video and 3) Live streaming her life for months. I was excited to branch out and read this book and I was so glad I did. Justine has a great voice and her attention to detail really makes you feel like you are experiencing her ridiculousness with her. Justine talks about her ambitions and love for computers and shares every emotion of her journey to stardom in-between. So much humor and honesty in this book! It was also great to see how far technology has come in such a short amount of time. She took a somewhat boring topic (computers and html coding) and made it into a funny captivating journey.
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling ⋆
I was so unbelievably disappointed in this book. You’re probably all thinking “WHAT?! Are you crazy! Everyone raves about it!” Yeah I know. That’s why I originally bought the book. But I couldn’t even finish it! I felt like the whole time Mindy was trying to hard to be funny while also humbly bragging about herself. I also didn’t understand at least half of the references she makes (which is partially my fault for lacking in the pop culture department) which pushed me away even more. I don’t want to have to look up a bunch of people just to understand your metaphor or story. I heard that it was such a great book so I kept telling myself to keep reading but I stopped about half way. I did enjoy the photos she included and there were some parts I found hilarious but overall I felt like she was talking about the same thing over and over and trying too hard. Sorry Mindy! I still like you as an actress.