Book Reviews of Everybody into the Pool : True Tales

Everybody into the Pool : True Tales
Everybody into the Pool True Tales
Author: Beth Lisick
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ISBN-13: 9780060834265
ISBN-10: 0060834269
Publication Date: 7/1/2006
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Regan Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I had a love/hate relationship with this book. The format was great, the stories were entertaining and interesting. The author didn't use a bunch of gobbly-gook to get to her point... but... I felt like she spent the entire time trying to impress me with her name-dropping, her "coolness factor", etc etc. Kind of off-putting. The last chapter really turned me off. I totally wanted to take Gus, give him a huge huge kiss and never let him near her again. Maybe I'm just sensitive like that.

Having said that, her life is very interesting, if over-the-top. Worth a read, but not someone that I would jump at the chance of meeting - those are saved for the likes of Frank McCourt, Haven Kimmel and Josh Purcell-Kilmer.
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Helpful Score: 2
Somewhat amusing book about the reminicences of the author's life growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s and into her adult life in the 1990s. Some of this was laugh-out-loud funny including the chapter when she was the homecoming queen in an outrageous dress with hues of various colors and her subsequent date with the handsome and believed-to-be reserved senior. Some of the other parts of the book were not as funny but overall this was an enjoyable read. This reminded me of similar humorous books about growing up that I enjoyed including The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson, A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel, and probably my favorite: In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd, the basis for the wonderful movie, A Christmas Story.
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Helpful Score: 2
Eh. This is an okay book. I thought it would be funnier. And less pretentious. Is she trying to convince *us* that she's cool or herself?
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Disappointing. I didnt think it was original at all.
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a quick read. not overly funny or poignant, but still a good read.
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This book was a real hoot! I enjoyed every page and loved the author's humor. The author was somewhat similar to a female David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs.
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This was a quick, fun read!
I was laughing so hard when I read about her eating a steak on her first date that my boyfriend looked at me like I was crazy!
Beth Lisick is definantly alternative, unfortunately that worked against her more than it helped her but at least she has some interesting stories to tell!
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If you like David Sedaris...Augusten Burroughs..you will love it.
I read it in 2 days.