Book Reviews of Queen of the Oddballs : And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan

Queen of the Oddballs : And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan
Queen of the Oddballs And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan
Author: Hillary Carlip
ISBN-13: 9780060878832
ISBN-10: 0060878835
Publication Date: 5/1/2006
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
I wanted to like this book. I really really did... sigh. And it wasn't that the stories/essays weren't good, but I got REALLY tired of the name-dropping. Oh, she was friends with Carly Simon, Oh, she was a guest on Oprah, Oh, she won the Gong Show, Oh, Oh Oh Oh Oh.... shut up! *laugh* Some of it felt a little bit over the top. I dunno. I give this one only one eye-roll, but it was definitely annoying in places - I find it interesting because it got rave reviews on Amazon. I guess I'm just an irritable wench, eh?
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a terrific read, although I found the middle slowed down too much for my taste. Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Great book! Funny! She's a hoot!
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Hilarious personal memoir
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The story of her life is UNREAL!
I was in the floor laughing and crying at the same time.
She is great!
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This was an entertaining (and star-studded!) collection of essays. I enjoyed reading them and while they were not always laugh-out-loud funny, they were deeply amusing. It was a lot of fun to read, and while David Sedaris remains the king of this memoir/essay genre, I found Hillary Carlip to be much more entertaining than Augusten Burroughs. I didn't love it the book, but I really did like it!
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This book is cute and quirky. It's a series of short stories recounted by the author is a time-line fashion through the decades. Be prepared for A LOT of pop culture references. If you weren't into television shows of the 60s, 70s and 80s, there's going to be a lot of jokes that fly right over your head. All in all, it's a interesting story of a woman who, despite not fitting into "the mold" (looks, brains, social standing, etc), goes onto have a full and successful life. I'd recommend it to teenage girls that want some inspiration as well as more mature folks that want to chuckle at the past.
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this is a hillarious and funny book.True and amazing.i love it and plan to devour any others she writes.
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Great book. Hillary Carlip is funny and interesting, with a great writing voice. I admit, I got teary when she talked about her dad, as I had a similar experience recently. Really wonderful book.