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Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders
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311 of 350 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2013
This book opens with a bang (wink, wink) and doesn't stop. If you are someone who reads the weekly celebrity gossip magazines, blogs, etc. this is a dream come true. Brandi Glanville does in this book what fans of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are use to, she opens up her unfiltered mouth and doesn't close it until its all out there, warts and all.(almost literally;) Brandi is rare, especially by celebrity standards. She doesn't just dish other's dirt, she is more than willing to disclose her own short-comings, mistakes, criminal mischief, sexual exploits and...well...pretty much anything else that comes to her pretty little mind. It is a hilarious read that had me laughing out loud. And while Brandi as much as admits herself that she doubts anyone reading is looking for real life advice, she does give some really good information in her reflections, if you are willing to accept it. I would very much recommend this book. But it is not for the uptight, as she rarely sensors herself and at times has you asking, "Where is this chick's publicist?" There are many amazing one-liner's that will, no doubt, go viral. I say more power to you Ms. Glanville!! Any book that has me reading through the night because I just can't put it down, is a best seller and money well spent. Bravo Brandi!
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177 of 209 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2013
Hate her or love her, she speaks from the heart, takes responsibility for her actions and is honest and real with the readers
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2013
This book is a hilarious read. I love that she is so honest about her mistakes and the reasons for writing it. In my opinion she's just as hard on herself as she is on Eddie and all his women. Until you've walked in her shoes, judging her actions is unfair. She doesn't ask for sympathy...just states the facts through her eyes. Go Brandi!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2013
Honesty and bravery. I'm in the middle of this book and have watched Brandi on Housewives. I like her very much, filter or no filter! So far I like what I've read. Also like that I was able to download easily and quickly. Life at times is like walking thru a garden of poison ivy, and it's nice to read about how one person learned to rely on calamine and self awareness.
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121 of 151 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2013
Cannot put this book down. It is witty and charming but heart breaking at the same.
Brandi speaks to the real person who is inside all of us, the one that doesn't come out enough.
Read this book you will not regret it.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2013
You don't have to be a fan of the Real Housewives to enjoy this book. It's simple and funny. Brandi doesn't hold back on her feelings, and that's what makes the book great. Unlike books from Kyle Richards and Taylor Armstrong, there is authenticity when you read about Brandi's struggle and journey. Check it out!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2013
Normally I don't buy books that Real Housewives publish....mainly because I don't think most of them have a story worth hearing. But in this case my interest was peaked as I knew I could count on Brandi to share the unfiltered truth about the public humiliation she suffered at the hands of her cheating spouse and his sugar momma. What I wasn't prepared for was how bad they actually treated Brandi and thus her anger and resentment of LeAnn Rimes makes even more sense. I can't even imagine what it is like to think you are secure in a happy marriage and then to find out that the love or your life is not only a serial cheater but has also exposed you to a sexually transmitted disease because his respect for women doesn't appear to exist. And for LeAnn as the cheating adulter to have absolutely no regard for the children and to have never expressed any remorse is frankly just disgusting.

I was pleasantly surprised that when reading Brandi's memoir I realized it was much more than a tell all book. This is a story that could apply to anyone, not just ladies and gays. Anyone who had a dream and found heartache instead can relate. Anyone who somehow along life's past lost their sense of self can identify with this book. Brandi is to be applauded for her gut wrenching no holds barred honesty as she tells about her darkest hours and how she handled it. Anger, booze and depression are natural reactions and it is amazing how she found the strength to fight back against the money machine that is LeAnn Rimes to once again find herself. I can't imagine the pain as a mother to see another woman, one who clearly only cares about her own selfish needs, attempt to mother my kids by wanting to "buy" their love. I can see why Brandi is afraid for the safety of her children...LeAnn's behavior on Twitter speaks volumes about the lack of respect she has for the boys, their mother or frankly even their father (her spouse).

I was amazed at what a coward Eddie Cibrian is and what a low life that his need to chase women trumps his respect and love for Brandi and his two precious boys. Many criticize Brandi for writing this memoir, Eddie even tried to sabotage this book by claiming it was going to hurt his children. If one believes Brandi, and I do, she has always protected her boys from the truth about what a scum bag they have for a father (my opinion). When the boys are old enough to want to know more, when they google their parents names they will see Eddie and LeAnn having public displays of affection while both married to other people captured for all time on the internet and will know that neither Eddie nor LeAnn had any self respect to keep their affair private. They will see that Eddie and LeAnn selfishly broke up a family and they will see how disgusting Eddie is when he was able to walk away and not even care if they had a roof over their heads. Brandi will be the one they will look to in adoration and respect. Brandi will be the role model and these boys are so lucky to have her as a Mom to teach them how to grow up to be good and loving men.

Sadly for the sake of the boys, I doubt the marriage of Eddie and LeAnn will last. After all I doubt his wonderlust has been curbed and both of their careers are catapulting into the toilet where they belong. How long will Eddie tolerate being a kept man? How long can LeAnn continue to cancel concert dates when she doesn't dare leave Eddie alone knowing that he will stray, it's in the fiber of who he is as a person. How long will the public put up with LeAnn's concerts with strange behavior that is reported and when one questions her sobriety as she screeches out her tunes...angelfish appears to be a fitting moniker. Who knows maybe one day when LeAnn has had enough public humiliation she will turn to this book to find the strength to go on....surely Brandi will have the last laugh.

Bottom line this book is a must read, it will make you laugh and cry at the same time. It will fill you with hope as you see Brandi's rediscovery of a new and better self...you will know that all things are possible. All tragedies can ultimately be turned around and meaning can be found. I applaud the courage Brandi showed in not holding anything back and in not distorting the truth to make herself look better. It is because Brandi was so harsh on herself that you know she is speaking the truth.
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60 of 74 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2013
I read this book within hours of buying it. I couldn't wait until it came out, and I was not disappointed. Brandi is brutally honest, and it's really sad what she and her children went through.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2013
A great read! Brandi is a breath of fresh air in this land of phonies and after reading her story I'm rooting for her success.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2013
I loved this book from start to finish. My only complaint is that it wasn't long enough. I can't get enough Brandi! I love how she is open nd honest and doesn't BS. I didn't think she was being bitchy in the book, just brutally honest. And to all the haters that claim Brandi spilled too much personal details, Brandi really didn't disclose anything we hadn't heard before. Way to go Brandi! I wish I knew you in real life.
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