From Publishers Weekly
Like an older sister who has life all figured out delivering a motivational speech, 33-year-old actress and comedian Tyler digresses, in a stand-up comedy approach, on popular culture, guys, personal hygiene, Sun Tzu's The Art of War (as a metaphor for dating) and how to be yourself in today's media-inflated world. Tyler, the first woman and first African-American to host E! Entertainment's Talk Soup, is clever (although she fervently denies it), confident and very modern. Unabashedly honest and optimistic, she reveals what makes her tick, dishing on how to live by mottoes such as "You are entitled to be a badass." Tyler is so hip, however, that conventional writing structures don't exactly apply to her book. Countless meditative, incomplete sentences, words such as "fergawdsakes," italics, witty footnotes and parenthetical commentaries on her own observations are all quite "postmodern," but do nothing to discredit negative 20- and 30-something stereotypes. Although the author possesses a degree in government from Dartmouth College, her writing comes right out of her mouth, clearly targeted toward the everygirl. But she produces an entertaining light read, attuned to what she presumes her readers want to talk about, down to the gritty topics of sex, dirty jokes, bikini waxing and boys. Of body image, the six-foot-tall beauty says, "Looking at celebrities as role models... is a big fat waste of time," and reminds women that "Guys. Like. Curves," acknowledging that she appeared in the Maxim Hot 100 in her underwear.
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offers comedy with a feminist twist. -- The Boston Globe
Being funny comes easily to Tyler.. The book is sarcastic and feminist without laying on the dogma. -- Complex
Brilliantly funny . . . Pick it up and laugh out loud in front of strangers." -- Jane
Dazzling . . . Swerve
has the same cool sensibility that made her shine as the host of E's 'Talk Soup.' -- USA Today
Packed with ... wit and wisdom on relationships, sex, our obsession with thin, and how to get your swerve on. -- Ebony
Smart, funny, and cooler than Samuel L. Jackson. . . . Swerve
exudes broadminded thinking and self-confidence. -- The Kansas City Star
Swerve is very funny, quite witty, and thoroughly modern. -- Seattle Weekly
Tyler is everything she seem[s] . . . . funny, independent and very smart. -- The Arizona Republic