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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!, June 13, 2011
This review is from: Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour (Paperback)
As an NYU undergrad, I know my fair share of girls who are like Rachel Shukert. Perhaps I liked this book more than someone else might because of this fact, but I don't think that's so. The prose is incredibly honest, clear, and very very very funny. There were many times when reading this where I found myself laughing out loud in various public places. Aside from New York City, I have never been to any of the places in which the book takes place--and the book mostly takes place in Amsterdam. Perhaps people who have spent time there will find it especially funny.

This book is not necessarily for everyone. It does not hold back and, as such, very intimate details of the author's life are often revealed. And sometimes, they're very explicit. I appreciate this sort of honesty, and I also think that many of her tales make for a better (and funnier!) book. But some (more conservative readers, especially) may not. I also very much liked her little "How To" guides, presented periodically throughout the book. I was especially a fan of the one about sitcoms (actually, her entire riff on how adults create imaginary sitcoms may have been my favorite part of the book).

Ultimately, I thought this was a great book, and I would recommend it highly to those who aren't in my aforementioned category of people I wouldn't recommend it to. It's a funny, honest story, with a sweet and happy ending. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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