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Life As I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex . . . Not Necessarily in That Order Paperback – February 7, 2012
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“Hilarious, observant, and surprisingly poignant. Look past the toned legs and glorious mane of hair and you’ll find one of the best comic storytellers we’ve got.”—Diablo Cody
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Colonna's debut is a mixture of sexcapades, drinking stories, and embarrassing adventures. I don't identify with Colonna for a second, being an overeducated, prudish homebody who thinks that a fun night out is going to get Korean barbecue and be home by 9 for five episodes of `Arrested Development' for the 50th time and some string cheese for dessert. Once I started this book, I couldn't stop. From recollections of boyfriends past and her inability to settle down, I was laughing out loud having a great time. With a few exceptions of dull moments and random connecting threads, this book lives up to the expectations given to it as being a book connected to Chelsea Handler's comedic writing mastery.
If you are into comedic books with a more adult take (IE tales of drinking, drugs, and lots of sex), then LIFE AS I BLOW IT is probably a book for you. The stories are funny, ranging from heartfelt to just plain hilarious. And although I don't identify with Colonna, I do identify with being a young person who isn't ready to grow up, be serious, and figure out who I am.Read more ›
Rather than just throwing a collection of funny stories together - and don't get me wrong, there is an awesome collection of stories here -- Sarah Colonna sets out in this memoir to explore and, if possible, reconcile competing aspects of her personality. The tales that illustrate this struggle begin in childhood and move to the present. There are moments that are devastatingly funny and some that are just devastating, and I don't sense the usual memoir attempt to whitewash portions of the story or exaggerate certain aspects to make the author look good. I got the feeling I was reading the naked truth, and she does not hold back. This book is bold.
Sarah doesn't go for easy comforts when it comes to her life choices (maybe with her soap opera choices, but who am I to say). She challenges herself in her work and love, and she insists on her right to enjoy life to the fullest.
Throughout the book you realize that, in spite of experience and even success, Sarah's life is still a high-wire act. You can't look away as she continues, on her terms, to figure it all out.
Oh, one more thing: this book is hilarious. Get it.
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This book is a fun, entertaining quick read, the perfect book for a hot summer day.Published 4 days ago by Kathy McC
Witty :) Not as funny as Chelsea Handler's books but a close second!Published 10 days ago by Lauren G
I love Sarah but her books just fall a little short on being funny.Published 3 months ago by T. Davis