- Paperback: 254 pages
- Publisher: It Books; Original edition (April 23, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062131818
- ISBN-13: 978-0062131812
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,929,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The New Rules for Blondes: Highlights from a Fair-Haired Life Paperback – April 23, 2013
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“A must-read for all blondes, those who hate blondes, or anyone with a sense of humor. Otherwise, this is NOT the book for you!” (--Kristen Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of Guts)
“Selena Coppock is a hilarious, sexy bundle of blonde madness. Her willingness to own her magnificent dorkitude is an inspiration to us all.” (--Sara Benincasa, author of AGORAFABULOUS!)
“Coppock must’ve made a Faustian bargain to be blessed with so much wit, smarts and, of course, fabulous tresses.” (--Kambri Crews, author of BURN DOWN THE GROUND )
“Blondes have more fun reading this book, at least this fair-haired broad did. A fresh, fun “lady-guide” that all girls can enjoy...even dumb brunettes. You heard me!” (--Jillian Bell SNL, Workaholics)
“Only a smart blonde could make dumb blonde jokes this funny.” (--Sarah Baker, (Go On, The Campaign))
About the Author
A natural blonde who is (now) more faithful to her colorist than she has ever been to any boyfriend, Selena Coppock is a standup comedian, storyteller, and writer based in New York City. When not pushing her pro-blonde agenda, Selena can usually be found in a dive bar lamenting the breakup of Guns N' Roses and putting Bob Seger's "Night Moves" on the jukebox. This is her first book.
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But seriously - this book is for blondes, sure, but it's also for anyone who wants to read something FUNNY. That would be me.
I saw Selena Coppock do standup a few years ago, so even though I'm a dark brown haired lady, I was intrigued when I heard about her book. It did not disappoint. The book is every bit as funny as Selena's standup. Her writing style is smart, funny, and dare I say: whimsical? I dare.
Enjoy the footnotes. Many of my favorite jokes are embedded in those lil munchkins.
If you're looking for a fun, funny read - and I have a feeling you are - New Rules for Blondes is it.
From the moment you start reading, Coppock will have you smiling no matter your hair color. And the humor doesn't stop until the last paragraph.
While I was reading this delightful book, I was also fortunate to be able to listen to the audio version read by the author herself. I must say this just enriched the story that much more. To hear the author vocalize the emotions of the story made it seem like a conversation with a friend. Her expressions are priceless.
This is a collection of essays from the standup comedian that form a hilarious guide to being blonde. She tackles how the world doubts the intelligence of blondes while secretly wanting to be one. Coppock gives tongue-in-cheek advice about hair care and running in heels, while relating some of her own misadventures as a blonde.
You might even say this is an empowering book. Listening to the audio version with ear buds, you don't mind the looks you get from strangers when you laugh out loud or find yourself agreeing with the author (out loud). You'll just smile at them, flip your hair and go on.
THE NEW RULES FOR BLONDES is a must read book for anyone who enjoys life and laughing. Simply put, this book (both print and audio) is fun entertainment.
FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. The digital download audio version of this book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copies of both formats did not influence my review.
I have to comment and say that Selena is truly a dedicated blonde. This is a good thing. For this reason and all the other reasons that Selena mentions in this book is why I will leave the "light" side to her. Too much work for me to keep up with finding the perfect balance between "ashy" and "brassy" blondes.
This book did not really hit the mark with me but I still found it to be a pretty good book. I learned a lot more about being blonde than I thought I would. I did not laugh as much as I wanted or hoped to reading this book. The foot notes were great. I found myself drawn to the foot note more as they were interesting. What I did enjoy was Selena's honesty. She just calls things for what they were.
New Rules for Blondes is a fun summer read, for the beach or poolside.
Selena Coppock has tackled everything a blonde should know--and all that the rest of us might envy--with good humor and life experience. If "gentlemen really do prefer blondes," then maybe the time has come for the rest of us to hit the bottle. Not booze...Peroxide!
Any woman or girl of any age will get a kick out of this book, whether there's a Crayola crayon named after their hair color or not. If you are blonde, or hope to be one day, then this is definately must reading for you.