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Loved it, Loved it all. Moved to tears at certain points, Riled up with indignation at others (I agree with Katherine on a LOT of issues it turns out, Miscarriage care being chief among them) Generally laughed a lot and thoroughly enjoyed myself. DiMcKay
I am a huge fan of Katherine's comedy, very cutting and says it how it is. I also had a great deal of respect for her as she kept her private life private and managed to keep her daughter out of her social media for a long time, which i admired her for and shows that her stage craft is a craft and at times her "work Katherine" isnt the same one without the lens.
The book covers her younger life, the relationships with her family and friends and the reality of her thoughts. A great read, very entertaining and underpinned by what i think are common sense morals or principles.
There are some very laugh out loud moments, there are (for some) contentious moments in it, but for me thats what made it real and a good read.
Very enjoyable and have shared it with others to read too!
I've never been a big fan of KR. Always seemed to me like she is someone that shouts about being a feminist and progressive and yet made her career by hanging off Jimmy Carr's..... And never appears without her falsies on full display. Usually in a top/dress split down to her navel - while fan girling on the Kardashians and CardiB.
Recently she's said a few things (in interviews) that made me think I've perhaps been a bit harsh on her (or that she'd matured) so, when this Kindle book was on a 99p limited time deal, I thought I'd give it a try.
I don't understand the people that say the book "made them cry" or that it's "inspiring". She comes across to me as not so much audacious - but obnoxious. Loud, rude and inconsiderate. And yet constantly crying over the littlest things, flying off the handle (without finding out the full facts), bouncing from one man to another, trying to flirt with Stephen Hawking yada yada. This is not a woman who behaves like a mature adult.
Before I started this review I tried to think of giving an example of why I felt that way and I think a good one was when she came home from a gig or something and "dismissed the babysitter". That simple phrase just irritated me for some reason. Normally people pay the babysitter or drive them home. The word DISMISS just seemed to me to sum her up (as she comes across in the book). If you are no longer of use to her - you are dismissed.
I think it's fair to say that I've reverted to my previous state of not finding her funny and trying to avoid her as much as possible.
Absolutely loved this book .what a fiery brave women getting this far all by herself , I have three granddaughters to grow up and if they've even half Katherines salt that will do for me .love it that she married her first love wish her nothing but happiness . She has worked hard enjoy the rewards Katherine .
I have no better word to describe this book. It's funny, hilarious, made me cry tears of lolz at times, Katherine Ryan is a candid funny woman and this book is everything I was expecting. I'll happily read it again.