It’s already Wednesday! I have been pretty busy with client work this week, on top of prepping for my Blogging Boot Camp this weekend 🙂 I am appreciative to have the work; it gives me purpose each day and helps me continue moving forward.
Reading helps, too! So, let’s get into the latest read from Blanche’s Book Club: “Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay” by Phoebe Robinson. Here’s the scoop:
Wouldn’t it be great if life came with instructions? Of course, but like access to Michael B. Jordan’s house, none of us are getting any. Thankfully, Phoebe Robinson is ready to share everything she has experienced to prove that if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own.
Written in her trademark unfiltered and witty style, Robinson’s latest collection is a call to arms. Outfitted with on-point pop culture references, these essays tackle a wide range of topics: giving feminism a tough-love talk on intersectionality, telling society’s beauty standards to kick rocks, and calling foul on our culture’s obsession with work. Robinson also gets personal, exploring money problems she’s hidden from her parents, how dating is mainly a warmed-over bowl of hot mess, and definitely most important, meeting Bono not once, but twice. She’s struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jeans size. She knows about trash because she sees it every day–and because she’s seen roughly one hundred thousand hours of reality TV and zero hours of Schindler’s List.
With the intimate voice of a new best friend, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count.
This is actually Robinson’s second book and I haven’t read the first one. I didn’t MEAN to do it that way, I just saw this one was available and it’s been on my TBR list for awhile.
I also should note that I didn’t actually read this book, but I listened to the audio version. I discovered Robinson through her podcast-turned-TV-special, “2 Dope Queens” and I think she has a great voice, so I really enjoyed hearing the book — I would definitely recommend it.
She is so funny and very relatable, and this book was nothing less of that. I am looking forward to reading the first one, too, but I really loved heard the forward from Ilana Glazer in this one!
The next book Blanche’s Book Club will be reading is “The Summer I Turned Pretty” by Jenny Han.
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