Rating: **** (4 stars) I wanted to read this book since the first moment that I saw it. Yet 2017 passed and it still was in my TBR pile. I finally decided to make it a priority. I am so glad that I did. Graham is hilarious, and it was especially interesting to hear about her projects in her own words.
The writing was especially good. Grahams' voice was apparent throughout. It was humorous, but also serious at the same time. It has an amazing quote on body image:
"Plus, I think it should be against the law to feel down on yourself regarding any issues that Oprah is still working on, and OPRAH IS STILL WORKING ON THIS ISSUE. She has rubbed elbows with heads of state and every celebrity in the universe, opened a school in Africa among other accomplishments, made millions of dollars, and helped scores of people live a better life, but, by her own admission, she is still working on diet-related topics."
The book has a definite structure. The book is more thematic than chronological. She addresses issues that are important to her, in addition to her life, and her career. There is a little bit of everything in this book. I think she has one of the best writing tips that I have ever heard, and I have read tons of writing books. Sometimes within the chapters, she bounces around a bit, but it works adding more character to the book.
I found the book to be entertaining. I enjoyed reading it and had a hard time putting it down. It was light reading, funny, and at times eye-opening. However, I am a bit of a sucker for memoirs in general.
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