Thursday, February 28, 2013

Book Review: Under the Duvet


Name of Book:  Under the Duvet

Author:  Marian Keyes


Summary:  From BN.com:  From the acclaimed bestselling author of Sushi for Beginners and Angels comes a collection of personal essays on shopping, writing, moviemaking, motherhood and all the assorted calamities involved in being a savvy woman in the new millennium.

Her novels are read and adored by millions around the world, and with Under the Duvet, Marian Keyes tackles the world of nonfiction. These are her collected pieces: regular bulletins from the woman writing under the covers.

Marian loves shoes and her LTFs (Long-Term Friends), hates realtors and lost luggage, and she once had a Christmas office party that involved roasting two sheep on a spit, Moroccan-style. She's just like you and me ...

Featuring a wide compilation of Marian's journalism from magazines and newspapers, plus some exclusive, previously unpublished material, Under the Duvet is bursting with funny stories: observations on life, in-laws, weight loss, parties and driving lessons that will keep you utterly gripped — either wincing with recognition or roaring with laughter.

What I Liked:  Marian Keyes is one of my favorite authors and I was so excited to read this book of essays.  I have never read a collection of essays before, so this was exciting as well.

What I Didn’t Like:  Some of the stories would make great plots for longer novels.  I couldn’t get enough of a few of them and wished they had lasted a little longer.

Overall Thoughts:  This book was great to read, especially during lunch because the stories were short.  You didn’t have to look hard for a good stopping point when needed.

Final Rating:  Silver Star


 
Recommended?  Yes

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