I received this book for Christmas this year (I asked for it) and am so glad I did. I didn’t really know much about her, except for her role of Kelly on The Office and that she’s a writer for that show. This book is a set of essays about her life growing up, things she likes/enjoys, and other things she’s noticed/thought about.
I’ve read some reviews where people felt like she got kind of un-focused towards the end of the book, but I don’t really think she did. Yeah, the first 2/3rds of the book is about her growing up and her journey to where she is now, but by that point, she’s brought us to that part of her life. What else is she supposed to talk about? I think she did a good job of just putting fun/random things in. The only time I felt like there was something missing was the end of the part where she talks about her time as a guest writer for SNL. She talks about how nice Amy Poehler is and she mentions that Amy wanted to go on a late night walk with her thru NYC. Then that was it. That chapter ends. Which wasn’t consistent with everything else written because she shares so much in the book. It was so abrupt, I actually went back to see if my copy was missing pages.
Otherwise, it was a great and really funny book. There were so many stories from her childhood that I saw my upbringing mirroring it. It’s nice to know there were other sheltered girls out there too that were perfectly fine with being sheltered. If you pretty much wanna know what I was like growing up, it’s eerily similar to hers. Which is eery, but fine by me because she’s a cool chick. A fun, fast read that I do recommend.