Friday, June 3, 2011

Review - RoseanneArchy

Written by: Roseanne Barr - $15.85 Kindle - $12.99
Barnes & Noble - $15.85
B&N Nook - $12.99


Roseanne Barr is a force of nature. Whether taking the sitcom world by storm, challenging accepted social norms, or battling the wild pigs inhabiting her nut farm in Hawaii, she is not to be trifled with. In this return to the printed page, Roseanne unleashes her razor-sharp observations on hypocrisy, hubris, and self-perpetuating institutions of questionable value—as well as menopause, pharmaceuticals, and her grandkids. And she’s as controversial, original, and funny as ever.

Raised half-Jewish, half-Mormon, and 100 percent misfit, Roseanne made a deal with Satan early on as the price she paid for stardom. But now she’s looking to refinance the loan of her soul—this book represents her final exorcism of fame.

Displaying her brilliance and sharp wit, Roseanne discusses the humor of everyday life with musings on more serious topics, such as class warfare, feminism, the cult of celebrity, and Kabbalah. Bold, brash, and insightful, Roseannearchy shows that she can still skewer any subject under the sun and why The New York Times describes her appeal as “the power of a whole planet, pulling everything around it inexorably into its orbit.”

This book made me laugh, cry, think and pee my pants. ;) Really it was full of insight not just in her own life, but in the world. She warns you not to take it too seriously and you can sometimes glean when she is making a joke.

I have a new-found respect for this woman because she takes responsibility for a lot of mistakes she made in life, not just the horrible version of the national anthem she sang, but her marriages, saying horrible things about her parents and even having children. She constantly jokes about her kids hounding her for money and that she doesn't like them much, but she makes the point that she isn't a very good mother and had she known then what she does now she wouldn't have become a mother in the first place.

She does however love her grandsons, her family, and her current boyfriend. However, she is unapologetic about who she is now, and old jewish woman. Kind of refreshing that she has thrown off all the bullsh** and is just being herself. I wish I had that chutzpah.

1 comment:

  1. I am adding it to my pile, it sounds like I don't want to miss it. I don't read a lot of nonfiction, but when the words come loaded with insight and a good laugh I'm all for reality!


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