Sometimes, when I read a book for fun, I just want to read it, rather than read it in order to review it for my blog. I don’t want to think about what I need to write later, while I’m actually reading it. Being a book pusher, I still want to tell my readers how much I enjoyed reading a particular book. In those instances, I usually write a quick sentence or two on Goodreads.com, but today, I thought to myself, “Hey, why not also share my thoughts here, too?”
Thus, my solution—the 30 second book review. No author or book links, no fancy thoughts, just my gut reaction, back when I last updated my Goodreads “read” shelf.
30 Second Book Review:
With a title like GUTS, one might think this celebrity memoir would revolve around all of the shocking medical details behind one of the most famous stomach explosions of all time. It does, but it doesn’t, if that makes sense to you.
Surprisingly, Johnston writes very little about the various gory details of her medical drama. Instead, her memoir is filled with the moments and memories that lead up to her facing the facts: she was an alcoholic, a drug addict, and her addiction was so bad her body had literally exploded on her in disgust.
About the Book:
“It felt like I was speeding on the Autobahn toward hell, trapped inside a DeLorean with no brakes. And even if I could somehow stop, I’d still be screwed, because there’s no way I’d ever be able to figure out how to open those insane, cocaine-designed doors.” –Kristen Johnston
The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. GUTS is a true triumph—a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris. With GUTS, Johnston takes us on a journey so truthful and relatable, so remarkably fresh, it promises to stay with the reader for a long, long time.