Jen | Before Midnight

A (hopefully) safe space for yet another GR refugee.

Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance - Jenny McCarthy I went into this hoping for some humor. After reading [b:Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth|12499|Belly Laughs The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth|Jenny McCarthy||14795] a couple years ago while I was pregnant, I was hoping to continue the humor and giggles.

Instead, there are lots of supposedly-humorous anecdotes about Ms. McCarthy's love life, Hollywood life, and general life experiences, including about getting a boob job, botox, and being harassed and physically assaulted at school. I couldn't really find the last one humorous at all, and even though she was trying to make a point about friendships, I really kept thinking to myself, "WTF, I'd report them to the police for setting her hair on fire while on the school bus, which is school property."

In between anecdotes, Jenny inserts chat transcripts between herself and different, random people, ranging from therapists and "experts" to a couple of girls working at the Chicken Ranch Brothel in Las Vegas. Personally, the only transcript I read was the Brothel girls. I read the beginnings of the transcripts but eventually ended up skimming over most of them. Chat transcripts don't hold my attention at all. It's too much like reading Shakespeare in school, minus all the fancy thee and thou.

I tried really hard to like this book. I really did. It just didn't happen.

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