Girl Talk: Unsolicited Advice for Modern Ladies by Christie Young (Book Review).
As a recent college graduate, I feel like I'm always looking at articles and advice for women in their 20's. Whether it's things you should do before you turn 30 or how you know you're turning into an adult or anything of the sort, you better believe that I'm going to stop and take a moment to read it.
When I stumbled upon Girl Talk: Unsolicited Advice for Modern Ladies, I knew that this would be a book that I would enjoy. I love articles, books, etc. that offer advice in a comical way because it shows that all of the insecurities you have, all the weird things you do, and all the unspeakable things you think are things that other people have, do, and think as well. It really makes me feel like I'm part of this 20-something club where we're all just trying to figure out how to live life in this awkward, yet exciting stage.
Girl Talk is unique in that it isn't a traditional book; it's told through both pictures and words drawn by Christie Young. It's full of sarcasm, humor, and little truths that some of us may not ever have the courage to speak aloud. It forces us to relive all of our embarrassing moments as well as the moments that we'd love to relive forever.
Some highlights for me:
Festivals: I love that it gives you advice on what to pack and that she also included book festivals and ComicCon, because we all know I'm officially obsessed with both of those.
Friends Forever: This section pretty much gives a breakdown of the types of friends you have including best friends, former friends, an hour late friends, a dollar short friends, the "I'm so busy" friends, and several more. You'll find yourself reading each one and automatically assigning one of your friends to that category.
Holidays: For Halloween, it mentions Hocus Pocus, and we all know that's a must watch in October (and year-round)!
One thing I must say is that some sections of the book made me think it was for an audience older than me. There were a few things that I couldn't relate to and others that I hadn't experienced yet. It does have a few 90's references that I could totally get down with, like Ashanti and Sister, Sister.
I give this book a 3.5 out of 5. While it did include a lot of hilarity, I felt like I wasn't the intended audience for the book. But if you're looking for a quick read with a bit of sarcasm and quirkiness and also a bit of advice, then Girl Talk may be exactly what you're looking for.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from BloggingforBooksfor my honest review.