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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 Blogging for Books for my honest review.



48 comments :

  1. That sounds like an interesting book! I agree; I feel like we are constantly searching for our purpose during our 20s. I may have to check this out!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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  3. I'm sorry that this comment has nothing to do with your post, but I just noticed that your hover Pin button is the sorting hat. That is probably the best Pin button I have ever seen.

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  4. It sounds like a fabulous book. I might have to add it to my list.

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  5. Adding to my TBR! I'm trying to read at least one nonfiction book a month, so this one is definitely added to the list!

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  6. That pin is super cool. I am Halloween obsessed year round!

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  7. Sounds like a really great book. Thanks for sharing the review

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  8. This sounds like a great book for women of any age really, because who among us doesn't need help with what to pack or what to do with that "I'm so busy" friend? Thanks for the review.

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  9. I'd be down for reading it just for the fact that it shares the name with one of my favorite book series/franchises from the 80s! Thanks for the review, Tiffany! :)

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  10. Exactly! I feel like I'm always trying to read as much as possible about how to make the most of my 20s and figure out my life. Every little bit helps!

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  11. Yes! I'm so happy that you noticed that. I'm obsessed with my Sorting Hat pin it button!

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  12. It was definitely a quick read. It's a perfect coffee table book.

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  13. That's an awesome goal! I really need to start reading more nonfiction books too.

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  14. You're welcome. I'm happy you enjoyed it.

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  15. Exactly! I love how she named the different kinds of friends, because I definitely have friends that fit into each category!

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  16. Oh, that's awesome! I'm happy you enjoyed the review!

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  17. Sounds like a funny book. Thanks for the review!

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  18. That friends section would get me in trouble, even using my inside-my-head voice... :)

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  19. My list is so long right now. I think next I want to read the Alan Cumming memoir, but I don't know how I feel about just reading it after hearing an audio snippet. Seriously Alan Cumming could read anything and sound fabulous, amiright?

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  20. It sounds like a marvelous book. The cover is all that, too.

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  21. That sounds like a great book! Now, I'm not saying this book I've linked has great advice, but this book is really funny. Have you heard of it or read it? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008YXQVZ8?btkr=1

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  22. I'm going to have to put this on my list!! Sounds good!!

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  23. You're welcome! It's definitely fully of laughs.

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  24. Haha I know exactly what you mean!

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  25. I haven't heard of it, but now I want to read it! Omg!

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  26. I love that you mentioned Hocus Pocus :)

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  27. Sounds like an easy read when you're in the mood for some humor. I will have to check it out! (:

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  28. Sounds like an interesting book. Now you've made me want to watch Hocus Pocus...it's got to be coming on TV soon...

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  29. It sounds like a good book that I would want to bookmark for later. If it's intended for an older crowd, I wouldn't mind having it in my library anyway :]

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  30. I LOVE the cover of the book!! I'll have to add this one to my long list of books to read! Thanks for the suggestion!!

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  31. Sounds like a great read for any young woman. I'll have to put it on my list!

    Emily
    Life of Emily

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  32. I'll have to put this on my to-read list. It looks like a fun read!

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  33. I'm sure it is! I love Hocus Pocus!

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  34. It's a really quick read, and there's a lot of good stuff thrown in between all the stuff that I don't relate to haha.

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  35. If you like the cover, then you'll definitely love all the illustrations inside too!

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  36. It's definitely full of good advice and lots of funny tidbits.

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  37. It's just hard for me to commit to a nonfiction novel when there's so many good fiction books out there to be read! I usually just go off of recommendations. (Up next is Lena Dunham's book!)

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  38. I've been wanting to read Lena Dunham's book too! I just saw her on Ellen, and she's so hilarious. I love her! My favorite non-fiction books are usually about celebrities' lives haha.

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  39. It sound like a great book, but I'm not sure yet. But I'm gonna put it on my list anyway, I want to know the advices.

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