Life as I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex%E2%80%A6Not Necessarily in That Order

Sarah Colonna. Villard, $15 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-0-345-52837-7
In this rapid-fire tell-all memoir, Colonna spins personal misfortune into comedic gold. Recalling a bad trip on mushrooms at Burning Man, the author reminisces about camping trips with her family in Arkansas (where she grew up), noting quaintly that her mother "fed [her] biscuits and gravy rather than hallucinogens." While some readers may tire of the drinking, drugs, and myriad men, Colonna's fans will appreciate her endearing self-deprecation and sarcastic humor. Between the one night stands, politically incorrect humor, and countless episodes of heartbreak, Colonna finds time to reflect on more serious concerns, like aging, blazing a career path, overcoming nerves (Colonna is a stand-up comic), and pushing the boundaries of one's comfort zone. The eye-opening narrative relates candid details of the author's life in mature language, but the conversational style and humorous slant will keep readers laughing from start to finish. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 04/23/2012
Release date: 02/01/2012
Genre: Nonfiction
Hardcover - 136 pages - 978-0-345-52838-4
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