Book Club – May ’13

The book club has officially been named!

Ladiez is Readerz 2.

Yep, that’s got a great ring to it. Not to mention it truly captures the essence of our book club. Hard-hitting chicks from the street who only ever take breaks from krumping practice to peruse the pages of the latest NY Times Bestseller. If you want to know where to sign up, please contact your local Gangsta.

We had our first meeting and had a serious chat about a mediocre memoir. Tough love from the critics in Ladiez is Readerz 2! Rachel Dratch’s Girl Walks into a Bar had it’s moments (the chapter entitled Horsemeat), but mostly fell short for us in actual laugh-out-loud moments. I found myself comparing it to Bossypants which was well written and made me fall in love with Tina Fey. I only felt an odd combination of confusion, dissatisfaction, and slight hunger (unrelated) when I finished Dratch’s memoir. I wanted to love it, I really did! And it hasn’t changed my feelings about the Debbie Downer Disney sketch, which still makes my eyes water from laughter.

Next up for the Ladiez: Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City.

I’m only 40 pages in. At first I was excited! Then I had a nightmare. I’m going to have to limit my reading hours to daylight.

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