A Total Waste of Makeup is chick lit at its finest, and it was perfect for a few afternoons on the beach.
Charlize "Charlie" Edwards lives the happy, single, carefree life in LA. She has famous friends, lives in one of the trendiest neighborhoods, and she works as the personal assistant to one of Hollywood's sexiest stars. However, as she turns 30 and prepares to be the maid of honor for her younger sister's wedding, she begins to wonder if she'll ever be able to find Mr. Right.
Yes, the theme is predictable like most chick lit books, but Gruenenfelder is hilarious! As Charlie narrates her story, she's also writing a book of advice for her great niece one day (because she's convinced she'll never have children or grandchildren of her own). At times the advice is very poignant, and at others, it is laugh out loud funny. In fact, they're so funny that I have to share two of them...
"God has a sense of humor. Don't believe me? Just look at a zebra, and tell me what was going on in his mind that day."
"Never ask a single person if they're 'seeing anyone special,' an unemployed person if they've found a job, or a married couple when they're planning to have children. You're not making conversation. You're starting someone on the road to Prozac."
Slightly cynical? Yes, but both made me laugh out loud at the beach.
If you're looking for a light book with some humor, I definitely recommend A Total Waste of Makeup.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 031234872X
- 条形码: 9780312348724
- 商品尺寸: 14.1 x 2.5 x 20.8 cm
- 商品重量: 345 g
- ASIN: 031234872X
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