For all the young ladies out there, post-college and pre-husband/baby/daycare/career, this book will keep you warm with laughter on these cold Steamboat nights. This little collection of vignettes centers around a group of female friends more disposed to self-destructive relationships, hangovers, and bride-bashing than to triumph and self-discovery, but it is extremely refreshing in its realistic portrait of a messy trip through one’s 20s. I loved the fact that every single character, with all her different facets and flaws, was someone I could recognize as a friend of my own, someone I have skipped classes with, drank multiple bottles of cheap wine with, and cried over awful men with. You will love this book!
For those of you trying to channel your inner rock star during the crucial breaking dawn of 2012, I would suggest this rollicking memoir of Keith Richards’ eventful life as a member of the iconic Rolling Stones. The first chapter begins with a giant roadside drug bust between two Stones performances and the book hardly loses steam – though how could it with Keith at the helm? Anyone who just can’t get no satisfaction from dry political or historical biographies should try this one with more than the average share of rock and roll.
Though she may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Tina Fey is both adorable and hilarious in her self-deprecating account of life as a female comedian in the largely male-dominated Saturday Night Live production machine. She provides the kind of laughs that cause people around you to wonder what you’re reading…..and where they can get a piece of that.