As a female in a Science field, I was looking forward to reading this book. It is a satirical teaching of science acting as though it is one of those girly magazines. Unfortunately, I just didn’t get it. I didn’t even finish the book because I did not find it to be funny at all. I wanted to like it, but the further I got into it, the less impressed I was with it, so I didn’t even finish reading it.
Don’t waste your time on this one!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Megan Amram, one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment,” Rolling Stone’s “25 Funniest People on Twitter,” and a writer for NBC’s hit show Parks and Recreation, delivers a politically, scientifically, and anatomically incorrect “textbook” that will have women screaming with laughter, and men dying to know what the noise is about.
In the vein of faux expert books by John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris, Science…for Her! is ostensibly a book of science written by a denizen of women’s magazines. Comedy writer and Twitter sensation Megan Amram showcases her fiendish wit with a pitch-perfect attack on everything from those insanely perky tips for self-improvement to our bizarre shopaholic dating culture to the socially mandated pursuit of mind-blowing sex to the cringe-worthy secret codes of food and body issues.
Part hilarious farce, part biting gender commentary, Amram blends Cosmo and science to highlight absurdities with a machine-gun of laugh-inducing lines that leave nothing and no one unscathed. Subjects include: this Spring’s ten most glamorous ways to die; tips for hosting your own big bang; what religion is right for your body type; and the most pressing issue facing women today: kale!!!
Be prepared to laugh about anything in this outrageous satirical gem.