I can’t say I’m a fan of Iliza, or at least I wasn’t before reading this book (Our family regularly watched Last Comic Standing) but I find her a lot more tolerable after reading her book. It’s not an autobiography but it’s a lot of great advice and stories about being a girl and dealing with what she refers to as “Girl Logic”. The forward is also written by Mayim Bialik and you can’t go wrong with Blossom. (Or Amy Farrah Fowler)
There is some behind the scenes on dealing with the aftermath of Last Comic Standing, whether or not she thinks she is famous, stories of guys she has dated and was a quick and really fun read.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman’s approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships.
“Girl Logic” is Iliza’s term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don’t necessarily even notice. She describes is as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world. When confronted with critical decisions about dating, sex, work, even getting dressed in the morning, Iliza argues that women will by nature consider every repercussion of every option before making a move toward what they really want. And that kind of holistic thinking can actually give women an advantage in what is still a male world.
In Iliza’s own words: “Understanding Girl Logic is a way of embracing both our aspirations and our contradictions. GL is the desire to be strong and vulnerable. It’s wanting to be curvy, but rail thin at the same time. It’s striving to kick ass in a man’s world while still being loved by the women around you.
“This book is also for me, because apparently expounding on a stage for two hours a night wasn’t enough. (Trust me, if I could start a cult I would, but I hate the idea of deliberately dying in a group.)”