October 29, 2010

Is It Just Me? By Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is known for being extremely talented in many different areas in the entertainment field. She has won a Tony, Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, 2 Golden Globes, and many other awards for her wide range of talent.

I like her for her honesty and humor. She is a big reason I watch The View, and even TiVo it when I’m not there to watch it. Often on the show, I hear her say something about how she doesn’t use Twitter, or a Blackberry and I smile. I often though maybe it is just me, but I don’t text 24/7 (rarely even do I text). If you are left wondering if it is just you thinking these things, you are not alone! Check out Is It Just Me? By Whoopi Goldberg and enjoy an evening alone with a book discovering that it is in fact, not just you.

Book Description
“Whoopi Goldberg has always been her own woman. From her days in standup, through her acclaimed work as an actor, and now into her duties as the moderator and co-host of The View, Whoopi has been outspoken and honest, respectfully taking no prisoners even while drawing people in and making them laugh—or cry. Total honesty, administered civilly and with a healthy dose of audacity, is her hallmark and her way of life.

In her new book, Whoopi shares stories from her own life when she’s been forced to deal with tough situations in family, marriage, friendship, and business. She relates how she navigated through them with healthy honesty, which has all but vanished in the era of the volatile pundit. Naturally, she tells these stories with the humor, irreverence, and joy for which she’s known, and she also speaks up about the challenges dealing with one another here and now, especially with the growing disrespect and rudeness in this country. Cheeky, a bit naughty, occasionally in-your-face, this humorous book will bring readers into her world.” – Is It Just Me?

My Thoughts
Whoopi Goldberg is funny and talented. What I really enjoy about this book is that it is written like how she speaks. Funny and to the point. I agree with most of the things she writes about in this book. How people act on the road, texting, how people behave in an airplane, censorship, personal hygiene, noisy neighbors, etc.

The only area I wish she had written more about in a not so negative way is blogging. See, I am a blogger, obviously. I am not one that hides behind an anonymous name though. I don’t slam people and make fun of them or report on something I made up. So, she isn’t directing these sections in the book towards bloggers like me. However, she doesn’t really mention the good side of blogging either. Maybe she hasn’t seen the good parts of it, but I assure you Whoopi, the good ones are out there!

Overall, I really enjoyed reading Is It Just Me? By Whoopi Goldberg. I highly recommend this book and think this is a perfect book for everyone who has a good sense of humor and gets the things discussed in this book. Even if they don’t originally, hopefully they will see what they are doing can surely annoy those around them.

Thank you to the publisher of Is It Just Me?, Hyperion Books, for providing me with a copy for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Andhari said...

I like Whoopi Goldberg, she's funny!:)