April 30, 2013

The New Rules for Blondes by Selena Coppock

The New Rules for Blondes by Selena Coppock is a witty book about blondes. This isn’t a book that features a ton of dumb blonde jokes, instead it is about the life of the author, who is fortunate enough to be a blonde and know how to work it. Read this book for tips for blondes (and having good hair in general), and stories about the author’s life as a blonde.

Book Description
Writer, comedienne, and full-time Blonde, Selena Coppock offers up adventures, misadventures, and golden-hued nuggets of wisdom in a laugh-out-loud anthem for those of us who really do have more fun. . . .

The modern blonde is savvy, wise, confident, capable, and not afraid to laugh at herself when the occasion calls for it. She knows who she is and is prepared to subvert all stereotypes (although she's not above wielding her golden tresses to her advantage), and knows how to be both classy and a little brassy.

In the way only a Boston-bred New Yorker who once won "Best Hair" in her high school graduating class could, Coppock doles out tongue-in-cheek advice about avoiding hair disasters, the consequences of dating a man who cares a little too much about his own hair product, and so much more in an outrageous essay collection that will have even the staunchest of raven-haired beauties considering a trip to the nearest salon.” – The New Rules for Blondes

My Thoughts
The New Rules for Blondes is a fun read for blondes, wannabe blondes, and anyone with a sense of humor. It is a great pool-side or beach read, but can be read by anyone anywhere. The cover is also brilliantly blonde and will likely strike up a few conversations with people who see you reading it. Unless of course you are an e-reader kind of gal.

The book is divided into chapters, or rules for blondes to live by. These focus on blonde pride, blonde maintenance, blonde behavior, and blonde friendship. Stories about famous blondes, encouragement from blondes in history, and of course the author’s personal experiences of being blonde is weaved throughout.

As a person who has been some form for blonde for just about all of my life, I can honestly say that this is a truly great book about blondes for blondes. Some people (lifelong brunettes perhaps) may never understand what it feels like to be blonde. However, if they read this book, they may get a slight understanding about what it really means. Sure, some blondes may have more fun, but it is about much more than that.

I enjoyed this book a lot, and highly recommend it for all fellow blondes and wannabe blondes out there.

* Thank you to the publisher of The New Rules for Blondes, IT Books, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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