This is the first non-fiction book that I’m reviewing. I’ll generally be sticking to fiction, but every now and again, you’ll find something else here. That’s life. I review what I read.
For a non-fiction book, this was quite an enjoyable read. I read it on my Kindle, but according to Amazon, the paperback is 224 page. I went through it in under 24 hours (including the acknowledgements). So, it clearly held my attention and, while not a page-turner in the sense of a thrilling mystery or action-packed novel, I was obviously turning the pages… quickly.
I figured this would happen, since Ms. Alkon’s writing voice is, in my opinion, hilarious. It’s not that she says things I don’t think, it’s more that she does… in an ad absurdum kind of way. Or, she’ll say the glaringly obvious things I’ve really wanted to say, but couldn’t quite put into words. I knew this from her blog. This is probably why I picked up this particular non-fiction book in the first place.
As to content, it is clear, understandable, informative, and allows for fact checking (I’m a nerd, I love foot/end notes, deal with it). It also presents stuff we all know along with stuff we probably don’t – without making me feel like an idiot. Information is often presented with story-like examples, which makes it both readable and interesting to those of us who tend to prefer a good story to a good college textbook. Continue Reading