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BOOK REVIEW: “I Like You Just the Way I Am” by Jenny Mollen

Title: Silent: I Like You Just the Way I Am
Author: Jenny Mollen
Publication: June 17, 2014
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Source: Purchase

 
I Like You Just the Way I Am

 

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
By the actress, writer, and one of the funniest women on Twitter, an outrageous, hysterical memoir of acting on impulse, plotting elaborate hoaxes, and refusing to acknowledge boundaries in any form

Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She is also a wife, married to a famous guy (which is annoying only because he gets free shit and she doesn’t). She doesn’t want much from life. Just to be loved–by everybody: her parents, her dogs, her ex-boyfriends, her ex-boyfriends’ dogs, her husband, her husband’s ex-girlfriends, her husband’s ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriends, etc. Some people might call that impulse crazy, but isn’t “crazy” really just a word boring people use to describe fun people? (And Jenny is really, really fun, you guys!)

In these pages, you’ll find stories of Jenny at her most genuine, whether it’s stalking her therapist (because he knows everything about her so shouldn’t she get to know everything about him?); throwing a bachelorette party so bad that one of the guests is suspected dead; or answering the eternal question, Would your best friend blow your husband on a car ride to dinner if she didn’t know you were hiding in the backseat?

I Like You Just the Way I Am is about not doing the right thing–about indulging your inner crazy-person. It is Jenny when she’s not trying to impress anyone or come across as a responsible, level-headed member of society. With any luck it will make you better acquainted with who you really are and what you really want. Which, let’s be honest, is most likely someone else’s email password.

 
REVIEW:
In today’s era of sugarcoating your issues, Jenny Mollen takes a different approach and lets it all out. “I Like You Just the Way I Am” is a book of stories about everything from her obsession with her husband’s Ex to her struggle with two different eating disorders. While the content is heavy, it is highly entertaining.

Most people know her as Jason Biggs’ wife, but let me make sure to be clear that she is her own person. She has issues just like the rest of us. She has suffered from depression, anorexia and bulimia and is incredibly open about all of it. She makes you feel like your not completely nuts for starling for guy’s ex online and driving by her house on the regular. She is, in no uncertain terms, my new hero.

If you are looking for a fun book that will literally make you laugh out loud, I HIGHLY recommend you take the time to read this book. I was able to finish the book in just under 2 days. I loved it THAT much. “I Like You Just the Way I Am” is a great read that’s a lot of fun.

 
You can get your copy of “I Like You Just the Way I Am” in your local book store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. You can also add it to your TO READS list on Goodreads now!

Make sure to check out her website at JennyMollens.com and follow her on twitter!

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