Straight Up and Dirty: A Memoir by Stephanie Klein

Book 26/30.

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

A few pages in and I just KNEW this was going to be a 1 star read.

I did not like a lot of things about this book, most of all how really really REALLY clichéd the writing was. Honestly, if Ms. Klein can get a book deal with millions of clichés stuffed into 288 pages then surely so can I.

I also did not like how incredibly snarky the author was. Her inner monologue could be super bitchy (she gave me some lowkey Julie Powell vibes and Lawd knows Ms. Powell is the bitchiest nonfiction character I have ever come across) and I just do not understand how she was okay with “hitting print” and letting millions of readers know she could be such a bitch.

It got a bit better towards the end of the book, when the author began to realise her worth, but by then it was too little too late. I could have given this 1 ½ stars, but I am not a ½ star kinda gal. So instead of rounding this up to 2 stars, I rounded it down to 1 star because all the clichés and all the snark just did NOT work for me.

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** A guide to ratings **
1 star – did not like it
2 stars – it was okay
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was amazing

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