I love, love, love the title of this book, A Walk in the Snark by Rachel Thompson. I have been following Rachel on Twitter for a while, @rachelintheoc. Her tweets and blog, www.rachelintheoc.com, are hilarious and I recently found out about her book, A Walk in the Snark. She started her blog in 2008.
I also love that she self published this book! And, she helped co-found the Indie Book Collective (http://www.rachelintheoc.com/p/indie-book-collective.html), a fabulous group to help writers learn about self publishing and marketing on Twitter and other social media mediums. You know me- I have the upmost of respect for any entrepreneur who uses the word “self” and “indie” to achieve their goals.
Refreshing, poignant and snarky…
The book reminds me of Patty from Millionaire Matchmaker (guilty confession, I love her!), Sex in the City and a smidge of Oprah. It is irreverent, funny and then overwhelmingly poignant. A weird conglomeration of emotions!
She discusses her Mancode, the word she has coined for how men conduct themselves anywhere from grocery shopping to helping with kids. Hilarious!
She also spends several chapters discussing her former boyfriend who committed suicide. Her writing on this topic is captivating.
A few of my favorite quotes:
“Life can’t always be martinis and beaches.”
“Now sending a MAN to the store is like sending him into a foreign country.”
“Just as friends don’t let friends drive drunk, chicks don’t let men wear stupid pants.”
“I joke about hating to cook but to be honest I don’t really hate it. I detest it with every fiber of my Louis Vuitton handbag.”
Run to Amazon and buy this book for your Kindle for a mere $2.99 (I love the price too.) We need to support independent authors!
What are you reading and where are you going?