Drink, Play, F@#k: One Man's Search for Anything Across Ireland, Vegas, and Thailand
When this suspiciously familiar cover caught my eye at B&N the other day, it immediately put a smile on my face. I liked Gilbert's book a lot...more
This satire of Eat, Pray, Love is one of the smartest, funniest, totally GENIUS books I've read recently. Nothing hipster-intelligent or pseudo-intelligent or gross-out-but-not-actually-funny (ahem, Tucker Max, ahem) about it - just brilliant writing. It flows smoothly and hilariously and makes me want to hang out with this guy. If you have read EPL, the structural and conceptual parallels will be unmistakable ~ but if you haven't read EPL, it will still be a good read.
Part one, Ireland...more
Gottlieb does his best to reference Gilbert throughout the course of his quirky and entertaining vignettes. References to the speaker being Gilbert's estranged husband (the one she cried over in the bathroom before deciding...more
As much as I disliked Elizabeth Gilbert, I really liked "Bob Sullivan". He seemed like a personal guy who didn't say things over an over again to get me to believe him (he did often repeat his anger with his wife being with another man, but that's much more understandable than telling me over and over [Elizabeth]again how you are so good at making friends right away). The trip...more
As I moved to the second part about gambling and golf my four star rating turned into a three star rating. I don't gamble and I don't golf and maybe I shouldn't judge a book because of my own ignora...more
Meet Bobby Sullivan. Middle-aged, recent divorcee and tired of his dull unassuming life. Bobby sets off on a year-long trip of spiritual awakening.. First to Irelan...more
It's funny, don't get me wrong. The first few pages are rich with belly laughs. But after a while, it wears on you. I wasn't far into the story when I made this realization: it's like the book equivalent of being trapped in the corner at a party by...more
I missed everything in that book that made EPL a bestseller - the language is simple and uninspiring, the events are described in an uneventful manner (so that some parts are boring and made me skip a page or two).
Aren't parodies supposed to be funny and witty and make yo...more
we all know that guys are naturally dumb and stupid and "as sensitive as a [...:] toilet seat," but deep wayyy down, they have feelings too. hahaha.
everything in this book is ridiculously funny, outrageously ballsy, and most of all, very entertaining. it's very inspiring too. once you get past all the drinking, all the gambling and all the unnecessary sex, you realize that the main point it's trying to convey is that we owe it to ourselves to...more
I didn't think I'd be diving into first class literature, but I thought it would be a fun read, maybe actually insightful at times. Turns out it's a not-even-that-entertaining...more
I had to check several times that this was a piece of fiction and that Andrew Gottlieb was not previously married to Elisabeth Gilbert, so closely does this follow her story in Eat, Pray, Love.
After getting jilted he leads an attack on the world by qui...more
I saw this at an airport back in September and just had to buy it. The cover mimicked Eat, Pray, Love, which was still fresh in my mind from the summer reading challenge. Now, first off, I'd like to remind you that I was surprised to find I liked EPL. I'm not about to fly around the world and worship Gilbert, but it wasn't bad. So a parody interested me. I mean, the c...more
Drink, Play, Fuck is not very well-written at all..too conversational for my taste. Conversational works sometimes, but in this case it just felt like being told a bunch of "you had to be there" stories. Furthermore, and more unfortunately, Gottlieb rarely actually indulges in any raw tales, despite the assumptions the reader may ma...more