A Walk in the Snark is a fine collection of snarky posts about relationships, about men, about woman, about how they interact. It also has some truly heartfelt passages in it about loss, about love and how the two go hand-in-hand.
This is a book worth picking up and reading. It is a refreshing, daring, frank discussion about all things man and woman.
Bravo to Rachel on her debut! I most certainly cannot wait to...more
A WALK IN THE SNARK, a collection of essays originally posted on her...more
Even when I struggled to identify with the somewhat stereotypical man vs. women thing in this book, I enjoyed it. You see, I'm not a girly-girl. I own about five pairs of shoes (one for each purpose: sneakers, hiking boots, snow boots, flip-flops, and pumps), I see the...more
There has been some noise that this is a "Woman's book". Nope, I don't think so. I wouldn't classify this as Chick-Lit either. I think that's too narrow. Nor is it a feminist, male-bashing manifesto. It's more like a general field guide to relationships in the wild....more
I’ll start by saying, that I ‘listened’ to this ebook using my (brand new!) Kindle ‘text to speech’ settings. It was my first experience in using this and luckily, this book was perfect to try. The author has a conversational style of writing that worked really well as an audio.
The first few pages seemed to be a bit of disclaimer, reviews and a bit of babble and I was beginning to think it was going to be a bit trashy especially when she sta...more
I have never met Rachel, but I know that she is part of the IBC that I am actively participating, and she was one of the people that was behind the incredible Blog for Troops that I participate in Memorial Weekend.
This book is a collection of articles/post she had on her blog (that I also discover recently), if you had never read it, stop reading here, go there....more
when i picked up this book to read and review, i was not expecting to be laughing half the time. apparently the "battle of the sexes" is far from over and it takes place not only in my neighborhood and home but also in Rachel's OC household - that's Orange County and not Obsessive Compulsive as i unerringly thought of much to my embarrassment.
now the the remaining...more
The contrast between the two is striking. For everything fake on the ladies on TV (and I’m not being critical here- if it works for them, go for it) there’s an authenticity to Rachel’s writing. You feel like you know her. You wonder why it is, exactly, that you aren’t si...more
I can't review A Walk In The Snark by Rachel Thompson - better known as Rachel in the OC - without reviewing the author herself. A Walk In The Snark is a collection of the best-of-the-best from the author's wildly popular blog. In this best selling eBook the reader gets a wonderful taste of different aspects of her writing - from gut-wrenching hilarious, to the quiet seriousness of the authors heart. Rachel is relentless as she deconstructs the mysteries of men, women, relationships, and the per...more
I didn't read the book in one sitting, rather, I bounced back to it every few days because it was light, enj...more
Well, Rachel Thompson is here to offer you relief from that loneliness and show that, yes, she understands what you're going through. Her personality pops off the pages as she trusts you with humorous, intimate, and some...more
The "poignancy alert" bits about an ex-boyfriend who committed suicide felt like they belonged in another book. They were clearly heartfelt and not badly written but in the cont...more
Ms. Thompson does an excellent job of balancing tales of domestic and marital "bliss and blunder" with poignant stories of a past love that hit a very tragic end. I found myself alternately laughing and tearing up as I read, which to me is the sign of a great book. Rather than serving as a mere "rehashing" of Rac...more
I might even consider peeking in on her blog every now and then, and I totally think she...more
A Walk in the Snark had me smiling and nodding my head with almost every story. It was fun, it was real. And what really brought this book home for me was not just the "snark" parts, it was the real-lif...more
I liked the way Rachel laughs at herself and our sex. You have to laugh a...more
Rachel doesn’t hate men. She loves her husband very much. She just tells you like it is; Men are from Seinfield and Women are from Friends. Rachel also shares a tragedy and in between the Snark, she shares an inciden...more
Not even worth reading. I finished it just hoping it would get better. I have never read her blog, so maybe that made it worse.
Her essays on her ex “D” are poignant and sad. The whole situation must have been extremely difficult to deal with and she handled it with grace and poise.
I especially loved her essay entitled “Mommy’s School of Rock”. I can just picture everyone’s reaction upon hearing her five-ye...more
Read it, enjoy it, you will not be disappointed :)