Notes from the Underwire: Adventures from My Awkward and Lovely Life
"Quinn Cummings is a master story-teller and her book is nothing short of delightful. Her insights into topics like celebrity, parenting, and cats with a taste for homicide are pithy and uproarious and not to be missed. Notes from the Underwire is charming, hilarious, and just snarky enough to be ultimately satisfying."
Have to admit that I'm biased: I've been reading the QC Report for years, and she never fails to make me snort with laughter or tear up, often in the same post. So when I heard about the book, I was both excited and leery, since I've been disappointed by other blog-to-book experiments before (see Quiet, Please for one painful example).
But Quinn rules. Even stories that were familiar to me from the blog were still compelling and delightful to r ...more
I'm glad I did. It was mostly enjoyable and she is very funny and would often say things that were unexpected and I like ...more
If you could tell from my lackluster description of the book above, I wasn’t very jazzed about this memoir. I read a lot of books like this, and to be honest, they all sort of blend toget ...more
Quinn Cummings’ 15 minutes of fame are her childhood roles in the movie The Goodbye Girl (1977) and the TV ...more
(EDIT: I see Erma Bombeck is mentioned in the description here on goodreads. Ha.)
The writing was fairly funny, but it ultimately wasn't enough to keep me reading. I read abo ...more
Apparently Quinn Cummings is a former child actor from the 70's and I had never heard of her, which makes it strange that I would be interested in her life in the first place. Again, I was wanting some Bombec ...more
The good news is that this book is more a collection of humorous essays (fleshed out from blog posts, I'm guessing) than yet another "perils of moth ...more
I always loved Quinn Cummings growing up. We were the same age and I admired her precociousness in every role she played. Well, Quinn is still adorably precocious and now I can admire the way she is raising her daughter...how she never got into drugs, alcohol and rehab at a young age; instead, she was working an AIDS hotline when she was 18. She is also hysterically funny...every page had me laughing out loud....well, except for a chapter towards the end, that had me crying. But no spoilers...I ...more
Funny anectdotes from life of Cummings. Some verging on too precious or "cutesy" themes like her favorite soap or her temperamental pets. Funnier ones deal with awkward social situations with Cummings and her hyper sensitive nature. I would have liked more about her social life, semi famous friends, and any more grittier situations. Cummings does create many funny turns of phrase, colorful characters, and ridiculous situations to keep you interested/amused througho ...more