**spoiler alert** I LOVE Loni Love! I first was introduced to her on the Bethenny (sp?) Talk Show last year. She was so good that she basically STOLE**spoiler alert** I LOVE Loni Love! I first was introduced to her on the Bethenny (sp?) Talk Show last year. She was so good that she basically STOLE the show. She Now appers on THE REAL w/ several younger women. When she offers love advice, it is light-hearted yet intelligent, something you can relate to, and often funny. This book was unintelligent in places, just all-over-the-place. Set up like Q&A [in different categories] but was/felt scripted to get her comedy routine in or the funny in. Problem was the funny wasn't funny to me. The items in boxes between chapters or Q&As seemed the funniest.
To be honest, I would have liked a memoir better. Or real questions from real people with her real take with some funny mixed in. That was actually what I thought it was going to be. As it stands now, it is too over the top and not to my liking. Find that crazy cuz I love me some Loni Love! As I have seen Loni on TV (Bethenny and The Real), I totally enjoy her! On the Real, she is one of the most real, honest, funny, cool ladies on the show. So when I heard she had a book out I didn't wait a minute. I was sorely disappointed. I didn't finish parts of the book. Frankly, I have other books to read.
It is a shame, too. I hope she writes another with a bit more REAL-ness. I am not necessarily talking about the show but talking about HER or HER REAL Advice!
**spoiler alert** Warning!!!! I talk about the book.., rating: 3/5 - I thought the premise was outstanding. The characters, Hazel (in particular) and**spoiler alert** Warning!!!! I talk about the book.., rating: 3/5 - I thought the premise was outstanding. The characters, Hazel (in particular) and "Gus" ... At first I liked them and as the book went on I was having a harder and harder time liking them, especially Hazel. The way she treats adults is very different from her own Mom & Dad to the former author who wrote the book she was obsessed with and Gus' parents. It was very casual to blunt and sonetimes harsh. A review here on Goodreads mentions how as soon as Hazel met "Gus" she ran off with him. It seemed SO sudden. This could have been built up a bit between the two so we could have seen how their love life develops. Another thing that BUGGED me was the relationship / interaction between Hazel and her parents. There are things said and her parents don't say ANYTHING back to her. I know she is sick but is it true she can say whatever she wants? I mean anything????? It seemed awkward or maybe it was me. Another issue I had a real hard time with is the couple making out in the Anne Frank museum. In fiction or nonfiction, that is disrespectful. I don't care. Wrong. Beyond Beiber move. :( // It didn't fit for a young woman to be talking to a drunk former famous author the was she was when he returned at the funeral in front if her parents - wouldn't her parents say something???? (That was weird!) She is the only one talking to him. Bizarre. The writer guy comes to the funeral. That guy would not fly all the way? Would he! Out of character -totally! I just did not believe it. // The best scene was when Hazel and "Gus" had dinner in Amsterdam. It was well done. I wanted to taste that champagne. (Again, though, how could Hazel have 2 glasses without getting sick and never having but a sip of her Dad's beer?)
Overall, it was a good book, well-written, a page-turner. I think it opens up a lot on the topics of relationships, death, dying, afterlife etc. ...more