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You're Not The Boss Of Me by Erika Schickel
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Feb 07, 08

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Okay, I wrote this book, but I thought it'd be fun to review it a year after publication. Basically, this is a good first book. The author is funny and insightful and has a fresh, unique voice. But the book is flawed. Her publisher did NO editing on the book (as in literally none whatsoever) and as she was on deadline to turn it it, lacked objectivity and is not an editor, it reads pretty rough in spots. Some pieces are too long, others don't go deep enough into her emotional truth. Also the order of the pieces can be a little jarring. It is a shame as it could have been a really excellent book instead of just a very good one. One has the sense that the author is just finding and exercising her voice here. I look forward to her next book which hopefully will go deeper into her subjects while maintaining her funny, engaging, irreverent tone. Schickel has learned a lot from her first publishing experience.
Okay, that was weird. But fun. I hope this review helps, or at least amuses.
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Michelle I enjoyed it

Erika Thank you!!

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