Everything Is Awful: And Other Observations
When this popped up over at the pornbrary’s “Recommended To You” page I didn’t have to do anything other than look at the title before hitting the request button. I was ready to declare once and for all to the pornbrarian that . . . .
But then I realized maybe he/she doesn’t know me quite as well as I thought they did because there were like eleventy-four people ahead of me in the queue and I very much have the mindset that This Is ...more
1) saw it randomly on the goodreads choice awards
2) cute ginger guy on the cover
3) a very long day at work and needed to mentally check out for a few hours
All such criteria being met I literally sped through this book in record time and had a few laughs throughout. All in all I'd say the book did something right and was a pleasant f ...more
I first found Matt through Buzzfeed when he boss allowed him to get drunk at his desk and complain about whatever his little heart desires (children, holidays, foods). It's called Whine About It and it's HILARIOUS. So when Whine About It ended, he started To Be Honest, which is virtually the same thing with a different name. Then he started the Unhappy Hour podcast, which once again includes Matt getting drunk and complaining, but this ...more
I had no idea who he was before he grace my newsfeed on facebook with "Wine About It Wednesdays." And from that it was like a match made in heaven for me. LOL
I was so excited for him to be releasing a book, but also a bit apprehensive because he is so hilarious on his videos that I was afraid that hilarity would not transfer over to the pages. Well, I am never one to be afraid to admit, I was totally wrong.
Even if you have never heard of Matt Bellassai before (who ar ...more
If you are a fan of Matt's BuzzFeed content or his podcast, you will like this book. It is laugh out loud funny, self-deprecating and relatable. A solid memoir-but-not-a-memoir that I am happy I read! ...more
Well this book is ...more
I first found Matt through his BuzzFeed "Whine About It" videos on Facebook, thanks to my healthy addiction to all things BuzzFeed lol. Now I faithfully follow his "TBH" videos posted on his own Facebook page and nod in agreement each week as he guzzles his bottle of wine and vents about relevant problems that plague this world. Granted, they're first world problems, but still. He gets me. He's my ginger spirit animal and I want to be his BFF. Seriously, how do I get that to happen?!?!? His...more
The only reason it took me like a week to finish was because I laughed so much that I c ...more
First book of 2018 and it did not disappoint. If you’re a fan of any of Matt’s videos you will definitely love this (and if you haven’t seen his videos what are you doing with your life facebook.com/mattbellassai you’re welcome). The level of sass and self-deprecating humor is so relatable and made for a great read. Thank you, Matt for blessing us with all of the great ups and downs of your life. ...more
If this book is truly representative of his experiences, Bellassai has led a privileged, if not charmed, life, so to read a litany o ...more
This book is the reason audiobooks exist.
"I grew up, in other words, being what psychiatrists might later diagnose as 'hopelessly coddled into emotional and physical dependency,' which is just fancy talk for 'loved too much and f*cked up because of it.'"
"Legally, they can't stop you from bringing chocolate lava cake into the gym."
"I didn't particularly like parties as a kid, especially when they weren't for me, and especially when they were surprise parties I ...more
Me and the writer both something common. Most importantly we both are fate like Teddy. Our experienced to being fat is quite the same. Like him I also realized like this, "I first discovered I was fat the day I no longer fit beneath the bed."
Growing isn't fun like the way they said. Currently I am ...more
He tells us exactly what we want to hear ("I chug a few bottles of wine throughout the week, which is basically the same as juicing, but with even more antioxidants") while still letting his personality shine throughout (" ...more
I am a huge fan of Matt Bellassai and have been for many years. His videos give me life, I find him absolutely hysterical, and I've had the pleasure of seeing him perform live, which was pretty much everything. I was so excited to read this book by him and I knew it would be funny, memorable, and just all around enjoyable. It was all of that and more.
I actually listened to the audiobook version which was narrated by him. That just made this book even more incredible. List ...more
A fun read for sure - rife with laugh-out-loud moments, reflections on his childhood and adolescence, and tales from living in New York City. ...more