Name Drop: The Really Good Celebrity Stories I Usually Only Tell at Happy Hour
Look, Name Drop: The Really Good Celebrity Stories I Usually Only Tell at Happy Hour is by Ross Mathews, and though I've been pleasantly surprised by some really stellar books by comedians/funny personalities recently (Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life), I kept my expectations at "Kathy-Griffin-Lite" level. And that was just about right.
I read this book in bits and pieces in between reading other stories, but even though it took me ...more
Thanks to author,publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free,it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.
Ross Mathews second book exemplifies the art of name-dropping, as Mathews spills personal anecdotes about meeting celebrities such as Barbara Walters, Rosie ODonnell, Beyoncé, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jackie Collins (to name only a few!). Each story is supplemented with a thematic cocktail and appetizer Ross-ipe. In sticking with the books theme of name dropping, I believe that this is the perfect opportunity to write the story of how I met a celebrity...the famous writer and television...more
"You never know who might be listening, so always try to put something good out into the world."
"Bad pizza is better than no pizza."
^Hell-OOOO^, IT'S ROSS!!
This is a super fun, get-away-from-real-life, poolside book. Grab your cocktails (instructions included), Rossipes (totes included), and get ready for some not mean 'gossip' about celebs.
There is some mildly cringey/problematic content here along the lines of Ross body ...more
Decades before celebrity culture demanded famous people be authentic and relatable, Ross had an undeniable talent for bringing out glimmers of ...more
I have always been a fan of Ross Matthews and his colorful personality he has on the TV Screen. I have seen him on Chelsey Lately and on Celebrity Big Brother where he is not afraid to express his flamboyant personality and holds nothing back and this book exemplifies it and more. One thing I love was that he was never afraid to say what he ...more
I was only familiar with Ross Mathews as an interviewer on the red carpet but that was enough for me to assume he had some good celebrity gossip.
It turns out that hes had a much longer career in entertainment and has met a ton of famous people.
He is entertaining but also respectful.
He tells interesting stories about a lot of big names (Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, etc) but ...more
I have a suspicion that someone affiliated with this book opened a YouTube account exclusively for the purpose of uploading the episode of The View that he cohosted. Its divided into three clips, includes none of the show beyond the koffee-klatch segments ...more
I absolutely loved and enjoyed this book. Ross shares hilarious and sometimes cringey stories about his experiences with different celebrities. In the beginning of each chapter/celebrity story, he shares a "Ross-cipe" for a cocktail and meal (which they all sounded amazing). I am a lover of puns and boy do you get them with this read, yas!
I highly recommend this book to people who are fans of Ross Mathews ...more
He talks about celebrities like Lady Gaga, the Spice Girls and Betty White. Even though he is totally in the celebrity would I can only dream of, his books talks about these interactions in such an endearing way that I really felt like he was my friend ...more
I didnt know what to expect but it was interesting listening to his take on his personal celebrity encounters. I like him because he never trashes people but still makes it funny. I liked that he put clever Rossipes before each chapter with names that coincided with the celebrity he was talking about. I wrote down a few of the cocktail recipes, they sound delicious and I cant wait to try them. For example ...more
Genre: Arts and entertainment; Essays; Humor writing; Life stories
Writing Style: Candid; Conversational; Witty
Plus every chapter comes with recipes!
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
He is a regular judge on VH1/LOGO's Emmy-winning hit show RuPaul's Drag Race. Mathews can be heard weekly on his top-rated podcast Straight Talk with Ross Mathews[PodcastOne] where he gives his hilarious take ...more