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If I Knew Then What I Know Now-- So What? by Estelle Getty
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Apr 21, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: crazy-rambling, real-weirdos, readin2010

Oh boy.
Okay, here we go-
My last foray into reading co-authored celebrity memoirs was a year ago, when I completed Made From Scratch, Food Network star Sandra Lee's sentimental,self-centered "Footprints in the Sand"-ridden dreck. Have I learned from my past experience that ironic enjoyment of these sorts of books is near impossible? Apparently not. Yet how could I resist an angry Sophia Petrillo,haloed by a bubble of Estelle Getty-sans-get up, pointing an accusing finger at the reader? Or the ridiculous title?

Honestly, this book wasn't miserable, and the reader will be delighted to know that Estelle Getty is essentially Sophia Petrillo (and if you read her book, My First Five Husbands,Rue McClanahan reveals she is essentially Blanche Deboreuax). If I Knew Then What I Know Now... isn't an autobiography by any means-it's a lot of one liners and cheesy advice. Here's a Getty-ism: "You know the tags that say 'One Size Fits All'? I'd like to take a big red pen and write 'Like Hell!' on every one of those tags." I'm rolling on the floor with laughter, over here.

If you're like me and want to waste your time ironically reading 80s sitcom celebrity junk, this isn't a bad choice; it's really short and reads like a quarter of the Golden Girls. It doesn't hurt to read this out loud in a Sophia voice.
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April 21, 2010 – Started Reading
April 21, 2010 – Shelved
April 21, 2010 – Shelved as: crazy-rambling
April 21, 2010 – Shelved as: real-weirdos
April 30, 2010 – Finished Reading
July 19, 2010 – Shelved as: readin2010

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Printable Tire I can't believe you don't even have the courtesy to give a book I gave you at least 5 stars!

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