Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Roseannearchy [Review]

*3.5 stars*

284 Pages
Published 4 January 2011
ISBN: 1439154821
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BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND TELEVISION STAR ROSEANNE BARR IS BACK—WITH A VENGEANCE—AND THE RESULT IS ROSEANNEARCHY. Roseanne Barr is a force of nature. Whether taking the sitcom world by storm, challenging accepted social norms, or battling the wild pigs inhabiting her nut farm in Hawaii, she is not to be trifled with. In this return to the printed page, Roseanne unleashes her razor-sharp observations on hypocrisy, hubris, and self-perpetuating institutions of questionable value—as well as menopause, pharmaceuticals, and her grandkids. And she’s as controversial, original, and funny as ever.

Raised half-Jewish, half-Mormon, and 100 percent misfit, Roseanne made a deal with Satan early on as the price she paid for stardom. But now she’s looking to refinance the loan of her soul—this book represents her final exorcism of fame.

Displaying her brilliance and sharp wit, Roseanne discusses the humor of everyday life with musings on more serious topics, such as class warfare, feminism, the cult of celebrity, and Kabbalah. Bold, brash, and insightful, Roseannearchy shows that she can still skewer any subject under the sun and why The New York Times describes her appeal as “the power of a whole planet, pulling everything around it inexorably into its orbit.”


My Thoughts:
From a very young age, I watched Roseanne. My dad used to call me Darlene. I've also watched Roseanne's more recent tv show, Roseanne's Nuts. I adore this loud-mouthed broad. She goes where most people aren't willing to go. I didn't realize she had more than one book, so I will probably go back and find the other two. This is her third book. I wouldn't really call it a memoir or an autobiography or even a tell-all.

Roseannearchy is a good collection of random rantings and writings of Roseanne. They go from her childhood dreams to be the next Shirley Temple to her political views to sex to her kids to everything else. There were so many instances where I laughed out loud or had to tell my husband a passage from it. He is going to end up reading it from what I told him.

It was a decent read for a non-fiction.

Previous Review:
You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay [here]

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1 comment:

Shoshanah said...

I'm pretty sure I've never seen an episode of Roseanne. But in general, I really do like celebrity memoirs, no matter who they're from. So even though I'm not really a fan of her, I think I'd at least enjoy her memoir.