When I was choosing books to read during Spring Break, I wanted a mix of genres, and I picked things that were breezy and light, and things that were a bit heavier and required concentration. Andy Cohen’s book was definitely under the “breezy and light” category, as is the book for today’s review.
Brandi Glanville is on the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but perhaps outside of that, she is more well-known for her husband leaving her and their two young boys to take off with country singer LeAnn Rimes. Brandi’s first book, Drinking and Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders, is a little bit about her previous modeling career, her marriage breaking up, dating after divorce, her dealings with LeAnn, and her start on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
If you’ve ever seen the show or heard Brandi in an interview, this book is written exactly how she talks. Pretty much no filter, no holds barred. In theory, I think that’s great. But as a mom to two young kids myself, I can only wonder about how she’ll feel when her kids are old enough to discover it and read it. She has a bit of a sailor’s mouth, shares many intimate details, and one of her favorite ways to refer to readers is by saying “ladies and gays.” The latter of which is done often enough that it feels like it’s more for effect, as opposed to being natural and unforced.