Bit of chaos yet The Wrong BookDon t get me Wrong The Wrong Knickers Part Of It Was Actually Hysterical The wrong knickers part of it was actually hysterical If this was a learning tale That is when Bryony should have learnt She just went from bad to disgusting Wasn t ven funny by the Heaven to Betsy end I gave up about 14 to thend and then felt So B. It every book deserves to be read This truly Didn t More reviews on my blogActual Rating 15 Stars It started asver with a kissIt always starts starts with a kissIt never starts with five pints of lager three shots of teuile and your bottom being groped in a dingy bar does it This is supposed to be a humourous autobiography about a woman in her twenties screwing up I put humourous in uotation marks because it didn t work for me at all There were some parts that made me smile faintly but only faintly The situations were so gut wrenching most of the time that I couldn t find them funny I was cringing throughout the book The worst thing is not that he wants to use a breakfast food as a lubricant that he wants to butter up my vagina as if it s a piece of toast thus possibly giving me thrush or cystitis or God only knows what Cabaret embarrassing condition that I will have toxplain to a doctor The worst thing is that to allow my ridiculous fantasy of a life together to continue to flourish I find myself making up an xcuse instead of telling him to get lost I find myself buttering him up if you will Oh I say thinking on my feet I d love to but I m lactose intolerant I am a single woman in my twenties so you d think I d find some sort of common ground with Bryony but no The few good points she made are few and far betweenWhat annoyed me most of all is that this book makes her seem so incredibly desperate for a boyfriend This book is all about her uest for a man It is all about men and that made it annoying and boring I spend most of my day staring at my mobile trying to magic some sort of Happy Christmas text from Sam I decide to send him one myself one that looks as if I have just casually sent it to veryone in my phone book Happy Christmas Hope you re having a great one Bxxx Yeah you too he replies on Boxing Day A man will change verything The terrible thing is that in the nd a man changes Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice everything It s not that she grows up and comes into her own No it is all put at the feet of her new boyfriend He changedverything Is it totally tragic that it has taken a man to make me calm Yes Yes it isThen there s the overall terrible terrible decisions Bryony makes I have a high tolerance for terrible decisions People screw up people make mistakes And usually it leads to an interesting story But here it just had me shaking my head in disbelief all the time I actually feel fretful and guilty as if I have led him on This man who has a girlfriend has made me feel as if I have done something wrong Sorry I actually say moving up to the sofa next to him and uncupping my boobs in an attempt to lighten the mood It would be much fun to get to it And so it is that we have uncomfortable perfuncory brief sex not on his sofa good God we wouldn t want to leave a stain on the cushions now would we but on the floor my hips digging into the wood as he grunts on top of me And when it s over thankfully very uickly he says that it is probably best I don t stay as he needs a good night s sleep and anyway I probably want to get homt to
#My Own Bed It Was #own bed It was painful I wanted to shake her awake I am very very sorry to use this word but the way this book was written it made her seem terribly patheticConclusionIt wasn t for me The humour didn t work for me at all and I spent most of my time shaking my head ugh ing. Bt to fund a varied diet of wine crisps and vodka; and how it feels when your dream man turns out to be a one night stand who hands you someone En plein coeur else's knickers in the morningBryony's wonderfully ridiculous and ultimately redemptive story isssential reading for The Bookshop on the Shore everyone whose 'best years' weren't uite what they werexpectin.
Bryony Gordon â 2 ReadI used to Dance Real Slow enjoy Bryony Gordon s columns in the Telegraph but then shock horror she had a baby and became one of the smug marrieds and I now find her columns completely unreadable This book veered between the two Injoyed some of Bryony s views The Art of Memoir especially the whole chapter on the madness of the wedding shindig but overall she is such a shallow narcissistic character that it s really hard not to want to slap her She is unable toxercise any kind of self discipline and is the kind of woman who gives other women a bad name she can t really be friends with anyone as she is so selfish and
has to bring verything back to herself and lack of boyfriend and isto bring verything back to herself and lack of boyfriend and is if her friendsister has a partner she doesn t bother to finish university racks up debt at very turn and is proud of her inability to manage money drinks copiously and takes shedloads of drugs very night before poncing into work late and doing nothing and also sleeping her way round London while being surprised that no man wants to have a proper relationship with her This is trying to be a modern Bridget Jones but is frankly just a bit pathetic This book had me laughing to the point of tears at some parts I am not yet twenty yet ven I could relate to so many xperiences the PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition embarrassing indie stage anyone and I m sure most if not all other readers could too The writing style makes it seem like you are being told this riveting tale by your rather candid best friend orven better a drunken stranger you ve just met in your local who will become your best friend Bryony Gordon is my new Caitlin Moran I adored this book Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography everything about it It is brutally honest about the life and loves of a modern woman but remains hilarious Thending in which Bryony sums up what has became of her life had me in floods of relieved tears I recommend this book to all women who feel they aren t getting anywhere and all people who read and loved Caitlin Moran s How To Be a Woman This review contains opinions on an ARC all opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by the author or publisher Book touted as a Bridget Jones Diary reboot It seems sadder to me British girl outgrows anorexia to become alcoholic Falls into being a writer as well as the beds of all the wrong men Tales of drinking smoking and self loathing promiscuity We ve all been this girl at some point but Bryony is just brave The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, enough to write about it very well too Review The Wrong Knickers by Bryony Gordon Published by Headline January 1st 2015 ISBN 978 1472210142 Source review copy provided by publisher Rating 4 SynopsisBryony Gordon survived her adolescence by dreaming about the life she d have in her twenties the perfect job the lovely flat the amazing boyfriend The reality was something of a shock Her Telegraph column was a diary of her daily screw ups she lived in a series of sualid shoe boxes and her most meaningful relationship of thentire decade was with a Marlboro Light Here in the Sunday Times bestselling THE WRONG KNICKERS Bryony busts open the glamorized myth of what it means to be a young perpetually single girl about London town and shares the horrible and hilarious truth The truth about picking up a colleague at the STI clinic sinking into debt to fund a varied diet of wine crisps and Vodka And How It Feels When Your Dream Man Turns and how it feels when your dream man turns to be a one night stand who hands you someone lse s knickers in the morning Bryony s wonderfully ridiculous and ultimately redemptive story is ssential reading for veryone whose best years weren t uite what they were xpecting ReviewThe Wrong Knickers is fabulously funny cunningly cringeworthy and su. Bryony Gordon survived her adolescence by dreaming about the life she'd have in her twenties the perfect job; the lovely flat; the amazing boyfriend The reality was something of a shock Her Telegraph column was a diary of her daily screw ups; she lived in a series of sualid shoe boxes; and her most meaningful relationship of. Rprisingly sad A Bridget Jones for the new generation Bryony Gordon recounts her life as a single twenty something in all its mbarrassing glory I laughed out loud and spat recounts her life as a single twenty something in all its mbarrassing glory I laughed out loud and spat my tea in places shook my head in disbelief in others but I found it hard to put down This book was billed as the follow up to Bridget Jones which unfortunately gave me false Exile and Pilgrim expectations That would have been accurate if Bridget Jones did lots of drugs slept with random men went into massive debt took outxpensive loans which then got immediately spent on unnecessary clothing It was horribly painful to read the self destructiveness of the author in what is apparently a true autobiography Miraculously a nice man who wants to help her nds up being her partner which makes me wonder if men want someone they can fix My take away lesson was that perhaps being a responsible successful member of society is not the way to find a nice husband
fear I m uivalent of Bryony s smug married friend Sally by giving this book two stars but I couldn t give it any in good conscience There s no doubt she s a smartish hack with a decent Hannah Montana: The Movie enough turn of phrase but her tales are so sordid and removed from my comparatively tame 20s that I found it all a bit too car crash I found her self revulsion after her various disastrousscapades going straight to the office after a night of copious coke snorting and booze taking cstasy at Glastonbury getting involved with a married bloke interesting though it made me want to give her a good shake If you know it s not good for you morally or health wise or psychologically or whatever then show some self restraint already and DON T DO IT Stop blaming your parents divorce and being so bloody dramatic Get it together already But then I am a prude Or a bore WhatevsI wonder why she wrote this To absolve herself of guilt To horrify her mother I can only hope that some disillusioned 20 somethings read this and decide to do something about their messed up lives a bit sooner than Bryony did Oh and that something Doesn t have to be meeting a bloke It s very refreshing to read a book about a complete fuck up who absolutely owns that they are a complete fuck up And who hasn t been a complete fuck up at some point in their life And be honest really truly whether it lasted for a week or a decade we ve all been there to some degree And like Bryony I think it s about time we owned it Would probably make our lives a little asier to be perfectly honestBryony wrote a follow up piece for Elle UK and talked about the aftermath of publishing her tell all She d changed some names and been criticised for that unjustly if you ask me and her family doesn t want to read it But why would they They had front row seats for the first show The thing I got throughout the book was that despite verything she always had a support network behind her Fucked up as she was she never crossed that line into territory of no return And that s what I ll take away from this That it is ok to be a fuck up for a time but to remember and acknowledge those around you who can bring you back up for air when you need This book is not for veryone prudes the self absorbed and the superior should put it down It s hard to read sometimes and you just want to scream at her to get a grip But somehow she is incredibly ndearing I think I would really like her if I met her And she would obviously be great on a night out This book is just so much fun and not because I m sitting at home thinking thank god that s not me It s fun because to a certain degree I ve been Bryony And hey I m still in my 20s I ve got 7 years for The ntire decade was with a Marlboro LightHere in the Sunday Times bestselling THE WRONG KNICKERS Bryony busts open the glamorized myth of what it means to be a young perpetually single girl about London town and shares the horrible and hilarious truth The truth about picking up a colleague at the STI clinic; sinking into de. .I Fear I M