Friday, March 6, 2015

The Perils of Pauline - Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
 
Book Synopsis:

Life seems "picture perfect" for Army veteran Pauline Parril--a solid career, a loving (though slightly absent) husband, two adorable young children. Perfect that is, until the usual Friday meeting at the office ends with a termination letter.

As Pauline navigates the difficulties of unemployment, she finds the handles of her world turning upside down. Her estranged daughter, Serenity, returns home with shocking secrets. Her husband, Donald, is not at all who she knows him to be, and a handsome stranger opens her eyes to the complex worlds of poetry and temptation. In this uproarious female comedy of just how one event can change the course of...well everything.  The Perils of Pauline follows an intrepid every-woman as she marches through the pressures of building the "perfect life," finding there's actually more to discover about yourself than you dreamed, and constantly answering the scariest question of adulthood: "What now?"

My Review:

Do not, I repeat do not, read Perils of Pauline during a somber moment.  You will laugh out loud.  People will wonder what in the world you keep chuckling to yourself about.  Yeah, it's that funny.

Pauline, the main character, is the kind of gal I can imagine I'd want to know.  She's real and relatable.  And her banter is hilarious.  She's thrown in life situations that might make the everyday person shudder, but she trudges on.  Her pregnant lesbian daughter and possibly wayward husband are just a couple of life events that she has to face head on.  Pauline is a hot mess and she keeps it real. 

Some of the incidents within the book could possibly offend the reader.  That is, if talk of vibrators and the like aren't up your alley.  Personally, I thought the book was playful and comedic.  I hope author, Collette Yvonne, continues to write books like this, where the characters are engaging and take life with lightness.

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29 comments:

Robin Abrams said...

I am on the serious side

VickeC said...

ive always been on the serious side with bouts of silliness,,depends on where and what im doing,,lol

Renee said...

Serious with silliness thrown in randomly.

Kristen said...

silly! :)

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

I'm more on the silly side. This book sounds awesome.

Sue Hull said...

I'm definitely on the silly side.This sounds like a good book. Thank you for the chance :)

Leela said...

Silly lil me.

Xty C said...

I think I am more on the silly side

Anita Yancey said...

I am more on the serious side, with a little silly thrown in.

bison61 said...

I'd say I'm on the serious side

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j1man1r66 said...

well I would like to say I am more on the silly side, I do have my moments, but I really think I am more on the serious side!LOL!
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that's a thought said...

I am definitely more the serious side.

slb3334 said...

I'm more on the serious side.

Sandy Klocinski said...

My personality is more on the serious side

cp1935 said...

I worry much more than I should but I am blessed with a sense of humor too.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I can be very silly, but I think I am more serious,

Rebecca Orr said...

I am about 1/4 serious and 3/4 silly. It really all depends on the day!

Rachael Stapleton said...

I love a good laugh!

Rebecca Parsons said...

My personality is about half serious and half silly.

yellowlabs said...

I would say I am more on the serious side!

saturdaynightfever said...

Silly, I believe.

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Melissa B. said...

I'm a little on the serious side.

Jenny said...

Probably the serious side. My sister in law always teases me that I don't like anything about anything. 😊

Jennifer Herman said...

My personality is more serious.

Donna Jacoby said...

I tend to be on the serious side, but I have my silly moments as well. Thank you for the giveaway!

Buddy Garrett said...

I think I am more on the silly side.

laurasloves said...

I tend to be on the serious side when it comes to family and work but I also have a silly side too.
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John Herman said...

I am a silly side kind of person!

Michelle Tucker said...

I'm more on the serious side. I wish I was more silly.