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Sunday, December 21, 2008

REVIEW for Outside In

A big thank you to Jessica at Random House for sending this along to me!!!

TITLE: Outside In

AUTHOR: Courtney Thorne-Smith

DATE: 2008

RATING: 3 stars

The first chapter of this book caught my interest. I read it morbid fascination - feeling deeply sorry for the main character and hating the "perfect" husband who basically tells his own wife that she is "getting fat" and "haven't we talked about this already".

Yeah, I know its all set in Hollywood and I guess these types of conversation are normal - but boy did I hate that guy! He sounded wayyyy to pompous and obviously thought of himself as perfect. Author Thorne-Smith does a good job of showing the sleezy, morally bankrupt side of Hollywood - I assume she must know of what she speaks since she probably is stuck living these types of nightmares every day.

Although I like to read an "insider look" at Hollywood, for some reason, this book started to grate on me after a while. I felt as though every women in the book was put down and that because its Hollywood it was somehow acceptable.

Also, the printing in my book was soooo tiny, I was pulling my eyes out trying to read this book. Although I wanted to really adore this "dishy" book, all I can say about it is that its a fair read.


Anonymous said...

I recently read a "Hollywood" book and wanted to choke the characters, so I know what you mean.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about small print. I am putting off reading a book I really wanted to because of the tiny print.

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