I just finished reading this book for book club. Here is a quick synopsis I found about the book.
After losing her high-octane job as an entertainment blogger, Noelle Hancock was lost. About to turn twenty-nine, she’d spent her career writing about celebrities’ lives and had forgotten how to live her own. Unemployed and full of self-doubt, she had no idea what she wanted out of life. She feared change—in fact, she feared almost everything. Once confident and ambitious, she had become crippled by anxiety, lacking the courage required even to attend a dinner party—until inspiration struck one day in the form of a quote on a chalkboard in a coffee shop:
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
Painfully timid as a child, Eleanor Roosevelt dedicated herself to facing her fears, a commitment that shaped the rest of her life. With Eleanor as her guide, Noelle spends the months leading up to her thirtieth birthday pursuing a “Year of Fear.” From shark diving to fighter pilot lessons, from tap dancing and stand-up comedy to confronting old boyfriends, her hilarious and harrowing adventures teach her about who she is, and what she can become—lessons she makes vital for all of us.
This book was hilarious! There were so many times that I would laugh out loud and just had to share what I read with Chuck. I am sure he didn’t find it nearly as amusing since he wasn’t reading the book, but I was happy to share it anyway.
I felt it was a little like Eat, Pray, Love, but not really in a bad way. Just the idea of the author “finding herself” and then writing about it, and that they were both memoirs. But I actually enjoyed this book much more than I did Eat, Pray, Love. I thought this was funnier and not as somber. Noelle could have been anyone. She was just looking for a change and found a way to do it.
I would recommend this book for a funny read. There were a few times I would have rather heard more of the things she did than hear about Eleanor, but overall, it was well written and kept me interested. I’m looking forward to hearing what my friends have to say about the book!