It brings a sense of reality to how one can look at books. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. Wow, what a waste of 99 cents.
Reading this was like listening to my incredibly immature co-worker as she blathers on and on about One Direction and Justin Bieber. Boy, was I wrong.
Also, there is hardly any mention of R. One person found this helpful. Anyone who friends Jessica Park on Facebook is immediately aware of two things. She is incredibly funny and she is unaware that Rick Springfield only has eyes for me. This collection of stories and actual Facebook postings details her obsession with all things Springfield, her writing career, and some absolutely hilarious stories from the dating front.
The story of when the lights and everything else went out is well worth the download alone. I'm glad this was such a short story. It was not much more than a blog entry. Okay for a "free" read. Prepare to laugh out loud because that's what you get when you read this amusing collection of fantasy ridden pleasure that is Rick Springfield.
So I took my e-reader to Chic Nails and read Mrs. Park's book while my feet had some work done. The book is very funny. I was sitting in the pedicure chair, my feet in the swirling water, reading happily. She writes about her life, her fan love of Rick Springfield, her pathetically unimpressive celebrity sightings, the trauma of living through a power outage for an entire day, and her young son, who is also a funny writer. She includes some of his work.
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He writes about having a birthday party at his "hores. I think that's pretty funny -- my laughter disrupts the salon etiquette. It is not a fancy salon, but I have committed a faux pas.
The ladies around me lean forward, looking over at me. The lady to the right with big bunions asks me what I am reading. I ask her if she would like me to read to her out loud? She does not reply. I like to think she may be hard of hearing, rather than offended. As I walk out, I smile at her: They say laughter is good therapy.
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Park and her fan friend. This last part about the theme cruise will make sense when you read the book. I recommend you read it at the nail salon, if possible, hopefully when it's empty. It's clear the author realized that inserting Rick Springfield into the title of her e-book would garner her guaranteed downloads, because that's just what Rick fans are like -- eager for any little bit of prose where he's mentioned, no matter how trivial. Park is a middling writer, peppering her mediocre musings with cliched humor, and a number of spelling mistakes, NOT included in places where they are intentional.
Park, the word is "exasperated," not "exacerbated" , but make no mistake, this blog not book is mostly NOT about Rick Springfield, with just enough throwaway lines about him sprinkled throughout to create the illusion that you're getting something you are not. And she does it in a Bridget Jones-style construct. You can find the same kind of hey-girl-hey chatter on Springfield's official fan message boards.
It's easy enough to find a dozen such blogs for free, and in fact hers is linked at the end of the book, so you might want to save your 99 cents for this thin gruel and go read her site. I guess that doesn't work on Kindle or Kobo, though.
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As Park is apparently a real writer, it was disappointing. As a fellow writer, I do applaud her ingenuity in finding a place to flog her blog and make a little coin from it. As a fan, I feel the title of the e-book was slightly deceptive. But I'm sure the effervescent and self-deprecating Park has plenty of fellow-fan friends out there that will defend this effort, as evidenced in the other reviews. I would kind of like my 99 cents back, but hey, I got a few free downloads for my reader that were worth at least that, so I call it even.
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Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping. Not Enabled Word Wise: But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves. But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college This is not a full retelling of Flat-Out Love, but rather a companion piece with select FOL chapters, and it is meant for readers who know the story very well. Live his side of A collection of weird discussions that I have with my nine-year-old son, taken from my blog and centralized in one downloadable location to be easily used against him when he is a teenager.
God and hoodies, whether or not I killed the Thanksgiving turkey, rooting through the neighbor's recycling bin and What the Kid Says 2: At Least He Asked. With plenty to make you laugh, and a bit to make you Am I the best, most knowledgeable Rick Springfield fan out there? I do not know all the gritty details of his life the way that some fans do. But what I lack in messy specifics, I like to think that I make up for with enthusiasm.
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