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Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty (but it was funny...)

2.07.2015

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Does anyone not love Diane Keaton?  (If you say you don't, then we certainly can't be friends...)  I recently read her book Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty & fell even more in love with this beautiful woman!

I've always found Diane Keaton to be a hilarious actress (First Wives Club & Something's Gotta Give are both must sees!) but this book really gives you a different look at her.  I drive around for 8 hours a day at work & let's be honest- there's only so many times I can hear Katy Perry's newest 'hit' without wanting to reach through the radio & HIT her (that would take only one time as I can't stand her music).  I often use this as an opportunity to listen to audiobooks, which is exactly how I tackled this one.  The best part?  Diane actually reads the book so you get a genuine feel for her emotions through each chapter.  I guess it says something as you're sitting in your car crying at a red light because you've heard Diane's voice crack at a particularly deep moment in the book... 

A recurring theme throughout the book is beauty.  She discusses insecurities, girl on girl hate, style, aging gracefully (& not so much), & learning to embrace your own quirks.  All of which are covered, of course, in a hilarious way.  Even if you're not a Diane Keaton fan (blasphemy!), I think everyone can appreciate this book.  While there are some parts that make it something of a biography, she uses these episodes as a means of getting her point across.  Think 'moral of the story'...

Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty is a must-read for all women.  You'll find yourself laughing through tears & learning to embrace your own unique traits.  You'll definitely take some life lessons away from this book.  It also reminded me how lovably, adorable Diane Keaton is- can I call her mom?!?  She uses her (hilarious) wisdom to chronicle how to stay true to yourself in this beauty obsessed world.  If you're looking for a quick read that will have you laughing while learning to love yourself, give this one a go.

What's one of your favorite memoirs that keeps you laughing while instilling those deep life lessons?
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