I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People

I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People

by Jenny Mollen
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I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Like You Just the Way I Am is a great book. It caught me right out of the gate and just kept getting better. Jenny Mollen has a great sense of humor and it shows in this amazing book. One of the best books of the year.
AnnieMcDonnell More than 1 year ago
I like you just the way I am by Jenny Mollen Seriously, This was an uproariously fun memoir to read!!! It would be sad to have missed it! Within my life’s motto, lie the words, “Devour Books”! Jenny Mollen’s memoir made me live up to those words, as I swallowed this book whole. This memoir is told with complete “blunt-force trauma style” honesty! Every morsel was hysterically candid!! She overuses the word “Gravitas”, but; in her memoir, it is a necessary adjective. I am laughing as I write this review, because it would take some spoilers to really express the hilarity to you, and I don’t give out spoilers. The chapter names are all the spoilers you need. There are not so many A-Ha moments, but plenty of OMG moments. I would find it hard for a reader not to see a bit of themselves within some of this story! I was thinking I wanted to be her best friend, I wanted to hang out with her, I wanted to help her stalk her ex-boyfriend and his ex-girlfriends. I wanted to drive past her husband’s ex’s house, until they met in person. I would have led the charge! Maybe this means I have a bit of an issue, and need counseling like she does! Realizing I wanted to text her, I knew I had fallen in deep serious like with her! She was a Facebook stalker, but; aren’t we all at one point or another. She has a colorful family life to share with us, and I am grateful she does; because I felt less alone in that. I did not know who Jenny Mollen was, and a few pages in to the book, I wanted to google her; I chose not to. I would ask you to do the same, so that when you find out who she is, and who her husband is; the insanity that is her mind (I say this playfully)…..makes more sense. She is more talented at humorous story-telling than Chelsea Handler, which is a huge accomplishment. I see a bright future for her; sure she has more stories to tell. I sure hope she goes for it! I will wait patiently, or better yet; stalk her until she does! 5 Stars (on steroids)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was laughing the whole time!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found myself laughing out loud many times while reading this book. Just as honest as it is crazy. Kudos to Jenny for putting it all out there and not holding back. Can't wait to read her next book!
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Lindsay627 More than 1 year ago
This book was hilarious. I've never read an author who is more honest about her brand of crazy. I related to her, so it made me feel better about MY crazy. Read it! You won't regret it.
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Money well spent. Take it from someone who spent $11.99 on Dogs With Old Man Faces.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book up until the slapstick sentence stating she was offended she was never chosen to be molested. Is this suppose to be funny. Say this to someone who HAS been molested and see if they laugh. I am so sad she ruined my reading enjoyment. Think, before you print people!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious and well written!
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Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
I suspect the following telephone conversation may or may not have occurred last fall:. PUBLICIST: “Hey Jen … listen, we have to get a guy to read your book and give an early review, too.  Marketing says we can't go with a 100% female group unless we expect to shut out the male buyers, as well.  We've lined this one guy up, middle-aged, reads a lot – but there's a problem.  He's never heard of you.” JENNY MOLLEN: “Damn … I guess that's OK from a reviewer standpoint, but I HATE it that there's actually someone in America doesn't know me!” PUB: “You think that's something?  Believe it or not, he doesn't know your husband , either.  He's heard of him, but had to sneak out to IMDB just to figure out just who he was.  Oh, he checked you out while he was there, too.  Thinks you're cute.” JM: “What?  He didn't know who Jason Biggs is?  Is this guy a moron?” PUB: “No, he just doesn't go to the movies, or even watch them much on television.” JM: “Hey … at least he'll know me now!  And he'll have seen something I created while still never seeing anything Jason did!  Did you get him a copy of the book?  Did he read it?  What does he think?”   PUB: “From what I hear, he dove right in and loved the first part – said that it was funny.  Chick-lit or not, it was funny no matter what your gender.  Loved your choice of phrases, thinks you have a real gift at painting an image using words.  Appreciated your ability to discuss your issues with your parents with honesty and humor intermixed.” JM: “So if he was so impressed, why'd he take so long to finish it?” PUB: “Apparently, he has a real job, and some stuff to do that doesn't involve reading.  Plus, he got really hung up on that “stalking your husband's” -ex- section.  He thought it went on way too long, and it creeped him out so badly that he only read it a page or two at a time – took him 3 days at that rate!” JM: “Everyone's a critic.” PUB: “Well, that IS pretty much what we asked him to do, Jen!  Hey, he got past that part – and he's happy YOU'RE done with it for good, too.  He enjoyed the next section where you talk about Mr. Teets, in fact, he enjoyed most of the rest of the book – except maybe the part where you tried to get Jason a date with a hooker for his birthday.  He did say that you got away from the stalking chapter, that you'd got back to the pace and the expert phrasing that you used in the beginning of the book.  Even the parts he was uncomfortable with were quite well written.” JM: “Look, if this guy loves me, great!  But if he doesn't, let me know and I'll get in touch with him and help him understand why he SHOULD love it!  And me.” PUB: “Jen, I'm not sure that's the best idea … let's just let your words hook him.  I've read your book – you must have gotten him back, and I'm SURE he'll love you.” JM: “There you go … maybe this 'book club' thing WAS a good idea after all.” Follow-up.  The things I loved most about this book also turned out to be what I hated most about it – the author's unabashed openness and honesty about embarrassing situations.  Sometimes, they were funny.  Sometimes, touching.  Unfortunately, occasionally, they were really creepy and made me so uncomfortable that I had to take a break from reading.  Overall, I enjoyed the book – but there were enough downsides for me to grade it down a little.) RATING: 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 stars. DISCLOSURE: I was given this book by PR (not sure if it was the publisher's or the author's publicist) in return for promising to read it promptly (within 2 1/2 weeks) and contribute my honest thoughts along the way with a book club of other readers working under the same agreement.  Their failure was to forget to make me POST my review promptly, as well – this is about 6 months late!  (And by the way, I WAS put in touch with the author via conference call, and I DID love her for her honesty and openness – even if I only liked her book.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oooooo