Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life

Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life

by Jenny McCarthy
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Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life by Jenny McCarthy


The View host and New York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy is like your favorite friend: honest, open, and oh-so-funny. She also speaks her mind and says what the rest of us are thinking, a characteristic that has won her millions of fans no matter how much she “stirs the pot.” Combining the secrets of her hard-won wisdom, witty observations, revealing notes to herself (including ridiculously wishful wish lists), and tales of both her best and most embarrassing moments, Stirring the Pot is McCarthy’s recipe for getting what you want out of life. From her wacky experiences in show business to her screwball forays into healing “therapies,” from her frontline reporting of single motherhood in midlife to a goofy attempt to reclaim her last name from Joe McCarthy, here are outrageous musings from the roller coaster life of everyone’s favorite professional blonde.
With a winning mix of storytelling, sisterly advice, sex appeal, and self-deprecation, Stirring the Pot shows us how a pinch of conviction (aka hardheadedness), a dollop of flexibility (being okay with Plan B or even C), and endless faith (in yourself, in your wildest fantasies, and in the general goodness of others) can mix to create the life of your dreams.
Advance praise for Stirring the Pot
“Whether she’s talking about work or play, family or friendships, her sex life or the lack of it, Jenny McCarthy never fails to make me laugh out loud. Who knew she could dish out advice so well, too?”—Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553390865
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jenny McCarthy is the author of ten books, including the New York Times bestsellers Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth; Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood; Louder than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism; Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance; and Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic. Getting her start as the host of MTV’s hugely popular dating show Singled Out, McCarthy has had a high-profile television and film career and has been a guest on virtually every television talk show, from The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, The View, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Late Show with David Letterman, to Conan, Hannity & Colmes, and The Howard Stern Show. A co-host of ABC’s The View since September 2013, she also co-hosts Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, writes an advice column for the Chicago Sun-Times, and tours nationally for her Dirty Sexy Funny stand-up show. She lives outside of Chicago with her son, Evan.

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Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Writteninstone More than 1 year ago
Generally, multiple non-fiction works are written by people with interesting and historically important lives such as Sir Winston Churchill, Jimmy Carter, etc.  now Jenny McCarthy joins this circle of luminaries with her half-baked and generally uninformed opinions.  Gorgeous, many people say, but the moment she opens her mouth, I simply cringe.  I took a quick glance at this, latest ghost-written or dictated "effort", and quickly put it back.  Wait a month and it will be on the remainder shelves.  Word has it that yes, that is Jenny's signature, signed by an autopen . . . Basically a machine that replicates  a facsimile signature traced onto the book.  All legal because she authorized this, but not a genuine or desirable autograph.  Other signed books on B and N may be okay, but Don't waste your money here. 
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
I don’t know what made me pick up this book by Jenny McCarthy. Her name is familiar to me and I’ve seen her on a couple of episodes of Two and a Half Men, but other than that I don’t know anything else about her except what I can find on Google. So again, what made me decide to read this particular book? I think it was the humor hook in the book summary that was finally the deciding factor. As much as I’m a sucker for a good horror novel, I’m just as easily won over by anything that promises a few good laughs.  Well, I certainly had my share of hearty laughs while reading Stirring the Pot, but surprisingly I also felt very inspired after reading this. While addressing serious issues such as single parenting, intoxication meets social media (which definitely goes hand-in-hand for some), when to take the high road, trying anything once, and other such topics, there is always a lot of truth underneath her humor. I found that though I don’t know anything about her, she seems to be someone who knows and understands herself very well, and she shares her experiences without apology in an open and brutally honest way with the reader.  Some of what you can expect in this book:   - Girls Night In  - Five Things You Don’t Want to Hear at a Class Reunion  - If My Bed Could Talk...  - Ten Signs You’re Spending Too Much Time with Your Toddler  - Ten Signs the Guy You’re Dating Might Be Gay  - Date Night Etiquette   - Reverse Psychology And much, much more! There’s even an advice piece for men going through “manopause”. That was one of my particular favorites because it made me laugh so hard!  What also made it so easy for me to connect with this book is how much it resembled my own life in certain ways. I was struck by how un-celebrity-like Jenny came across. To me she seemed liked just a mom, just a woman, and in some ways also just a girl. She does all this with an incredible sense of humor and a deep understanding of what it is like to have to deal with everyday things I myself have to deal with, such as the demands of a household and being a mother, going to the grocery store, sorting the mail and paying bills, the amount of time spent at work and in the car going to and from work, and trying to fit in a little “free” time after a day that started at 5:00 AM and ends anytime after 11:00 PM. She gives sound advice on self-improvement, relationships, dating, and friendship, and her personal experiences carry weight because they are incidents that are relatable.  Overall, I took a lot more away from this book than just a few good laughs. It was easy to read, fun, made me consider some things, and taught me one or two new ways on how to reach my goals. Stirring the Pot is positively brimming with energy and will make a great conversation piece when women get together for a girls night in!
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Comicfan More than 1 year ago
Awe crap.  No, I didn't hurt myself.  I just read Jenny's book; actually I started to look at it and realized it was as light and airy as her head.  OK, there may be people out there that are fans, but Her ghost writer is struggling to come up with content that be put into less than 200 pagses.  Save a tree, don't buy this book.
Dobie1 More than 1 year ago
oh please, another simpleton writing her memoirs, but I don't think I'll be seeking advise from such a dim wit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Autograph is fake and done my a machine. Very misleading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok im tim im 14 short brown hair abd brown eyes