It’s Messy: On Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women by Amanda de Cadenet (5 out of 5) 

No one who knows me will be surprised that I read this. Because I’m a fast reader and because I have known her (and had a beef with her) since I was a young girl. Who is Amanda de Cadenet? I knew her as Mrs. John Taylor. John Taylor is the bass player of Duran Duran, and the man of my young beating heart’s dreams. When I found out in Star magazine that she had married him and they were expecting, my jealous little Duranie heart decided I couldn’t take it. I loathed her on sight (in a tabloid). Many millions of years and a boatful of maturity later, I was delighted to see she had a book coming out. I was even more delighted to read it and report that it didn’t suck. In fact, it’s fucking awesome and every female should read it, regardless of age. 

This collection of essays on everything from boys to marriage, motherhood, fame, feminism, the first time, career, and love spans her life. So it’s a memoir in essays. I’m reading a lot of those lately, but her clear, concise, and yes, objective, voice guides the reader through a multitude of subjects some people still have trouble addressing. It’s a refreshingly honest look at how things can and cannot go right or wrong, but there is the other side, and things turn out as they do. This is a great gift for the holidays, for the unsure in life, and for the strong kick-ass women, especially. Bravo, Amanda de Cadenet, bravo! The book is out in hardcover, brought to is by Harper Wave, an imprint of Harper Collins. 

~ by generationgbooks on October 28, 2017.

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