Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Book Review: Has Anyone Seen My Pants?

How does a gal with a successful career, great friends, and a razor-sharp wit find herself wandering pants-less through the hallways of a casino hotel in Iowa on New Year’s Eve?

Ask Sarah Colonna.

Has Anyone Seen My Pants? is a laugh-out-loud trip around America (and Mexico!) with Sarah as she braves crying in nail salons, mother-daughter road trips, Iowan casinos, and single-shaming resorts. From a fling-gone-wrong to friend breakups and a new romance, Sarah’s signature wit and sharp observations take you on a journey at once so deviously funny and surprisingly compassionate that it might just steal your heart—not to mention your pants.

Amy Bromberg:

Okay, so basically I LMAO more or less from page one till the end. Beware, you might just pee in your’s THAT funny! To be honest I had never heard of Sarah Colonna until I saw someone I follow on Twitter retweet her. Then I happened to find out who her publicist is. I’m sure you can figure out the rest. I had to get my hands on Has Anyone Seen My Pants? Who doesn’t need a good laugh, right? Humor within a memoir, however, makes it that much more special and unique.

If I had to pick a favorite part of the book, it would be Sarah’s strong female friendships and her brutal honesty. The reader can totally tell how important girlfriends are to Sarah, and how much she relies and treasures them. It’s unfortunate that I’ve lost touch with many of my college friends. My mom has a small group of girlfriends who get together at least once a month. I’d love to have this in my life. Sarah is so honest, that it can be comical. This makes me think I need to not be so scared sometimes of being honest with other people. For instance, if someone asks if I like something and I say yes, but only because I don’t want to hurt their feelings.

Just like Sarah, most of the time I don’t like talking on the phone. Once in a while I do, especially when the topic is too complicated or will take too long to text or e-mail. It’s sad that all of the virtual technology, social media, texting, etc. has pushed society away from having that personal, one-on-one contact.

There’s nothing negative that I can point out here. Sarah delivers great writing, funny stories, perfect flow, and a sweet ending that made me want to hug the book.

This is definitely a “couldn’t put down” type of book!

Sara Steven:

This was such an undeniably funny and charming book, from start to finish! What I appreciated most was how candid and honest Sarah Colonna is with her writing style and technique. I felt as though she was allowing me a front seat to the chaos and upheaval that can be her life, tinged with humor and humility all at once.

Very reminiscent of one of my favorite shows of all time, Sex and the City, it was interesting to read about Sarah’s take on dating while in your 30’s, living a single life surrounded by couples, cyber dating in this day and age and some of the craziest dating horror stories I think I’ve ever heard thus far (think dirty talking, but taking it to the extreme). I couldn’t help but think about a good friend of mine who is my age (we’re both mid-to-late 30’s, having birthdays two weeks apart from one another) living a single life, never married, no kids. It’s completely different from my own life experiences, and in a way I felt Sarah helped me to get a clearer picture on the kind of life my friend is living. I’ve often felt a little jealous of the supposed freedom she has and how she’s able to fly by the seat of her pants at any given time, but as I’ve witnessed with most things, the grass always appears greener on the other side but always comes with it’s own special list of pros and cons.

Having read what I’ve been referring to as the “Pants” book, I’m totally psyched to check out Sarah’s other book, Life as I Blow It. I have a feeling it will be just as entertaining and eye-opening, while giving me a laundry list of comedic moments and honesty that in my opinion is Sarah’s forte. A must read!


Janine said...

Great review. this does sound like a good read.

Ruth Lyons Mazur said...

I could use a good laugh and this book sounds like it will do the trick. I look forward to reading it.