In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Yall Dont Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know shes always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese).Throwing her hard-working Liberian parents for a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcomlike her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne.Say what? Word. Turns out Retta might actually be on to something. After winning Comedy Centrals stand-up competition, she should be ready for prime timebut a fear of success derails her biggest dream.Whether reminiscing about her days as a contract chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, telling dirty jokes to Mormons, feeling like the odd man out on Parks, fending off racist trolls on Twitter, flirting with Michael Fassbender, or expertly stalking the cast of "Hamilton," Rettas unique voice and refreshing honesty will make you laugh, cry, and laugh so hard youll cry.Her eponymous sitcom might not have happened yet, but by the end of So Close to Being the Sh*t, youll be rooting for Retta to be the next one-named wonder to take over your television. And she just might inspire you to reach for the stars, too....
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So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know Reviews
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Confession: I had absolutely no idea who Retta was and I have never watched one episode of Parks and Recreation. But I like to read something light and So Close to Being the Shit Y'all Don't Even Know once again proved that laughter is the best medicine. This book isn't set to hit stores until June but my very public outbursts of laughing until my sides hurt caused several people in the coffee shop to ask what I was rea ...more
In short: this was EXACTLY what I needed to read right now. Super entertaining and very funny. I was definitely THAT GUY on the subway who was giggling and smiling big (and then looking around like a crazy person to see if people were staring at me like a crazy person). And I never imagined that if i met Retta I'd yell "Treat Yo Self" or ask her to say it to me...but I would DEFINITELY NOT do that now after reading this. :)
Really entertaining -- and open and frank, too. I'd love to hear the audiobook version, which I'm sure puts a nice spin on everything. If you enjoy Retta on social media, you'll probably enjoy this book.
I really enjoyed learning more about my snapchat, coffee addicted faux friend (I am determined that one day we really will be friends). This books is great for anyone; there is a chapter that everyone can find something to relate to. From coffee, to the hardships of being in friend's weddings, to hockey love, to the fandom and insane admiration of Hamilton, this book has it all. Retta is gloriously funny, as she describes daily life in her world. Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or get the ...more
This book was a damn treat! I feel like I'm in the Parks and Rec Book Club because I HAVE TO read all the books they write. I'm so glad Retta joined their ranks because this book is a roller coaster of amazing. There is some real heartfelt shit in there, but it's also so down to earth and funny. I straight up felt like she was my best friend after this. Each chapter is an essay about some aspect of her life; from her addiction to designer bags, her newfound love of Hockey, making it as a black f ...more
Before Retta delivered the most memorable line Parks and Recreation, she was cast as a character that didn't have a single line in the pilot. Before that, she traveled across the country doing stand up to college students, sometimes next to the smoothie bar in the dining hall. And before that, she was a premed student at Duke and the child of Liberian immigrants who put family above all else.
I'm not even going to pretend. I chose this book not out of some appreciation for Retta the person, but b ...more
I will always support every fat celebrity out there as long as they're not problematic in any way, so I had to pick up this book, not to mention that I love Donna Meagle and I wanted to see how much of Retta's values align with her character's. It turns out that the writers who created Donna were more focused on sharing feminist ideals than Retta was in this particular book (though she is a feminist). I don't feel like I learned anything new. Retta talks about addictions such as coffee and sh ...more
One of the best books I have read this year! I laughed out loud numerous times, I said to myself "girl, I feel ya" numerous times, and I didnt want to put it down. As a huge Parks and Rec fan (general cast type love going on), I was excited to get the opportunity to read this, when I finished I am a HUGE Retta fan for life! Everyone that enjoys a good laugh, the chance for inspiration, or just a book to make you say "thank you. I have felt that way for years!" should rush out and pick up this fa ...more