Book Review #14
My rating: 2/5
How to Get Ahead in Journalism, by Venus Gilroy:
1. Take a job as PA to a glamorous writer, like Susanna Hyde, author of the wildly popular sex column “Nothing to Hyde.”
2. Spend your days walking Susanna’s dogs, running errands, and delivering “you’ve been dumped” notes to lovers who are yesterday’s news. Realize life in Manhattan is not as glamorous as you expected.
3. But when the boss asks you to cover her column, do not, repeat, do not prove better at writing about sex than she is . . .
4. . . . And when one day you accidentally hit it off a little too well with Susanna’s latest ex-boy-toy, sexy young writer Josh O’Connell, keep this information very, very secret from her . .
- This book has its own elements of draggy.
- This is basically a story of how everyone writes and begun their journey of writing their own memoir.
- Susanna, Venus’s boss reminds me of Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada but in her own demanding ways.
- Truthfully, I didn’t enjoy myself while reading this book. I felt that it was a waste of time and instead, I could use this time by reading other books from my never ending to-be-read list.
- This book can be promptly summarized by only two mere words that screams Memoirs Are Made Of This and they are Memoirs and Sex.
- Not recommended.