i don't normally talk about books that i read here on the plum for a couple of reasons:
1. i don't know how to read good
2. i don't read enough books that i actually enjoy enough to plug on my blog
3. i don't know how to read good
but upon finishing the book "Everything Is Wrong with Me: A Memoir of an American Childhood Gone, Well, Wrong" by Jason Mulgrew i knew i had to attempt to make every single one of my 16 readers go buy a copy.
admittedly, i was pretty positive that i was going to fall in love with this book as i've been a fan of the author, jason mulgrew, for a ridiculously long time.
i remember reading his blog while i was still working at scene magazine in '05, before i really had any idea what a blog was let alone even an inkling that someday i would actually author one.
author. ha, that's a word i never thought i'd use in reference to this blog.
after years (literally) of online stalking jason mulgrew i was obviously excited when word got out that he was publishing his memoir, and he did not disappoint.
i don't care how long he had to lock himself in his room, or how many extensions he had to get from his publisher to finish the book, i'm glad he did it.
his self deprecating humor, semi-dysfunctional irish catholic family, uncanny video game skills, and ability to hunt for hookers... all while thoughtfully observing his life and the people around him with a snarky charm made me wish i was a fly on the wall of his childhood.
but let's get back to present day. the majority of my reading is done while working out on the elliptical and i found myself being stared at on more than one occasion by my fellow gym-mates because i was laughing out loud so much.
while reading the book i could see a lot of myself in jason mulgrew (minus the whole penis thing), it was relatable. you'll have that growing up in the 80's/90's i suppose, so reading his book made the stories that much more entertaining for me.
the sex, drugs, parties and masturbation jokes didn't hurt either.
long story short, i simply loved the book and i think if you would too.
i mean, if you come to this blog everyday and find any of my antics even slightly entertaining you will be blown away by jason mulgrew.
if you buy one book this summer it should be "Everything is Wrong With Me: A Memoir of an American Childhood Gone, Well, Wrong". trust me, it's worth the $10, GO BUY IT.
side note: this blog post may or may not have been sponsored by jason mulgrew himself because when i actually/finally got to hang out with him in person this past march in NYC he fed me endless bottles of miller high life. he obviously knows the way to my heart.
side note #2: i promise i know how to read well.... "i don't know how to read good" was sarcasm - ok MOM? but thanks for the text telling me that i needed to change it this morning... xoxo.