I seem to be on a bit of a go-slow this month, as until today I had yet to finish reading a book. Thankfully, Scarlett Moffatt’s autobiography, Scarlett Says, which I listened to on audiobook for the 2017 Reading Challenge dragged me out of my slump.
Title: Scarlett Says
Author: Scarlett Moffatt
Category: #44 A book that takes place over a character’s lifespan
“When being nice and kind gets you nowhere, don’t change the person you are, change the people you’re talking to!”
Scarlett Moffatt, one of the stars of the Channel 4 TV series Gogglebox, is an extremely witty and self-deprecating individual. This book, her autobiography, follows her thoughts on many weird and wonderful things about life, though it focuses heavily on nights out with her friends, dragging the tone down somewhat.
I listened to the audiobook, read by Scarlett, which was funny and filled with positive advice on being yourself, not what society wants you to be. The book as a whole was just okay; not one that I’m desperate to re-read in the future, but a light-hearted read nevertheless.
I find that I never know what to expect when reading autobiographies. I mean, in theory it’s obvious, but certain celebrities’ memoirs focus on specific events/parts of their career etc, so I was slightly surprised that Scarlett’s featured heavily on binge drinking (I mean it’s not exactly a wonderful example of British culture), but it was an incredibly relatable read, and for that I am thankful.
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