Tuesday, March 11, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Drinking and Dating: P.S. Social Media Is Ruining Romance by Brandi Glanville


ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

On the heels of her New York Times bestselling book Drinking and Tweeting, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville takes readers on a wild ride through her dating life in this highly-entertaining relationship book.

Drinking and Dating chronicles Glanville’s misadventures stumbling through today’s dating world. From social media blunders to bedroom escapades, Brandi withholds nothing. Each chapter is inspired by a relationship encounter she has had since her sensational divorce from actor Eddie Cibrian. Hilarious, surprising, vulnerable, and outspoken, Glanville’s unexpected take on dating after heartbreak – and life in general - is as unique as she is. Just like Brandi herself, Drinking and Dating is sexy, funny, and eyebrow-raising.

MY REVIEW:

I don't even want to write this review right now.  What's that saying...If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all? <sigh>  If you know anything about Brandi Glanville, you're probably thinking, "Well, what did you expect!?"  I know, I know.  I just love Brandi.  There's something about a woman with a strong personality and no apology for being who she is.  I love that about her.

I knew very well who Brandi Glanville was from watching Real Housewives, so I'm not sure what I expected from this book.  I have not read her first book yet, but from what I gather, the first book was more about her divorce and this second book is more about her life after the divorce (and her search for love, or an "emergency contact," in this new phase of her life).  I am a big fan of Real Housewives, so it was nice to get to know Brandi a little bit more in her book, but I think we all could have been spared a few of the (very graphic) details. 

I'm no dating expert, but I do watch The Millionaire Matchmaker, and I think Patti Stanger would have a few things to say about Brandi's dating habits!  Perhaps Brandi would have a better chance of finding Mr. Right if she followed a few of Patti's rules, i.e. "a 2 drink maximum" on a date and "no sex before monogamy!"  But I digress...

I would only recommend this book for you if you are a big Real Housewives (and particularly Brandi Glanville) fan, you're currently in the post-divorce dating phase (although, unless you're an ex-model dating NBA players, this book may not help with your self-esteem at this point in your life), you're in your 30s or 40s but are really a 20-year-old at heart and/or you just like pure trash.