May 11, 2010
A Review That Turned Into a Rant
Sometimes people don't make sense to me at all.
I really enjoyed reading The Washingtonienne. In fact, I devoured most of it in one night. I thought it was a refreshing change of pace from the normal mushy-gushy chick-lit and I also thought it was refreshingly honest and brazen. It's like The Washington Post put it "It's Washington's version of Sex and the City." Well, the Samantha Jones part at least.
While I don't think it is a book for everyone, there seems to be people who think people who have substance-abuse problems, depression, and personality disorders are worth blasting. I actually think these reviews make these people come off as kind of arrogant, self-righteous and uneducated. I would also love to know their take on schizophrenics and victims of child abuse and domestic abuse. Perhaps they'd like to throw some more colorful adjectives around.
The Washingtonienne is a book based off of a real-person's life. Maybe her lifestyle as a sexually promiscuous young woman involved in affairs, binge drinking, and cocaine use is not something that you can understand, but these are actually all symptoms of several different diseases. And, believe it or not, they can also just simply be lifestyle choices that are different from yours. So you don't like sexually promiscuous people. Fine. Don't be one. But stop spreading your hate crime all over the place just because you don't understand something. There is not just one brand of "normal". In fact, normalcy is very relative, which people would know if they took ten minutes to climb out of their own egos to look around for a minute.
I am just really disgusted that there are still people in this world who don't understand anything outside of their own small plains of existence. Perhaps I should start some hate campaigning against you for being small-minded and shallow. You have more in common with the character in this book than you even realize.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions so I am not saying you shouldn't have yours. I'm just saying don't be such a damn hypocrite.
That is my rant.
Read the book if you would like to read a story about a young woman of 25 who moves to D.C. and about her adventures in the Senate and with the Senate. And if you don't mind a story about what happens as a result of her choices therein. It does contain strong language along with the sexual material.
BOOK #: 26
RATING: 4 Stars
FOR CHALLENGES: Random Reading Challenge, 100+ in 2010, Countdown Challenge, New Authors Challenge
GENRE: Fiction, Chick-Lit
HEY, FCC!: I bought this book.