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Book Review: The Actual One by Isy Suttie

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

Title: The Actual One
Author: Isy Suttie
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Orion 
Rating: 3/5 stars







Book Summary from Goodreads

Isy Suttie—stand-up comedian, actress and songsmith—has reached her thirties and realised her life is never going to be what she expected. She'll never become that tennis champion, be an expert in birdsong or make a living from playing pinball. Yet Isy maintains her trusty "glass half full" attitude to life. Why? From goldfish-murdering mothers and housemates obsessed with VAT to boyfriends who don't appreciate gifts of homemade human-sized penguins, Isy delves deep into the vaults of her memory, writing with warmth, agonising honesty and sharp humour to bring to life all of the scrapes that optimism has led her into.

Book Review Summary:

The Actual One is a wildly funny autobiography which is a must for those people in the twenties.

Book Review: 

So this book came out over a year ago and I am only just getting to this review this now in the new year. This basically sums up my life. Anyway to the book. 
This was one of those books that I did just find randomly on NetGalley and thought the cover was interesting so requested it, not knowing what it was a the time, however, being a fan of memoirs and biographies so I got like with this one. 
I did enjoy this book although this was the first time I had heard of Isy Suttie the author but I thought that this was a nice introduction to her and that work. Although the book did not really focus on her work and was more about navigating her life in her twenties and thirties which as someone who was unaware of her jobsI did not feel excluded from the story. I did enjoy aspects of her life, included in the book and so many of them were very funny and it was refreshing to read about someone as awkward and unfortunate as me. The story of the penguin, anything that features her parents and her love life and me holding back laughs, quite bad when at the time I was sharing a room with my sister.
Although I have only just turned 20, thus not relating to some of the stories and her life, I still did like this book, however, I can't say that I'm really looking forward to what they might hold.  

The Verdict:


Overall, though I did enjoy this book, giving me truly laugh out loud moments, it is great for anyone who is a fan of Suttie's work or anyone who loves a good, fun autobiography. 

Have you read the Actual One? What is your favourite autobiography? Leave them in the comments below. 

See you soon, 

Amy


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