Sunday, July 7, 2019
Review: Smoke, Drink, F*#k by Esme Oliver #SmokeDrinkFuck #book #bookreview #Italy #EsmeOliver
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$19.99 paperback/$9.99 ebook
There is nothing I love more than to sit down with a good book. I will literally consume a good book in no time flat, because I can binge on reading like most people do on TV. I will sit down with one and read it cover to cover in hours and not get a headache. One book that I read recently that was a binge book is Smoke, Drink, F*#k by Esme Oliver.
This book is an autobiographical account of Ms. Oliver's 40th birthday vacation to Italy. She had recently lost her boyfriend and was down in the dumps. So, she vowed to Smoke, Drink and F*#k her way through her 2 week vacation to Italy. She brings along a friend (with whom she doesn't really get along with but tolerates), and is off to one of the most romantic countries in the world. During her time in Italy she meets the man of her dreams, and she thinks she may have fallen in love. She makes grand plans with him and you will see what happens and how she rationalizes the results of those plans. This is the kind of book every woman should read, if not for yourself then for your future self. Because we all go through things similar to this (although not on the same grand scale as Esme Oliver).
I literally could not put this book down. I was also a huge fan of Oliver's An Anthology of Evil Men. She has done many things in her life, attorney, lobbyist, writer. And she is very good at writing about her own experiences. In fact, it makes me want to write about my odd life and the things that go on around me. This book definitely shows you that Europe is the most romantic place in the world. Which is definitely true. I have been to many places in Europe and everywhere is very romantic. European men have a way of winning over the hearts of women very easily. Trust me. I married a Greek man. This will make a great beach read but not for those who want something dumbed down. It has a larger, more involved vocabulary and is not lacking in charm. I would also advise you to read her other book and essays of hers should you find them. Let me tell you, this is not a version of Eat, Pray Love.
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