December Book Review: Girl Logic by Iliza Shlesinger
This is it! My final book review of 2017! A few years ago my brother introduced me to the funniest female comedian. Iliza Shlesinger has been on the comedy scene since 2007. Her comedy boasts with feminism and independence and her performances are very physical. She uses her stage to poke fun of herself and the outrageous things we do as women.
When it came time to decide my final book to read this year I knew which one I would choose. It was a no brainer! I picked up Iliza’s book and immediately dove in. Here are a few things I loved about it.
Iliza’s Feminist Advice
Not the “man-hating” type but the kind that encourages empowerment among each other. We need more of that in today’s world. She admits to once feeling jealous and competitive towards other females but we are all human. That happens! Let’s celebrate each other and our successes instead of constantly compete.
She Fought Hard for a Career in Comedy
Being a woman in comedy can be difficult. For Iliza, it meant competing on Last Comic Standing with a bunch of men who hated her. Because she was female and she won the show, the other contestants treated her like garbage on their show tour. She fought back hard by killing her sets each night proving she was worthy of being on the same stage as them. Nothing comes easy in life. Iliza is proof that if you bust your butt you too can achieve your dreams.
Self Confidence Comes With Age
One thing I loved about this book is Iliza’s confidence. She admits to doubting her self-confidence but as she has gotten older it’s improved. I really needed to read this!
Overall I loved Iliza’s book! It had me laughing at many points throughout. But it also had me thinking about the way I treat others and how I treat myself. I recommend this book to anyone. In fact, I’m pretty sure my brother is reading it now!