This Is Not My Beautiful Life: A Memoir

This Is Not My Beautiful Life: A Memoir #2020

This Is Not My Beautiful Life A Memoir One of Publisher Weekly s ten most anticipated memoirs of the season If you think it sucks to live with your parents when you re thirty six and nine months pregnant just wait til the DEA comes knocki
  • Title: This Is Not My Beautiful Life: A Memoir
  • Author: Victoria Fedden
  • ISBN: 9781250075284
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of Publisher Weekly s ten most anticipated memoirs of the season If you think it sucks to live with your parents when you re thirty six and nine months pregnant, just wait til the DEA comes knocking with the IRS in tow Welcome to Victoria Fedden s life.When a squad of federal agents burst through her parents front door, Victoria Fedden felt ill prepared to meet thOne of Publisher Weekly s ten most anticipated memoirs of the season If you think it sucks to live with your parents when you re thirty six and nine months pregnant, just wait til the DEA comes knocking with the IRS in tow Welcome to Victoria Fedden s life.When a squad of federal agents burst through her parents front door, Victoria Fedden felt ill prepared to meet them She was weeks away from her due date and her T shirt wasn t long enough to hide her maternity undies As for the question of how to raise a child when you ve just discovered that your mother and stepfather have allegedly masterminded a pump and dump scheme She was pretty sure that wasn t covered in What to Expect When You re Expecting and she really hoped that Bradford Cohen, the noted criminal defense attorney who famously waived his exemption on The Apprentice, would prove them innocent.This Is Not My Beautiful Life is the story of how Victoria lost her parents to prison and nearly lost her mind No one ever said motherhood would be easy, but as she struggles to change diapers, install car seats, and find the right drop off line at pre school no easy task, when each one is named for a stage in the lifecycle of a f cking butterfly she s also forced to ask herself whether a jump suit might actually complement her mom s platinum blonde extensions and fend off the cast of shady, stranger than fiction characters like the recovering addict who scored a reality show when he started an escort service for women who populated her parents world.A real life Arrested Development that could only unfold in southern Florida, This Is Not My Beautiful Life is a hilariously funny and unexpectedly moving memoir of a just functional family you ll never forget.
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    I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Here it is Well I must say that the first page immediately drew me in Great hook, and a very exciting way to begin a memoir which I typically assume to be low excitement and low action On page 31, I loved the quote the very second I had announced my pregnancy, my body ceased to be my own and became public property Her story about the old lady in Costco patting her belly and telling her how to eat was hilarious, and shows the truth o [...]

    Meh Felt like I was reading the script for a low brow reality show that thinks it s zany and edgy, never realizing it s just sad I ve never been entertained by people s misery and certainly not by adults whining about how hard adulting can be aren t there enough 15 min of fame blogs out there Got the impression that the author was scrambling to find her writing hook am I an overwhelmed mommy ha ha baby poop jokes Check Am I a Kardashian esque spoiled adult daughter mooching off her parents and l [...]

    I am always a sucker for a good book on a dysfunctional family and this book hooked me right from the beginning I was intrigued by the changing dynamics of the relationships and the evolution that each person makes over these few years Each character remains strangely likable family members anyway, not the randoms who seem for lack of a better term parasitic even through the haze of criminal activity Victoria s evolution from admittedly bratty child to self aware and self preserving adult was an [...]

    It was pretty surface level stuff I prefer a memoir that is introspective I never really found myself caring about the characters and a lot of parts were left hanging like what medical condition did the mom end up having When did the author and her sister start drifting apart and how did that affect her Like BAM suddenly it was a summary sentence at the end of the book Weird Beach read get it from the library.

    I won this book through Giveaway.This book was a great read nothing sweetened or sugarcoated Victoria Fedden tells it like it is from her point of view, but she never gives up on her parents and ends up finding herself I think most young people go through the stage of reliance it s whether we figure that out and can learn to stand on our own 2 feet, or we continue to be shadowed and or coddled by our parents I really enjoyed this book because as a mother I don t always feel like I can live up to [...]

    I received this book as a advance reader s copy through a giveaway This is not my beautiful life is a memoir detailing the author s journey through the messy and often hilarious complications of her family life At 36, she s living with her parents, weeks from giving birth, when the house is raided by law enforcement I enjoyed this heartfelt honest reflection of the dysfunctional family she loves and her journey in recognizing her strength which enabled her see there are always good times in betw [...]

    Just when you think your own family is crazy, this book will make them seem tame in comparison Written with humor and honesty, Victoria Fedden details a difficult couple of years that end up being a blessing in disguise Too often we hide the sordid details of our lives, striving for that perfect exterior This book will encourage you to embrace your flaws and live a better, fuller life.Thanks to the Early Reviewer s Giveaway for the free copy of this book.

    A memoir on family dysfunction always draws me in The array of characters was entertaining and I began to root for the writer to survive this trauma early on Loved the way she told the story and offered insights into what she had learned along the way She s hilarious too The part about the granola moms had me on the floor I plan to follow her blog and read anything else she writes.

    The first couple of chapters drew me in but as the book progressed, the author sounded and like a neurotic, whiney spoiled brat who refuses to grow up Her husband is a saint to put up with such nonsense Honestly, who runs off in the middle of the night leaving a newborn at home Weird bunch and I am glad I borrowed the book from my library and not spend a dime on it.

    I loved it She s been through some messed up shit, I ve been through some messed up shit I can relate Keep your head up your heart strong The best way out is through And having a sense of humor like she does helps a millionfold

    Don t bother The first half of the book feels like satire than a memoir Second half then gets serious It s like 2 different books I hated the authors family or her description of them so you don t feel sorry for anyone, including the author Her husband is mentioned and in one chapter seems like a jerk, but the next a loving spouse Just very disjointed.

    This memoir is stranger than fiction By the end of the book I was disgusted with everyone in her family The author purpose in writing this memoir seems to be to defend the life of crime her parents led and the spoils of crime that she enjoyed.

    I won this book through Giveaways.Overall I thought this book was an interesting read The story moved along at a nice pace and the author s life was interesting enough to keep me tuned in I will say the final sentencing of the parents was a little underwhelming for the majority of the book to be based on how the author may never see her parents again It sounds as if the author had an interesting childhood and it would have been nice to get a deeper picture of what life was like for her as a chil [...]

    This memoir is absolutely a must read Since I also write in the memoir genre and havea highly entertaining immediate and extended family, this book kept be absorbed from the firstpage I especially appreciated the no holds barred writing style of Victoria Fedden As a southernerI have a deep appreciation for writers who fearlessly put down their innermost thoughts and life happenings on the page For me, some of the most poignant issues addressed in this memoir included living coping with a dysfunc [...]

    In my mind, it took huge guts for the author to write this very honest account of her feelings regarding her parents ideologies, career choices, and ultimately their arrests and the unraveling of the flamboyant and strange world they created and though their lavish generosity and good intentions sucked so many others into Cringe worthy family dysfunction is both difficult and vicariously healing to read about Realizing that we are not alone in our struggles be it detaching from unhealthy family [...]

    I quite liked this book, the beginning hooked me and was quite astonishing I liked that she brought up aspects of a dysfunctional and broken family along with anxiety and depression.I enjoyed the pace of the book and how you need to work with your monsters and remember where you came from and what you can become.

    OkInteresting story and she writes pretty well But dragged a bit The story needed to be better exited But I finished it and that s saying a lot these days.

    Ugh I wonder why I stuck with this book I guess it was hard for me to believe there wouldn t be a twist to redeem it, but it never happened.

    Beauty in TruthWonderful book fast read that makes you think I hope to hear a lot from this brilliant author Definitely worth the read.

    Great hook, and started out strong, but then it just felt like tired, run of the mill whining Hey, it might be my mood, I feel a bit whiny myself.

    I devoured Fedden s very dysfunctional family tale in a few hours One of the best memoirs I ve read in ages It should be a Wes Anderson movie.

    As an English major who now works in the publishing industry and has been a life long reader this book made me do one of the hardest things possible for a person like met finish it Although I had some reservations initially about this book, it was chosen for our Girls Night monthly read and some of the others were quite enthusiastic So, I dove in Barely By the first page I was bored with her apathetic, prosaic life and as the book continued I realize this was just a bored person trying to capita [...]

    I really enjoyed this book What a life I haven t read many memoirs so this was way out of my comfort zone but I do not regret it one bit Thoroughly rapt the entire book It wasn t a feel good book nor was it wrapped up in a tidy bow It offered insight into Victoria s disfunctional life with her nutso parents By the end of the book I wanted to be her BFF.

    I ve never heard about the author s parents case before, but I loved her story It was funny laughed out loud a few times , and very relatable emotion wise not relatable to me circumstance wise Definitely a book you can read in a day which is what happened to me that will have you laughing and getting a glimpse into a pretty colorful family.Liked it a lot.

    Despite promising reviews, this memoir never grabbed me It s repetitive in a reality show kind of way and never really rises to the level of introspection in a good memoir I ended up skimming the last third for highlights Once I realized this writer started as a blogger, it made sense Meh.

    A solid interesting memoir of a woman finding her own way in a very complicated family structure including parents who are criminals.

    Good summer reading Sometimes the cast was a bit too big, but enjoyed it enough to recommend it.

    The author is to self absorbed and spoiled I couldn t relate to her or her challenges If her husband is still with her, he is a saint.

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