Monday, September 21, 2009

Permission Slips

Author: Sherri Shepherd
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (October 5, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0446547425

Book Description:
Covering topics such as "It's Jesus or Jail,""Marriage, the Hard Way,""Children: The Gift You Can't Give Back," and "All the Things I Don't Know...And All the Things I Definitely Do," stand-up comedienne, actress, and ABC's The View co-host Sherri Shepherd comically chronicles her struggles to keep up with the many roles-professional, wife, mother, daughter, and friend-that women must play in today's world. Sherri urges women to pursue their most important dreams and to never give up, but also let's readers know that it's okay to give themselves "permission slips" when things don't always work out the way they want them to. As her many fans know, Sherri is never hesitant to speak from the heart, and her bubbly personality shines through in this delightful autobiography.

About the Author:
Sherri Shepherd currently serves as a co-host on ABC's The View, which airs five days a week on ABC affiliates nationally and consistently draws more than 3 million viewers per show. She also plays a recurring character on NBC's 30 Rock. Sherri has had a long career as a regular cast member on some of America's best-loved shows, including Suddenly Susan, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and her own show, Less Than Perfect. Sherri has also been in countless other TV shows and films including Beauty Shop, and Guess Who. Sherri currently resides in New York with her son.

My Review:

Have your tissue ready for this one. She will have you laughing until you cry.

Sherri Shepherd declares in Permission Slips that no matter what a woman does or how well she does it, she can't make everyone happy. So why not give ourselves permission to be ourselves, and make some waves, or at least, some ripples in our lives! She shares with the reader some of her own permission slips and how she celebrates life. Some chapters in the book are: Doing Everything Wrong; Permission to Date, Love, Marry, and Divorce the Wrong Guy; Permission to Pursue Your Dreams; Permission to Get Better as I Get Older; Permission to Be Less Than Perfect; and much, much more.

Her book is sensitive, honest, inspirational, spiritual, and one of the funniest books I've EVER read. Several times I laughed out loud until I cried!!! It is such a good read. I highly recommend it!!

(Thank you to Hachette Book Group for my review copy.)


Nancy said...

You know I think she is funny, but not very smart. She's said some things on the view that make me think she is very very closed minded and judgemental so it makes me not like her. But she is definitely funny so am debating if I should watch her new show....

Barbara said...

Nancy- I didn't know Sherry Shepherd has a new show. I heard that Joy Bayheur (is that the way to spell it?) has one. I stopped watching the View last year, because it got too political for me, so I don't keep up with the women on there.

But I must say the book is funny.