BBAW: New Treasure
Back in June I posted a mini review of Angels, Vampires & Douche Bags by Carla Collins:
This one was pitched as a "comedic motivational book," and I almost passed on it due to my distate for motivational books of any kind. It turned out to be more of an advice-meets-memoir book. In it, Collins explains how she divides the world into three kinds of people -- the angels who help and support us, the vampires who suck out our money or energy or emotional reserves, and the douchebags who act douchebaggy. She weaves in stories of angels, vampires, and douchebags from her own life and shares anecdotes that don't always relate to the theme of the book but nearly always amuse. The pace of the writing was often frenetic, as if I was reading the transcript of a stand-up act instead of a book, and while it was a bit tiring at times it did keep things interesting. I got a good chuckle every few pages, too.
I was surprised by how much I liked the book, and it was a pleasant treat. For a chance to win my advance review copy of Angels, Vampires & Douche Bags, leave a comment on this post and tell me about a book that was better than you expected (US & Canada only, please!). Comments will be accepted until midnight Central Standard Time on
And don't forget to leave a comment on Monday's post for a chance to win a copy of Alexa Stevenson's excellent memoir, Half Baked.
I received a free advance review copy of Angels, Vampires & Douche Bags through the publisher. I am not being compensated in any way for this review.
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