Title: Drinking and Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders
Author: Brandi Glanville with Leslie Bruce
256 Pages, Published By Gallery Books
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She’s the brutally honest breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, known for her dramatic divorce, her barely-there clothing, and her inability to keep her mouth shut. So why should she change now? Brandi Glanville tells all in this hilarious, no-holds-barred memoir. Fans have been waiting for Brandi’s scoop on one of the biggest divorces of the decade, since her husband of eight years abandoned her and their two sons to marry country singer LeAnn Rimes.
Not only does Brandi spill the beans about her side of the split, the lovable housewife shares the incredible wild ride that took her from a life in the ghetto to Hollywood’s most elite circles. For the first time, Brandi talks about how she escaped a rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Sacramento and stumbled into a successful modeling career that swept her into a world of Paris Fashion Weeks, private jets, and uncircumcised penises. Before she knew it, Brandi was the perfect Hollywood trophy wife—at least until her marriage exploded. Today, the refreshingly filter-free housewife and unapologetic mom is the newest full-time cast member of Bravo’s juggernaut franchise, where she often elicits raised eyebrows and gossip from her costars for her refusal to be the scorned ex-wife, to be bullied, to change her sarcastic sense of humor, or—on most occasions—to wear a bra. Sassy, raunchy, and compulsively readable, Drinking and Tweeting
perfectly captures Brandi’s open-book attitude, as she dishes about everything from her DUI, her cheating ex, her one-night stands, and the secret plastic surgery that made her “seventeen” again. You’re sure to enjoy every page of this funny, upbeat, honest tale. Clear your schedule for an afternoon and grab your favorite cocktail, a comfy seat . . . and maybe a Xanax. But that’s for later. (Summary provided by Gallery Books
I read Brandi Glanville’s memoir Drinking and Tweeting And Other Brandi Blunders while in the midst of a reading slump. Every now and then I go through a period of what I call “reader’s block.” During these sometimes week long intervals, it is very hard for me to concentrate long enough to read one book much the less the four or five I read in a typical week. After a very frustrating week of being unable to finish a book, I picked up Brandi’s memoir. Drinking and Tweeting isn’t on my formal TBR list, however I knew I needed a lively read to get me out of my slump.
As I began Brandi’s memoir, I realized “lively” is a total understatement. If you watch Real Housewives of Beverly Hills like I do, then you know that Brandi is the housewife known for having no filter when it comes to speaking her mind. She is also known for her tiny bikinis. (She’s forty and looks 22. Seriously, she’s gorgeous.) Brandi is is also known for her fashion model career in the 1990s. However, she skyrocketed to tabloid stardom a few years ago for a reason no one should ever have to endure: Her husband, Eddie Cibran was caught having an affair with country music singer LeAnn Rimes.
Brandi’s memoir spills the details on what happened between Eddie and her. Brandi Glanville provides the voice for every scorned woman throughout her memoir. She does not hold back. She tells everything that happened that she is allowed to discuss. Brandi has a great conversational writing style. Reading Drinking and Tweeting feels kind of like having a conversation with a good friend. That is a really good friend, who is a great story teller, and really needs to vent about something awful that happened.
Brandi manages to make even the saddest moments of her and Eddie’s break-up humorous for readers. She reveals lots of details regarding when Eddie and LeAnn’s affair started and when Brandi began having suspicions regarding her husband and LeAnn’s relationship. There is also a chapter in which Brandi details the operation she had to rejuvenate her “kitty.” This part of the book had me laughing out loud. Especially, when she reveals she paid for the operation with Eddie’s credit card.
Brandi also tells about her Post-Eddie dating adventures including a year long romance with a billionaire. Throughout the book Brandi shares tips that helped get her back into dating and tips for dealing with friendship politics after divorce. The notion of a tell-all memoir that includes self-help tips may seem a little odd, but Brandi makes it work. Brandi also tells in detail her facial, botox, and fillers regimen. Apparently, you can use fillers in acne scars. Who knew?!!
Chelsea Handler and Tori Spelling better move over, because I foresee lots of bookstores carrying books authored by Brandi Glanville for the foreseeable future. Brandi is a fresh voice and she knows how to tell a story! I highly recommend Drinking and Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders. Now I’m off to see about filling in this chicken pox scar on my forehead!
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