So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know

So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know

In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y?all Don?t Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she?s always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese). Throwing her hard-working Liberian parents for a loop, Retta abandons her plan In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y?all Don?t Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-s...

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Title:So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know
Author:Retta
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1250109345
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:262 pages pages

So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know Reviews

  • Sherwood Smith
    May 26, 2018
    This breezy, often hilarious memoir should appeal to fans of the TV show Parks and Recreation, and fans of the musical Hamilton, which Retta is obsessed with. Along with handbags, and various other parts of modern life that she digresses about with exuberant enthusiasm. I have zero int...
  • Kimberly
    Jun 17, 2018
    TREAT YO S(H)ELF and read this book! I legit laughed out loud at her stories, several of which are super relatable. Even though I watched her on Parks & Rec, it's her social media that makes me a big fan of hers. She is hysterical AF and I knew her book had to be just as funny. Get...
  • Anita
    Jun 30, 2018
    Mandatory list in a review of an autobiographical essay book by a celebrity 1. Dreamgirls. I love the lesson she teaches about not having the confidence to go for it. 2. Love the first generation immigrant success story. 3. Neurosurgery's loss is entertainment's gain. 4. Way too m...
  • Sarah
    Apr 22, 2018
    I love Retta, so I was very excited to get an advance copy of this book. It?s not really a memoir, as much as a book of funny stories. It?s written in Retta?s voice and you can just hear her in your head while reading it. The topics range widely, from hockey to Hamilton, and all ...
  • Heather
    Jun 21, 2018
    **I received this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.** I'll be honest. I don't watch TV. So, I had no idea who Retta was when I entered to win this book. Or when I read it. But the book is awesome, and she seems like someone I want to be friends with. So smart. SO funny. You ...
  • Nakia
    Jul 11, 2018
    I'm on the fence with this one because the title drew me in and had me thinking I'd be cracking up on every page, but I just lightly chuckled every now and then. Retta's life is interesting, but interesting enough for a book? Not quite sure about that. A blog or even a few lengthy ...
  • Joyce
    Jun 16, 2018
    Reading this is like going to happy hour with your friend. Laugh out loud funny!! Retta is my spirit animal. I laughed so much that I spat out the beverage I was drinking while reading and almost choked. Life is too short to not laugh every day! Do yourself the favor and buy this bo...
  • Erin Cataldi
    May 09, 2018
    This book was a damn treat! I feel like I'm in the Parks and Rec Book Club because I HAVE TO read all the books they write. I'm so glad Retta joined their ranks because this book is a roller coaster of amazing. There is some real heartfelt shit in there, but it's also so down to earth ...
  • Jenny (adultishbooks)
    Jul 10, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Retta is hilarious. And the audiobook is the only way to go. I would hang out with her ANYTIME. ...
  • Susan
    Jun 09, 2018
    This book was really entertaining and made me laugh a lot. But there was also an undercurrent of meanness running through it that I didn?t like. I love Retta and thought she was amazing as Donna on Parks & Rec. My favorite essay was the one about Hamilton. I am not a raving Hamil...
  • Scottsdale Public Library
    Jun 15, 2018
    You may know Retta from the well loved tv show Parks and Recreation or from her hilarious Twitter account. This book of essays is hilarious! From stories about her early life in New Jersey, her college years as pre-med, and more recent escapades including being invited to the Emmys to ...
  • Kayla Hollis
    May 15, 2018
    Amy Poehler's blurb stating that this book "feels like a real conversation" was spot-on. I do feel like I was just shooting the breeze with Retta over some drinks. That said, it was a pleasant conversation that left me loving Retta even more, but as far as books go - as far as celebrit...
  • Janine
    Jul 12, 2018
    This book was just fun. I can't say I was a die hard Retta fan going in, though of course I've enjoyed her on Parks and Recreation and on her new show. But now, after reading this, I'm convinced we could be great friends. I could totally relate to her addictive personality -- and l...
  • Nancy
    May 27, 2018
    Really entertaining -- and open and frank, too. I'd love to hear the audiobook version, which I'm sure puts a nice spin on everything. If you enjoy Retta on social media, you'll probably enjoy this book. ...
  • Valerity (Val)
    May 27, 2018
    I was very much in the need for some humor and this memoir fits the bill. I was more than pleasantly surprised by this new book by Marietta Sirleaf aka ?Retta as I?m not that familiar with her. I do get the whole PARKS AND REC connection but haven?t seen the series. But count me ...
  • Katie
    May 16, 2018
    Absolutely fantastic! Hilarious and honest...plus Retta made me cry. ...
  • Leigh
    Jul 04, 2018
    This book is a delight on audio! Retta is funny, a good writer/performer, and she has some great stories to tell. Unlike many other famous people, she actually was one of us. She?s down to earth, relatable, and very entertaining. I?m happy to rewatch the office now that I have the ...
  • Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
    Jun 16, 2018
    2.5 I will always support every fat celebrity out there as long as they're not problematic in any way, so I had to pick up this book, not to mention that I love Donna Meagle and I wanted to see how much of Retta's values align with her character's. It turns out that the writers who ...
  • Jason
    Jan 12, 2018
    In short: this was EXACTLY what I needed to read right now. Super entertaining and very funny. I was definitely THAT GUY on the subway who was giggling and smiling big (and then looking around like a crazy person to see if people were staring at me like a crazy person). And I never ima...
  • Tiffany
    May 19, 2018
    One of the best books I have read this year! I laughed out loud numerous times, I said to myself "girl, I feel ya" numerous times, and I didnt want to put it down. As a huge Parks and Rec fan (general cast type love going on), I was excited to get the opportunity to read this, when I f...
  • Donna Davis
    Jun 28, 2018
    Huh. Go figure. Although I don?t watch Parks and Recreation, the television show for which this comedic actor has become famous, I thought I would enjoy her memoir. For one thing, she?s a big woman, and I love it when well-padded women have the courage to go on stage for a purp...
  • Toni Joseph
    Jun 11, 2018
    Retta is pretty good at reading her book but the stories themselves were just ok. Too much name dropping in the second half for me. ...
  • Lola
    Jul 13, 2018
    Having never watched Parks and Recreation (I?ll allow one single tomato thrown at my feet), I really didn?t know who Retta was before picking this book up. But I did learn she's a comedian, so I jumped on the chance to read this one. My different experiences with memoirs from co...
  • Kelly Schnorrbusch
    May 29, 2018
    Guys, I think Retta & I are BFFs now! This memoir has a very conversational tone, like you're just sitting around the coffee table of her living room with friends & a bottle of wine while Retta tells you about herself & her experiences. She's famous enough to have interesti...
  • Erin
    Apr 14, 2018
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Confession: I had absolutely no idea who Retta was and I have never watched one episode of Parks and Recreation. But I like to read something light and So Close to Being the Shit Y'all Don't Even Know once ...
  • Brittany
    Mar 21, 2018
    I wanted to read this because I loved Parks and Rec, and since I had already read Amy Poehler?s memoir and Aziz Ansari?s book, I knew I would have to read this one as well. And I was not disappointed. I usually prefer to listen to the audiobooks of these comedian memoirs, so in my ...
  • Reg Mars
    May 16, 2018
    If you know me, you know that I am a huge Parks and Recreation fan. I had no idea Retta was coming out with an autobiography. I had to request it right away from Netgalley. I am so happy that I ended up getting approved for this. It was such a fun read. I don't know a lot about Ret...
  • abby
    Mar 12, 2018
    Before Retta delivered the most memorable line Parks and Recreation, she was cast as a character that didn't have a single line in the pilot. Before that, she traveled across the country doing stand up to college students, sometimes next to the smoothie bar in the dining hall. And ...
  • Alaina Meserole
    Apr 05, 2018
    I have received this ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. I AM IN LOVE WITH RHETTA! I haven't even seen the show Parks and Recreation BUT I do know the "treat yo self" line! I say it all the time to myself.. when I'm looking at books. Now I honestly don't know how many nonfi...
  • Tracy Rowan
    May 31, 2018
    When I saw that Retta had written an autobiography, and that she was narrating it on an audiobook, I thought (predictably enough) "Treat yo'self!" I loved her as Donna Meagle in Parks and Recreation, and am enjoying the heck out of her semi-dramatic turn on Good Girls where she's bre...