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

  • Evan
    Aug 31, 2018
    Not gonna lie...I loved the hell outta this book! Retta is so funny and so candid, it was an absolute pleasure listening to her read the audiobook. Now I need to go re-watch Parks & Recreation again from the beginning... ...
  • 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...
  • Chessa
    Sep 04, 2018
    OMG this book, frands. It is SO HILARIOUS. I laughed. I screamed. I even cried a little (I was chopping onions too, but it was emotional so \_(?)_/). I cannot say this with enough emphasis: LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK. This book was MEANT to be performed by Retta. It feels like you?...
  • 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...
  • Kelly
    Aug 26, 2018
    Never felt more seen by a celebrity than in the essay on being lazy where Retta devotes half a page to her obsession and thoughts about MY SUPER SWEET 16 which is also my not-guilty-at-all jam, wherein I am both shocked, awed, and disgusted and cannot get enough. Fun, light, and fun...
  • Vanessa
    Jul 22, 2018
    So, let's be clear: I love Retta because, right or wrong, I'm convinced she IS Donna from Parks and Rec. As blasphemous as it is to admit, near the end of that show I was getting tired of almost every character, including Leslie. But Donna was best life-ing like a BAWSE till the end. I...
  • 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 ...
  • Kristen
    Aug 02, 2018
    First, fair warning: I received this book as a free copy from St. Martin's Press from a Goodreads giveaway, so shoutout to both of them for hooking a homie up. All thoughts are my own though, dudes. I'd give this a 3.75/5, but we're rounding up to a four here. Shoutout to a Jers...
  • 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. ...
  • Meg
    Jul 19, 2018
    Great, now I want to watch all of Parks and Rec again. ...
  • 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...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Aug 16, 2018
    A few years ago I thought celebrity books were silly. I have changed my mind. I am officially a fan. And my very favorite is the audiobook read by the celebrity, especially if they're as funny and charming as Retta. This is not a big important book, this is your cotton candy. Retta...
  • 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 Slayton
    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...
  • Lelia Nebeker
    May 22, 2018
    I was already in love with Retta when I started listening to the audiobook of her memoir, which covers everything from the actor's time on Parks & Rec, her obsession with Hamilton, loving hockey, struggles with her weight, running into Robert Redford, and more. Retta somehow makes ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Taryn Pierson
    Jul 23, 2018
    I?ll admit, at first blush I wasn?t sold on Retta?s memoir even though I love Parks and Rec more than any other show in the history of ever. There?s a lot of page space spent on topics I don't personally care about. Designer handbags? Duke University? Keurigs? Meh. But then the...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Sarah Robinson
    Aug 04, 2018
    This book is FANTASTIC. Literally loved it. So funny and sweet. ...
  • Rod Brown
    Sep 03, 2018
    Road trip! 2,500-mile round trip taking my daughter to college and driving back alone calls for a whole lot of audiobooks. (1 of 7) Retta's contribution to the trip was passably amusing, though the sections on handbags and hockey games seemed to go on a bit long while the Parks and ...
  • Jenna
    Jul 13, 2018
    I definitely won?t ever go as far as to say that Listening is *THE* New Reading, but this book is such a perfect example of how Listening is *A* New Reading, at least! Because opening up to audiobooks really does open some doors. This is one of many books that never would I ever have...
  • Bre
    Aug 05, 2018
    I really enjoyed this! I love Retta's acting and when I came across this, I just had to read it! Her personality shines through this and I felt like I was having a conversation with her throughout the whole thing. ...
  • 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...