Don’t Book Now IV

This is what I read in April:

Malibu Nanny: Adventures of the Former Kardashian Nanny by Pam Behan and Sara Christensen

In an effort to find the humanity of the Kardashians, along with a rewatch of the 2007 first season and all of the wedding special (3/0, if you know what I mean), I read Malibu Nanny.

I ended up feeling sad for the author, whose life after nannyhood was marred in tragedy. The silver lining was that she finally had a baby after caring for countless other clans.

Along with feeling for Behan, I felt bad for Brody and Brandon Jenner. After nannying for the Jenner boys for several years under Linda Thompson’s roof (Linda and Bruce had already been divorced and were in a coparenting stage), Bruce poached her to nanny for the Kardashians.

Brody has made it public knowledge that he felt less of a priority to his father after Bruce married Kris. I get the sense that losing his childhood nanny to that same family must have been salt in the wound.

Wild Company: The Unusual Story of Banana Republic by Mel and Patricia Ziegler

Wild Company: The Unusual Story of Banana Republic was an inspirational read. Mel and Pat’s account of the early days of Banana Republic was enjoyable and I just know I will end up re-reading it.

And the part about Mickey Drexler? Didn’t we know he was just a nightmare all along? Pat and Mel confirmed it for me. (Wait until you read about his orders to Pat. C’est juicy!)

Equal Parts by Vicki Moon

The story setting of Georgetown and Virginia Hunt Country in the late 1970s to early 1980s drew me in. Add in that one of the main characters worked in a built environment trade, and I was hooked.

Equal Parts is easily digestible across a week.

The Andy Warhol’s Diaries edited by Pat Hackett

Confession: I could only get about one hundred pages into this. It is an actual edited diary which I found to make it a bland read.

My fault for reading someone else’s diary.

As If! The Oral History of Clueless as Told by Amy Heckerling, the Cast, and the Crew by Jen Chaney

I enjoyed As If! The Oral History of Clueless as Told by Amy Heckerling, the Cast, and the Crew so much, I think I burned through it in two days. Anyone who watched the movie around the original release year and enjoyed it, would enjoy this book as well.

Buy it. Read it. Enjoy it.

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