Readers looking for an entertaining escape from their everyday grind will appreciate the opportunity to take a moment or two to see the world from sex and relationship advice columnist, comedian, and Twitter darling Benoit’s point-of-view ... Benoit’s engaging writing style invites laughter while she sparks serious contemplation on a variety of topics ... Readers suffering from a short attention span can easily read one essay at a time before wandering off, but will most likely return quickly for more.
Anyone who has ever felt like an outcast, like they missed the class where everyone else learned how to kiss, or how to behave in social settings, or how to respect yourself and others, will relate to GQ writer Benoit’s essay collection ... Benoit’s writing style is like a witty, long-form tweet—familiar, pithy, and off-the-cuff. Prepare to feel like you know Benoit personally, as some chapters are written with a level of intimacy uncommon in most memoirs.Benoit brings her A game in her first book, a new addition to the recent spate of brutally honest memoirs.
Though often sharply observed, Benoit’s essays offer too many details, which she often footnotes with observations on her own observations, as well as trivialities—e.g., how-to lists and hit-or-miss film critiques 'based on whether I thought [the protagonist’s] character was a helpful or harmful depiction of adult womanhood.' The result is a book that should appeal to young women but that also exhausts rather than satisfies. Humorous, intermittently insightful, but overdone.