Everything Sucks

Title: Everything Sucks: Losing My Mind and Finding Myself in a High School Quest for Cool
Author: Hannah Friedman
Pub Date:2009
Pages: 256
Genre: Memoir

Family Sucks

Hannah Friedman's life cannot get worse and makes that clear when she opens her memoir with "I am the firstborn human." You see, Amelia, Hannah's older sibling, is also a monkey. Really? Yup. Her classmates, who are hardly her friends, merrily call poor Hannah "Monkey Girl". In between making her school life miserable of course.

Periods Suck
Life does get worse. Imagine Dad going on the road trying to regain rock star status and the whole family tags along. In a bus. With rocker men. And a driver that doesn't talk. Yup, that's Hannah and where she is in life when she starts her period. Seventeen Magazine horror stories eat your heart out.

Everything Sucks
Hannah realizes, after finally getting accepted in a semi-prestigious school, when 'Everything Sucks' there's only one way to go - up.

And so she does. She begins to hang with the right girls. She dresses the right way. She dates the right boys. What's wrong with this though? Oh yeah, Everything Still Sucks.

This is one of those coming of age, self discovery memoirs that immediately captivate. Seriously. I read it as a passenger in the car and was annoyed when we got to where we were going. Needless to say, as soon as I got home, I hopped on the couch and positioned myself in a "Do Not Disturb" position.

Friedman's voice is strong, witty, open...someone who you feel like you're gabbing on the phone with. I wanna have a beer with this girl.

I'm always hesitant on accepting ARCs from authors. Man am I glad that I went with my gut and snatched this one up. Check out her blog here.

And . . . she's so damn cute!


  1. Ah! I'm so glad you reviewed Everything Sucks!

    I picked it up on a whim a few days ago at B&N and I can't put it down at night! It's absolutely hilarious and lovely and fun. Can't wait for more from this gal. Thanks as always for the great review. I didn't know about the youtube!!


  2. LOL! Yours is the first review I've read of this book and what a great one it is!

    Love it!!

  3. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one. I accepted it, too, since it sounds so unique. I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Diary of an Eccentric


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