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

Image result for so close to being the retta In this autobiographical collection of essays, Retta (perhaps best known as Parks and Recreations’ Donna “Treat Yo Self” Meagle) regales readers with tales from her childhood, her college years, missed opportunities (like not showing up to audition for the Dreamgirls movie), doing stand-up college tours,  and of course behind the scenes shenanigans from Parks and Recreation. Also included are hilarious essays about why she hates being in/going to weddings, her addictions to television, coffee, handbags, social media, and Hamilton, and how she became a die-hard L.A. Kings fan. I highly recommend listening to the audio book version. She is so good at performing the book that it feels as if she’s just talking to you rather than reading from a page. She even adds updated asides to aspects that have changed since she began working on the book 2 years ago. This book had me in stitches and I didn’t want it to end! If you’re a fan of Retta (or even if you’re not), this is a must read!

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