Wow, is that post title a cop out.
Anyhow, this is a memoir from an Elphaba. An Elphaba stand-by, actually.
It’s a fun look, for any musical theater geek, behind the big green curtain. What goes on in there? What do stand-bys do? How crazy are those costumes? Did the flying machinery ever break down? (Not answered, BTW).
It’s also a memoir of a young woman plagued with insecurities and fears of failure, both in her professional & personal lives.
It began as a blog, and retains the flavor. It is quirky, humorous, sometimes silly, sometimes reflective. The bloggy tone, that works great when you read it on an occasional basis, gets a little wearing while reading a whole book. It’s hard to pull off, converting a blog into a book (Steve of Waiter Rant pulled it off superbly). Felicia tries a little hard sometimes.
Her relentless self-deprecation especially can get old. She’s not worthy, yadda yadda. OK. She is singing freaking Elphaba. She is the star of a very very hard show. She must have SOME chops.
Still, it’s fun, cheap (on the Kindle), frothy & light, a quick read, and a great interval from the other deep and perilous reading I’m doing.