Confession time, I love the Real Housewives franchise. It is a phenomenal machine of hair and fake lashes and egos. It’s all the glory of gossip with none of the pain of hurting someone you know and care about. This is not a secret shame for me; anyone who knows me in real life likely knows my proclivities for terrible but well produced reality television, particularly of the Bravo variety. Andy Cohen, you own me.
Given this love for all things Real (it’s not) and Housewives (most aren’t), I was more than happy to spend my birthday reading Brandi Glanville’s second book, Drinking & Dating. It was available for immediate download in kindle format from my local library (whom I love even more than the RH) and I went with it. My mom was in town for the week and we had decided to just stay home and bum around the house. She was engrossed in Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (I’ll review that eventually…) and I had one of my favorite Housewives all to myself.
Brandi is interesting in that she’s a brash, funny, sometimes cruel housewife who, within the Beverly Hills cast, often says what the audience is thinking, or at least what I’m thinking watching (judging) these women interact. She calls the other women out on their bullshit and then usually owns up to her own, usually.
She also is one of the single ones, famously divorcing her husband when he was caught cheating with many women, most notably LeAnn Rimes. This book is a bit of a tell all (with few names) about her dating adventures and mishaps. Glanville, as usual is self-deprecating and witty in a quick and dirty manner. The book is cheap lit, but was a nice change from the memoir I read previously. (Sorry guys, but my reviews are so out of order at this point…I am so far behind on writing reviews!)
Would I recommend this book? Not to most people. There are other Beverly Hills Housewives fans though, and to them I would recommend this book. Even if they didn’t like it, it’s no real time investment and sometimes that’s just perfect.