I finished my book for the month of February – Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity by Iliza Shlesinger. I am a huge fan of Iliza’s standup comedy, if you haven’t seen her Netflix Special Confirmed Kills stop what you’re doing and go watch it! She is hilarious and all about girl power! I love it!
I’ll start by saying that this book is not what I expected it to be. I expected it to read more like an autobiography and it did not. But I think I actually may have preferred it that way in the end. She says in the one of the final chapters that she intentionally didn’t write an autobiography because she felt she hasn’t done enough to warrant one yet. I respect that. This book at times feels like she is just telling you a story from her life but then at times reads like a term paper. Let me clarify, that is not a bad thing! She is a very intelligent women and that really shines through in this book.
So, the title of the book is Girl Logic and Iliza defines GL as “a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of considering every choice and its repercussions before we make a move toward what we want.” The book is a compilation of essays that highlight parts of her life and she shares how her “girl logic” played a part.
It’s a very interesting read and it was very cool to see how she can look back on her life and her decisions and see how her “girl logic” played such an integral part of how she became who she is. I just love her and it was also nice because she is from the Dallas area so in her stories I could actually picture where she was talking about.
I will say, this book does have some foul language so if that offends you just be aware. I don’t think it takes anything away from the book. If you’ve ever heard her standup you know that she uses expletives in her speech and the book is no different. I feel like the book is a great representation of who is she and who she wants to be for her fans.
This book will make you laugh, make you to relate to Iliza on different levels but most importantly it will make you think! She makes you think about your own “girl logic” and more importantly she lets you know that it’s okay! It’s okay to use your girl brain that you were given and to never feel bad for the way your brain works. Girl power!
So if you want to feel empowered, have a few good laughs and have a few “girl logic” reflections of your own you need to get this book now! I would definitely recommend it!