Idiot – Laura Clery
Author: Laura Clery
Publisher: Gallery Books
Page Length: 256 pages
Funny girl Laura Clery, convinced me to buy her book after coming across her videos on Facebook. Memoirs are always a risky business in my opinion for young writers, but Clery certainly has lived a lot of life and has many stories to share.
The book begins with the voice of a hyperactive narrator that sounds a little crazy. But her voice calms as her story slows and you actually start to feel the peace she has found in her sober life. Whether intentional or not, you can feel the unbalanced, off the rails energy from her youth that drove her to many scary life choices. By the end I started to relax, as life became less unhinged for her.
The book was easy to read and certainly has many ups and downs. Clery’s voice is clear as a bell throughout the entire tale and her life revealed is rather shocking. I was surprised I liked it, and happy that it made me only think more of her as an artist and person. Clery is nothing if not relatable, and funny. Always funny.
You can find the book on Amazon in multiple formats.
Synopsis: From nationally bestselling author, YouTube star, and Facebook Video sensation Laura Clery comes a collection of comedic essays that paint “an honest, complicated portrait of how your life can change” (SheKnows).
Laura Clery makes a living by sharing inappropriate comedy sketches with millions of strangers on the internet. She writes songs about her anatomy, talks trash about her one-eyed rescue pug, and sexually harasses her husband, Stephen. And it pays the bills!
Now, in her first-ever book, Laura recounts how she went from being a dangerously impulsive, broke, unemployable, suicidal, cocaine-addicted narcissist, crippled by fear and hopping from one toxic romance to the next…to a more-happy-than-not, somewhat rational, meditating, vegan yogi with good credit, a great marriage, a fantastic career, and four unfortunate-looking rescue animals. Still, above all, Laura remains an amazingly talented, adorable, and vulnerable, self-described…Idiot.
With her signature brand of offbeat, no-holds-barred humor, Idiot introduces you to a wildly original—and undeniably relatable—new voice.