I was really looking forward to this book by Melanie Benjamin because I thought it sounded like an interesting concept, but it was such a disappointment. It’s not very well written and the narrator doesn’t do a great job on the audiobook. Both the writing and the narrating are OK, just not great.
The concept is fascinating, but even I got sick of the male bashing. Don’t get me wrong, the injustices these women faced (and that women in Hollywood continue to face) make my blood boil, but the narrator insisted on emphasizing the word “men” with such disgust every single time it was written that it really got on my nerves. And when I’m the one telling you there’s too much man-bashing in your book, you know you really have a problem – because I never say that. Ever.MORE +