Friday, September 6, 2013

Overqualified Book Review

Rating: 4.5

Hi everyone!  Ok, so this delayed review is what happens when the night before it should be posted, you and your family decide to make a spontaneous trip to Disneyland.  Therefore, once you and family have returned, you have completely forgotten about the review until NOW!

I thought this was a great book.  I thought it was very funny, yet poignant in how it's the people in our lives that matter and not what is going on around us.  Well yes, what's happening in the world is important, but the cars we drive, the houses we live in, the clothes we wear, all the technology we HAVE to have are pointless.  when Joey loses his brother, his writing expresses what many of us may think and feel, but have never expressed.  He has a provocative way of writing that makes you wonder if this guy is serious or sarcastic or both.  I kept asking myself, "Wait, is he trying to be funny or is he really thinking this?"  Maybe both.

Who is Joey Comeau?

Check him and some of his other writings out here: A Softer World

I will be back with breakdowns of my favorite chapters. 


  1. I love spontaneous trips! How fun!


    The book is funny, but it's about more than that. It's about being honest, even when it's not appropriate. It's about the absurdity of really revealing yourself to a stranger. It's at times sad, poignant, insightful, exuberant, nostalgic--always with an undercurrent of humor.

    I could have finished it in one day easy but I kept re-reading certain sections out loud to friends. This book is a wonderful companion for long bus rides.

  2. LB-

    What is your favorite cover letter?

    Also, this would make a hilarious movie.