Audio Edition. Four stars.
My new BFF Sarah Colonna is a wonderful road trip partner, and we spent 6+ wonderful hours together yesterday while driving back from my parents’ house.
Has Anyone Seen My Pants? has kind of been on my to-read list since it was released earlier this year, but it had never made it off my list and into my car until yesterday, when I realized that I did not need anything serious or long — I just wanted to make it through the 9-hour drive without losing it. (My review also should give four stars to Verizon, for having the LTE for me to download the Hoopla file while on a state highway nowhere near town.)
This was made to be. At the North Platte Starbucks (the last one until I’m practically home, making it a major stop), I had 3 hours, 21 minutes left in the drive AND 3 hours, 21 minutes left in the book. Fate!
So what’s this thing about anyway?
New York Times bestselling author of Life as I Blow It Sarah Colonna is back with a hilarious, honest look at life in her late thirties, in all its messy, pants-missing glory.
How does a gal with a successful career, great friends, and a razor-sharp wit find herself wandering pants-less through the hallways of a casino hotel in Iowa on New Year’s Eve?
Ask Sarah Colonna.
Has Anyone Seen My Pants? is a laugh-out-loud trip around America (and Mexico!) with Sarah as she braves crying in nail salons, mother-daughter road trips, Iowan casinos, and single-shaming resorts. From a fling-gone-wrong to friend breakups and a new romance, Sarah’s signature wit and sharp observations take you on a journey at once so deviously funny and surprisingly compassionate that it might just steal your heart, not to mention your pants.
I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more, and then I sped up because I needed to hug my cat and I wasn’t even to the Colorado border yet. Mischief — RIP.
As I enter my 30s, I’m finding myself more and more appreciative of books that take humorous yet honest looks at a.) online dating and b.) having a career that you love. No, I can’t work less nor do I want to. And neither does Sarah, which is great, because I’m looking forward to hearing more from her. Thanks for the support, new BFF!