Sunday, February 23, 2014

Call Me Clumsy by Matthew Weinrich

So begins the “odyssey of awkwardness” that is Call Me Clumsy, the my-life-so-far memoir of Matthew Weinrich. Through utterly humbling experiences that span the decades of his life, Weinrich provides anecdotes that are equally cringe-inducing and laugh-out-loud funny. From his experience as a consummate slacker to his marriage proposal gone horribly awry to an unfortunate run-in with the fine men and women of the TSA, Weinrich brings you along as he strolls down memory lane, for better or for worse.

Matthew Weinrich has taken the time to jot down several of his most memorable embarrassing life moments.  
While the first story was laugh-out-loud funny, the rest just made me feel sorry for Weinrich.  The man has a tender heart and means well, but he sure gets into some predicaments.  Most of the stories I found mortifying and horrifying and can't imagine having to live through them myself.
Each story is told with a decent amount of whimsy and humor and it's obvious to the reader that none of these events have severely scarred the author.  I'm personally hoping that writing this book has been a sort of therapy for him.  Perhaps this was a good way to throw it all out there for once and for all.
In my opinion, this would be such a great teenager read.  We all go through embarrassing situations in life, and perhaps by seeing what another person lived through and how they dealt with it, it might help someone else.
On a personal note:  Mr. Weinrich, no woman in her right mind would fault you for burning the chocolate.  Thank you for your attempt!

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  Shawn

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