Everything Is Going to Be Great An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour Everything Is Going to Be Great is performer playwright comedian and author Rachel Shukert s hilarious memoir of traveling through Europe in her twenties She chronicles her youthful navigation thr

  • Title: Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour
  • Author: Rachel Shukert
  • ISBN: 9780061782350
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Everything Is Going to Be Great, is performer, playwright, comedian, and author Rachel Shukert s hilarious memoir of traveling through Europe in her twenties She chronicles her youthful navigation through the haphazard fun and debauchery of new freedoms, and the growing pains that ultimately accompany adulthood Fans of Sloane Crosley and David Sedaris are going to loveEverything Is Going to Be Great, is performer, playwright, comedian, and author Rachel Shukert s hilarious memoir of traveling through Europe in her twenties She chronicles her youthful navigation through the haphazard fun and debauchery of new freedoms, and the growing pains that ultimately accompany adulthood Fans of Sloane Crosley and David Sedaris are going to love Shulkert s story, and her sharp, smart humor.

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    1. If Eat, Pray, Love were written by David Sedaris:A. It would have been interesting.B. It would have been 108% less annoying and 127% less preachy.C. It would be Everything Is Going To Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand TourCan you be under thirty and publish the second volume of your memoirs? You can if you're the super funny Rachel Shukert. In her first book Have You Know Shame and Other Regrettable Stories, Shukert took us as far as the start of her life at NYU. In her new bo [...]

    2. I won this book off of ' First-reads and I had such high expectations when I got this book. I thought "Hmmma girl fresh out of college goes overseas on a theater tour only to find herself.ting!" Boy was I wrong.This book was a little bit of a struggle to get through. I know right away when I like a book, I'll want to keep going. Here, I had to struggle to not put down the book after the first chapter. The way that Shukert uses humor to diffuse the story that she's telling in chapters comes acros [...]

    3. If you've ever dreamed of traveling to Europe with no money or any real idea of how you are going to live, this is the book for you. If you have a young daughter who wants to do that, do not read this book, it will scare the hell out of you.Subtitled An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour, Shukert recounts her many adventures traveling around Europe, first as the member of an acting troupe with a sketchy agenda, and then on her own, courtesy of an unstamped passport which allowed her [...]

    4. As a 99-cent book on itunes goes, it was OK. I was hopeful at the beginning, which had some laugh-out-loud moments, but the irreverent writing style soon wore thin when there was little actual substance. I didn't find Rachel to be likeable or relatable - I guess because I was capable of making better decisions in my early teens than she was in her twenties. After awhile, it just got tiring. I wasn't offended by the language or humor, which I'm assuming is why a lot of people gave it low reviews. [...]

    5. Less a travel memoir and more a sex/sexual encounter memoir. I'm not a prude and I love this genre, but this book was just a little too self-indulgent for my taste. The tone is humorous and the pacing is good, but overall the book didn't do it for me. The people who love this appear (via other reviews) to love exactly what I did not.

    6. For the love of god, please keep reading this book review because you NEED to know WHY you must try to win (or BUY, or, at least READ) a copy of Everything Is Going To Be Great by Rachel Shukert.I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel Shukert at a book blogger event hosted by Harper Perennial (I just love them!) during the 2010 BookExpo America and the Book Blogger Convention week last May at the Algonquin Hotel. (I know, pretty friggin fancy, aren’t I?) I was hurting desperately due to major sho [...]

    7. Hilarious. Here's a peek. "Amsterdam can be an impossible place to navigateThe only foolproof way to get anywhere is ask a native for directions, which they are usually happy to provide. But this too poses a difficulty, because the names of Dutch streets are, to a native English speaker, completely impenetrablea street name can easily have more than twenty letters, which, I'm sure you'll agree, is completely f*cking ridiculousTherefore, the best solution is simply to pronounce the unpronounceabl [...]

    8. This is Eat Pray Love for the cynical fun-haver. No spiritual mumbo jumbo here, thank god. Just loads of cocktails, misadventures with horny foreigners, and a whole lot of laughs. Finished it in one day and not because it was a light read—because I couldn't put it down. Oh, and even more evidence that Christopher Hitchens is full of shit because this broad is high-larious!

    9. Rachel Shukert has a unique gift. It's not her talent for writing which is remarkably smart and witty, nor her skill in theater. It's her exceptional perception of herself and her ability to keenly expose both the admirable and the despicable aspects of herself. That she does so without the use of apologies and without a shred of youthful conceit gives her memoir, Everything Is Going to Be Great another leg up.Both happenstance and serendipity find Rachel living in Europe. An unstamped passport [...]

    10. Lately the publishing world has seen fit to gift us with a subgenre of memoir written by youngish American lady performers as they detail their sexual escapades and the ridiculous partners with whom they engaged in said sexcapades. I have read at least half a dozen of them (although I have yet to indulge in their converse, the ones about religious ladies who struggle to keep both faith and hymen intact as they brave the Big City) and for the most part I find them disappointing. For me the nadir [...]

    11. Since I'm studying abroad in London this summer, I have been obsessed with reading books about people traveling to Europe. When I saw this memoir on , it sounded like something I would love to read, so I picked it up. Sadly to say, I wasn't all that of a fan of Rachel's story and how her "European Grand Tour" turned out. First off, Rachel's Grand Tour of Europe only really happens in Amsterdam. She spends a couple of pages in France and some in another country, but the rest takes place in Americ [...]

    12. Full disclosure: I received this book as a First Reads winner.I was a little skeptical at first. I requested the book because, like most things, I liked the cover more than the other books on the list. I had never heard of Rachel Shukert before requesting the book, but after I received it I started seeing her name everywhere. People were raving about her and her second memoir. It is always such a pleasant surprise to find out that after being completely shallow in your reading choices you are re [...]

    13. First of all, I'm glad I didn't pay for this book - I've read through my Scribd subscription. When I've started reading this book, I thought it's not good at all. Later it got bit better, not amazing, though. Subtitle of this book is quite misleading, as most of this "grand tour" consisted of staying in Amsterdam, Zurich and Vienna, with a short break in Paris. I chose this book because of the title, wanting to read about travels. Well, unfortunately it's not really travel book. Instead, we get [...]

    14. You know that “friend” you have who’s a complete fuck-up and tells the funniest stories about the debacle that is her life? She isn’t a real friend, someone you’d trust with your spare keys, for instance, or to console you when tragedy strikes, but she’s oh so much fun to be around. Now imagine that friend went to Europe for a year and has just called to dish the dirt. That’s Rachel Shukert’s memoir in a nutshell. You’ll laugh when she reveals that the Dutch don’t believe in [...]

    15. I can't believe it took me so long to discover Rachel Shukert! She is one of the funniest and freshest new voices I've come across in a very long time. I thought "How Dare You" was fantastic, but her newest book, part memoir, part travelogue/part lambaste of everything from Santa Claus to Phil Collins was hysterical. I laughed at least once per page. I'm not talking about a chuckle to yourself kind of laugh either; I'm talking milk-out-your-nose-get-thrown-out-of-public-places belly laughter.

    16. This wasn't as bad as I thought, and I am glad I didn't give up after the first 50 pages since it got better as I went along.Other reviews have mentioned that this book is basically Rachel's tour through the men of Europe, and that is somewhat true. I didn't think it was as bad as other reviews made it sound (the threesome scene was actually a bit funny since the image is of one of the guys cavorting around in his zebra-print g-string), but I did think the title was a bit wrong. It wasn't a "Eur [...]

    17. Personally, I just wasn't into this story. I was looking for a light, fun memoir, which this definitely is, but I couldn't relate to Rachel and the choices she makes, often to the point of being frustrated and asking myself why I was still reading this book. I almost gave up after the first few chapters, but I pushed through to the end. For a "European Grand Tour" there really isn't as much travel as I was hoping for (it takes place almost entirely in Amsterdam and Vienna), and focuses more on a [...]

    18. I liked Shukert's style of writing. But I had the same (possibly unpopular) reaction to the beginning of this book that I did to "Wild." Which is that the author did so many incredibly stupid, self-destructive things that I wasn't even rooting for her. There are several overly graphic descriptions of sex acts that didn't add anything to the story.

    19. To read more reviews check out Reading Rendezvous on MISS at missomnimedia/tag/reading-renAs we embark on this journey with Rachel Shukert we are immediately intertwined into her whirlwind adventures. In Everything Is Going to Be Great by Rachel Shukert we are thrust into a world of snide and sarcastic comments, and I love it! Rachel a recent NYU graduate with a wonderful and extremely useful degree in Acting. Jewish girls everywhere listen up! Remember those calls from your mother post-grad ask [...]

    20. 1 book I read―Everything Is Going To Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour by Rachel Shukert2 words that describe the book―Sex Memoir (NOT so much a travel memoir as you might think)3 setting where the book took place or characters I met* Setting: Primarily Vienna and Amsterdam, Modern Day* Rachel Shukert is a Jewish girl from Omaha who moves to New York City to make it as an actress. She is broke and barely getting by when she finally gets her “big break”—workin [...]

    21. Reviewed on my blog: The Perpetual Page-Turner Rating: Between 2.5 stars and 3.How I got this book: Sent to me by the awesome people at Harper PerennialWhy I read this: I'm obsessed with travelogues and was so excited because it about a girl who was a recent college grad and I figured I'd be able to live vicariously through her as a recent college grad myself!This book and I had a love/hate relationship. I started this book and found myself loving it and then I hit a chunk where I wanted to flin [...]

    22. The Good Stuff * Book is written by a wonderfully funny self-deprecating and honest women * So funny at times you will snort wine out your nose -- true story (Hmm, maybe should put that under not so good stuff) * The How to Use this Book at the beginning is worth the price of the book alone * Love her relationships and conversations between Rachel and her parents and between her and her two gay roommates * Refreshingly honest, definitely the kinda person you want to hang around with* Oh come on, [...]

    23. I normally say "My take on," when I post a review, but I have to make an exception with Everything is Going to Be Great by Rachel Shukert. I'm just giving my thoughts on this one because I couldn't finish it. I usually give books 50-60 pages before deciding it's not for me. I gave it 168 to be exact, before deciding I had to stop. Here is why:Everything is Going to Be Great is about Shukert's journey in Europe after landing a role in a play. After graduating with a fancy degree from NYU, Shukert [...]

    24. Nothing is more embarrassing than reading this book while on a bus with 33 of your coworkers and laughing so hard you snort, only to be asked what you were laughing so hard about and explaining as quietly as possible that you were laughing at a description of the author performing fellatio on an older Austrian gentleman when, to her surprise, she is face to face with an uncircumcised penis.Actually, come to think of it, even more embarrassing is explaining all of this to your mother — I had th [...]

    25. In Everything Is Going To Be Great, Shukert manages to get herself into some odd situations. She eats penis-shaped hot dogs in the company of skinheads in Vienna, she buys a bike from a junkie in Amsterdam, and while inquiring about a dentist she ends up in bed with two friendly men (but against her will).This and more you can find in this funny memoir. There’s funny writing and funny situations. I personally liked reading about the things that happen to Shukert a lot, but I found her attempts [...]

    26. I have to start this review by letting you all know that I am a complete and total prude. Luke likes to tell me that if I were a super hero, my name would be Super Prude. I would have ice cold lazer beams of disapproval that I shoot from my eyes. It's shocking but true, I am prim and proper. I make responsible life decisions and like to plan in advance.Given my complete and total prudery, you might not think I'd enjoy this book, which is all about the author's experience with alcohol, men, and l [...]

    27. Some time ago, somebody caused a ruckus on the internet by asserting that, generally speaking, women aren't funny. That this actually caused a controversy of sorts is ridiculous to me. Of course women are funny. Anybody who disagrees hasn't read Julie Klam, Julie Klausner, Sarah VowellAnd they clearly haven't read Rachel Shukert.This book, following the young Shukert on various European excursions and adventures, is as funny and knowing as any book I've read this. After college, Shukert gets a j [...]

    28. My library got a whole slew of new books in the travel section - one of my favorite sections - and because I'm a frequent book borrower, I immediately noticed all the new bindings staring back at me from the shelf. I picked this one because I enjoy reading travel narratives, and since I'm on a big Europe kick lately, I thought it would be fun to read.This book is hardly what I expected, but it's not necessarily a bad thing. I thought by "grand tour", it was going to be something of a trip throug [...]

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