Nov 19, 2013
Book 17: The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo
With all that said, I liked the book and was irritated by the book. I really enjoyed the topic and I really didn't know much about Coco Chanel and her career. I was fascinated by her early life. What irriteted by was the writing style of Ms. Karbo. I always feel a tad icky when I say this, I mean who am I to criticize someones writing knowing I would be no better. But basically, I felt the author was too wordy and was trying too hard to be clever. It felt like a blog writer who was trying to sound like she was having a personal conversation with the reader over drinks. She just inserted herself too much into the story for my taste.
However, for an introduction into Chanel, it was satisfactory.