Life Would Suck Without You: A Girlfriend Memoir by Jennifer Preuss


There are all types of friends. Rich friends. Poor friends. Fair weather friends—and then there are Best Friends—your BFF’s. Meet Jennifer, a wannabe soap opera star, new to LA and waiting tables in Century City. She makes three new friends, and they turn out to be inseparable.

Together they go from one hilarious adventure to another; crashing concerts and movie star bars, lingerie shopping, and laughing about men’s shortcomings, all revealed through the razor-sharp, self-deprecating humor of the author. Life is good, even laugh-out-loud funny, and Jen discovers the real meaning of friendship. But when life throws them a cruel curve ball, which rocks them to their very core . . . is friendship enough?


Life Would Suck Without You: A Girlfriend Memoir  is Jennifer Preuss' debut novel. As a debut, it hit the mark in most areas, but had one thing lacking.

First the good things--- Preuss' sense of humor is great. I laughed and was able to follow along with her stories with a smile on my face and a real sense of who she is. I felt like I really got a sense of who she was, as well as who some of her friends were. I really could feel the love and closeness between Preuss, Nikki, Panooch and Cecilia. While my lifestyle seems to be much more reserved than Preuss', I was able to relate to the life issues she faced not only as a married mom, but also a married mom who wants a social life along with her friends. For that Preuss made this book very relatable to women in their 20s and 30s.

I did have one issue with the book though. In my opinion, you could tell that this was Preuss' debut as the writing was choppy and at times the chapters were hard to follow and process. This could just be her style, but I found that it took away from the overall theme of the story. Maybe it was just my preference.....

So, I would say that if you don't mind the style of writing, then this would be a great read as the content is very entertaining and relatable!

I received a free copy of this book from Kate Tilton Book Blogger's program and the author Jennifer Preuss in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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