Okay. I am doing this review a month late but it’s better late than never.
I read this book last month and I have ‘picked it up’ again to pore through the pages. Just because.
The book is a memoir written by Chelsea Walker Flagg, a stay at home mom of three daughters to whom the book was dedicated.
Seriously, Chelsea feels like my buddy…or I feel she’s my buddy with her casual, personal and conversational tone / stance all through. She is real, down-to-earth and honest with her feelings and failings.
It is a totally relatable and enjoyable book (one you can finish within 2 – 4 hrs), bound to keep you turning the chapters as she humorously takes you through her life’s journey – growing up, trying to find her own ‘strong’ through her ‘lawyering’ career aspiration, impulsively moving across states trying to find the perfect handouts from the universe, dating, being engaged, wedding planning and ‘eloping’, becoming a wife who could not cook, failing at gardening and sewing and finally becoming a mother who embraced her flaws and weaknesses with humor, realizing that they are the very indices that made her strong.
I couldn’t wait to read it through to the end and I was not dissapointed. Well, maybe a little bit. And that is because I would have loved to ‘see’ and read a bit of depth in the main characters and more insight into the behind-the-scene happenings, a bit of chip in the characters’ perfect armors but the author only allowed one to read what she wants us to see / read. I felt the characters could do no wrong (except for Chelsea of course..) and everything seamlessly / effortlessly snaked their way to the very predictable happy ending.
And that is about the only ‘but’ I have about I’d Rather Wear Pyjamas.
Did I even mention my love for the fun, ‘unconventional’ cover? It’s beautifully refreshing, makes me want to hop into my pjs!
Overall, this thoroughly entertaining book earns 4.5 star from me and I recommend it to anyone who loves a fun and easy read.
*Even though I got a free copy of this book from Story Cartel in exchange for my honest opinion, the opinion given here is totally unbiased*