Valerie Frankel lets loose in her new memoir, It’s Hard Not to Hate You. Whether it be the kindergartner who convinced Frankel’s daughter her father wasn’t really dead or the best-selling debut novelist Frankel once gave advice to, Frankel announces to all that it’s hard not to hate you. Despite being all about hate (and some tragic health situations), Frankel keeps it funny. My favorite moments revolved around her magazine writing. One such scene involved an unnamed major magazine that strung her along for two years on an assignment that required numerous interviews and a lot of effort before finally asking her to have it ready for them in a few weeks. Frankel declared she’d never work for them again—not even on threat of death. Who doesn’t want to make such declarations when faced with ridiculous requests? I enjoyed Frankel’s venting.
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