Reviews · self help

trixie and katya’s guide to the modern womanhood by trixie mattel and katya zamolodchikova

Rating: 4 out of 5.

So the last book I am reviewing for #selfhelpsunday is a self help parody book by two of my favorite drag queens! Yes, I get that this is more parody by to be very honest there were a lot of heartfelt moments in this book. If you have never heard of these two I recommend watching some of their youtube videos, just search for Trixie and Katya. If you end up appreciating their humor then this book will be right up your alley. What I love about them is that they are unapologetically themselves and they are sharing some of their fire with their reader.

The book starts off with Trixie just sharing her views on make up and there were a lot of tongue in cheek moments. She goes into makeup styles, shoes, and everything that a woman needs to be fierce. What I loved was that Trixie pretty much tells you to just find what makes you happy and rock the hell out of it. I actually found that to be so empowering. I mean, think about that! You want to be a modern woman? Tah-dah…you already are one! You want to look like a vintage librarian everyday? Well go ahead and do that! be who you are and just be happy! Trixie’s intro was really like a cuddly hug from a good friend and then we got into Katya who is the crazy aunt. I think that’s what makes this book work. You get to laugh but at the end of the day you are given some decent advice.

Overall, this was a fun book and I really enjoyed it. The pictures were fantastic, the advice was solid at times, and it was a very quick read. If you purchase the audiobook it almost feels like you are listening to one of their youtube videos. I really do feel that someone really should get to know them before getting this book. I say this mainly because they might be more of an acquired taste. But again, there were some great heartfelt moments that were really touching. This book will make you laugh, but it will also leave you feeling a little more empowered. Just be yourself and know that you are indeed already a fierce and fabulous modern woman.

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