08 May 2014

Review: Is It Just Me? Confessions of an Over-Sharer by Chrissie Swan

I fell in love with Chrissie Swan while watching my first series of Big Brother way back in 2003. She always made me laugh and I dearly wished to know her and be lucky enough to call her a friend. I expect this will be the same for many Australians.

Chrissie Swan is funny, instantly likeable and a down to earth career woman, frequently making self deprecating jokes and awesome references to the 1980s.^

When I learned Chrissie Swan was releasing a book, I instantly added it to my TBR pile. I hadn't read any of her weekly columns in Sunday Life and quickly learned that Is It Just Me? Confessions of an Over-Sharer comprises all of her Sunday Life columns.

As such, Is It Just Me? is a grouping of self-contained chapters set a week apart in Chrissie's life; each tackling different topics. Chrissie brings her usual humour and talent for getting to the crux of an issue to her writing in an engaging and readable style.

Not only is Chrissie Swan a successful career woman, Mum, radio announcer and columnist, she's now a published author too. She's an inspiration to me and I highly recommend Is It Just Me? Confessions of an Over-Sharer to other readers. I think you'll find it light, funny and insightful at the same time.


My rating = *****

Carpe Librum!

^ My favourite quote from Chrissie happened on air during the 3PM Pick-Up show and I forget the context now but in relation to either having a good time or a fun gathering, (something like that) she said: let's / we can "rip out the Ratcat" which had me in stitches. Few people will remember the Australian band Ratcat, but her references (this one and countless others) make me extremely nostalgic.

Would you like to comment?

  1. I enjoyed Chrissies column in the paper and was a little disappointed this was simply a collection of those.

  2. Hopefully the confidence and success of her first book will encourage her to write/publish something in the future, fingers crossed!


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