Maria Menounos is everywhere these days so I shouldn’t have been surprised she’s written a book. The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life by Maria Menounos is the first book from this Hollywood expert and TV personality. Her goal in writing The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life is to help every girl live her best life and she does this by sharing the tips and secrets she’s learned from experts around the world as well as Hollywood stars. She wants to help you do it all better, faster, and cheaper.
Maria includes information on how to organize your life and manage time all while ascend the ladder of success. She also shares her lazy woman’s workout and the weight-loss tips that helped her lose forty pounds and kept it off. She also offers tips on how to style yourself like a star from hair and make-up to your clothing choices. She gives advice on relationships, renovations, and recreation – really covering anything that you may encounter. She also shares photos from her personal and professional life and there are mottos and philosophies she’s adopted to help her in her journey.
Above it all, Maria wants you to do it all – live healthier and happier – and do it on a budget. But did she succeed wit this book? Sadly, not for me. The book felt like an advertisement for Maria and little else. There were so many objectionable things I’m not even sure where to start. I’m not into material things so maybe it’s a personal bias, but comments like her shoes are designer shoes from two season ago, as if that makes her frugal, is irritating. Also she makes statements like what you drive reflects on you. Uh, no. My personality and my heart reflect on me, not my car.
For someone who was supposedly was born lower middle-class and worked her way up so she gets what it’s like for everyday women, it felt like this was a “look at me I made it book” which is fine for a biography, but this isn’t. It’s a how-to book. But the how-to isn’t relatable to most women.
If you like Maria and want to see staged after staged photos of her, then you’ll probably like this book. For the rest of us, check it out at the Library first. I’ll think you’ll find you can pass on this one.