Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Blog Tour: Review of Rookie Mistakes by Kelly Bandas

Author: Kelly Bandas
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (July 19, 2022)
Paperback: 288 pages

In her highly anticipated nonfiction debut, comedian Kelly Bandas uses her trademark humor to recount stories of growing up and becoming a semifunctional adult in a dysfunctional world.

Raised in a devoutly Catholic home, Kelly Bandas spent her entire childhood trying hard not to tick off “the man” or the Lord. And for the most part, she crushed it. But as she got older and began to navigate what it looked like to truly live in a world where gender roles, race, and politics weren’t always so black and white, Kelly realized that her former worldview was beginning to feel like that pair of Forever 21 jeans that used to glide effortlessly over her hips but now required a lot of stretching and acrobatic maneuvering to shimmy into place. And she’s not alone.

In Rookie Mistakes, Kelly shares stories of growing up in a church-centered, male-dominated society and how those experiences shaped and primed her for a new chapter of life. In this debut collection of essays, Kelly shares:
  • Funny, fast-paced, and uplifting stories 
  • Encouragement for women who are tired of feeling like they will never measure up—and kind of don’t want to anyway
  • Inspiration to find your voice, your power, and your people
Kelly shares everything from laugh-out-loud accounts of Oregon Trail-themed first kisses to heartfelt insights gleaned from navigating life as a Christian feminist doing her best not to screw up being a parent of a child with a disability, in a trans-racial family.

Rookie Mistakes is the call-to-action millennial women everywhere have been waiting for.

My thoughts:

I'm not sure that I am the target audience for this book.  I read a few of the essays and they were fine.  I am not a millennial (Gen-X here), so maybe that is why I didn't connect with the stories.  I'm also not Catholic, so those essays didn't mean much to me.  Having said that, I do think that for the right audience, this book will be a hit.  I encourage you to check it out.  

About Kelly Bandas

Kelly Bandas is a writer and comedian best known for her popular Instagram and TikTok videos satirizing everything from millennial motherhood to social media culture. Her work can be found literally anywhere you have an internet signal (if your internet isn’t working, try turning off the wifi and then turning it back on again . . . or honestly, it could be your router.) Whether she’s hosting her not-at-all dorky Outlander support group or speaking up about things that really matter, Kelly’s mission is to always empower and lift up other women through community, inclusivity, and laughter.

Sunday, July 17th: @nurse_bookie
Monday, July 18th: @the.caffeinated.reader
Tuesday, July 19th: @megsbookclub
Wednesday, July 20th: @msanniecathryn
Thursday, July 21st: @amysbooknook8
Monday, July 25th: @shobizreads
Wednesday, July 27th: @girlsinbooks
Thursday, July 28th: @books_with_bethany
Friday, July 29th: @that.bookmom
Tuesday, August 10th: @booksandcoffeemx
TBD: Friday, July 22nd: @mommaleighellensbooknook
TBD: Sunday, July 24th:

Saturday, July 16th: @just_another_mother_with_books
Tuesday, July 19th: Cats in the Cradle Blog
Friday, July 22nd: @jenniaahava
Monday, July 25th: @bookshelfmomma
Wednesday, July 27th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, July 28th: @kristens.reading.nook
Friday, July 29th:
Friday, July 29th: @beckys_bookshelves
Monday, August 1st: @lyon.brit.andthebookshelf
Tuesday, August 2nd: Write Read Life
Wednesday, August 3rd: @thecalicobooks
Thursday, August 4th: @kristinandthebooks
Friday, August 5th: @abduliacoffeebookaddict23
Friday, August 5th: The Bookish Dilettante
Saturday, August 6th: Stranded in Chaos and @sarastrand9438
Monday, August 8th: Seaside Book Nook

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