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Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek

Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek

Written by Olivia Munn and Mac Montandon

Narrated by Olivia Munn


Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek

Written by Olivia Munn and Mac Montandon

Narrated by Olivia Munn

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3/5 (16 ratings)
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4 hours
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Released:
Jul 6, 2010
ISBN:
9781427209832
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Description

In this hilarious collection, you'll find essays like “Thoughts About My First Agent’s Girlfriend’s Vagina”, wherein Olivia skewers what it’s like to live in Hollywood. In “Sex: What You Can Do to Help Yourself Have More of It”, she frankly gets down to the business of getting it on, including advice on how to appropriately wrap it and bag it.

In “What to Do When the Robots Invade (Yes, When!)” Olivia offers valuable information on...what to do when the robots invade! And just when you thought she couldn’t get any more geeky, she can. This audio-book also includes such handy treasures as a timeline of great moments in geek history and an unofficial FAQ section.

Suck It, Wonder Woman! brings Olivia Munn’s unique humor, incredible wit, and lightning-fast costume changes to a world that needs more scrapbooking, sea monkeys, and, for the love of God, a freakin' hoverboard!

A Macmillan Audio production.

Publisher:
Released:
Jul 6, 2010
ISBN:
9781427209832
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Olivia Munn is an actress, comedian and the author of the bestselling Suck It, Wonder Woman! The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek. She is the star of NBC's sitcom Perfect Couples (created by the hit-makers of 30 Rock, Friends and Seinfeld) and a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Rolling Stone named Olivia one of the "Best Characters on TV" in 2010, saying she's "sarcastic and fearless ... with razor-sharp self-awareness." GQ named her one of the "113 Funniest in America." Vanity Fair said, "It was damn near impossible not to be charmed by her... instantly likable.” She was anointed the "Queen of Comic-Con." The Washington Post has said that Olivia "cultivated this... with dry wit and a wink...swift and sharp with her improvised lines... Olivia was never at a loss for her place -- or for a one-liner." The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, NY Magazine and USA Today have all shown their support of her sardonic humor. Known for going above and beyond to show her appreciation to fans, who she calls “more like friends than fans," Olivia says, "They've given me this amazing opportunity and life and I am beyond grateful." Raised between Oklahoma and Tokyo, Japan, she now resides in LA.

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  • (1/5)
    I was mostly familiar with Olivia Munn from her role as Sloane Sabbith on the TV show Newsroom -- which is a phenomenal program -- and her guest appearance on this season of The New Girl. I was looking forward to learning more about her, especially since the subtitle promised stories about her apparent geekiness.

    This book, though, seems to gave been written before she took on the acting roles I mentioned above. I guess she co-hosted some geeky show on G4 for awhile? If you didn't already know that, don't bother reading this book, because it's targeted to fanboys.
    I realized I was NOT part of the intended readership when I got to the chapter giving tips on how to get laid more often (I learned I should pay attention when a girl tells me what she likes). And then a little bit later I discovered the pin-up photo printed on the reverse of the dust jacket.
    I think the rest of the book was just her trying to bolster her legitimacy as a geek. "I watched Star Wars...and then I dressed up in a gold bikini, tee hee!" "I can make jokes about a twelve-sided dice! [sic]" "I love Comic-con because my fans are so awesome!"
    Also, the editing was abysmal, and the copy editor should be forced to eat every page that contained a mistake. Without salt.
  • (1/5)
    I give up on this. I just couldn't finish it. I really like Olivia Munn, I find her funny but this book just fell totally flat. All of the essays are either very boring, listen to how wonderful I am and how I struggled stories (where she doesn't really struggle or come off as that wonderful looking) or essays that are trying too hard to be funny and come off as rediculous or stupid.
  • (4/5)
    Funny listen and gives every nerdy girl hope that there is a place for them somewhere
  • (2/5)
    I like Olivia a lot but the book was just so-so
  • (3/5)
    Actress and comedian Olivia Munn shares her thoughts on geekdom, dating, Hollywood, and the need for hoverboards. She also includes several embarrassing or touching moments from her own life in this little book.It was cute. That’s a good describer for the book. Before picking this audiobook up, I had not heard of Olivia Munn. I personally blame the rock I live under as I don’t pay much attention to day time TV. Still, as a card-carrying geek, I was surprised I had not come across this self proclaimed queen of geeks.I went into the book blank without any preconceptions about the author. I think that made the tales of her life and her essays more entertaining. The chapters are not in a chronological order, but they work well. There’s plenty of humor as Munn recounts her earliest days in Hollywood. Coming from Oklahoma, she was unaware of how crazy Hollywood can be. I especially liked the story of how she was propositioned by someone famous to be his next baby mommy.Munn includes tales from her own family and I found these to be more interesting and sometimes even poignant. As the daughter in a military family, she grew up in several different places and, therefore, she had several socially awkward stories to share as she tried again and again to fit in. The highlight of the book for me were her stories of her grandparents back in Oklahoma. They let her be herself through a tough period of her life.Other anecdotes that stayed with me included her love of pie, the silly dating advice, and the cover of Playboy magazine. I was especially surprised at how much pressure the author was put under to do some nudity for Playboy after all the contracts had been signed – that specifically said, ‘No Nudity’. But the crew doing the shoot really had a hard time understanding that. Even with contract in place, the pressure was absurd and down right rude. That doesn’t reflect well on Playboy.Sometimes the author promotes the message of positive body image, no matter what size or shape you are. I think that’s great and we need more of it. But then several times she stresses over her own image and talks about going without carbs and exercising like crazy for a week before a shoot or skit. So, in the end, it came off as a mixed message, a kind of do as I say (enjoy your body no matter what it is), not as I do (fuss over my body to the point of becoming a nervous, sick wreck).So, over all it was cute, a bit rambly. It was a brief escape into someone else’s life for a bit entertainment.The Narration: Olivia Munn did a fine job of narrating her own book. I think it would have been odd to have anyone else narrate it. Some of the jokes or comedic parts did come off a little too practiced, a little canned. But that is to be expected when you have the author, and person who lived the events, retelling them yet again. Her emotions came through best when she was talking about her grandmother.
  • (5/5)
    I am a fan of Olivia Munn and greatly enjoyed the random geekiness and honest insights into hollywood that are sprinkled throughout her book.
  • (4/5)
    I cant say I am a huge fan of Olivia Munn. That doesn't mean I don't like her, it just means I don't watch her enough or follow her to call myself a fan. Having said that, I feel this book is meant for fans. There are a lot of references to things that only a fan would know. However, I will say the book was entertaining. There were funny chapters and off the wall sections that were very enjoyable. What I liked most about this was how genuine it was. This is your average girl who wanted to be popular but wasn't, had issues dating, wanted to make it big but didn't know how, and she did all those things. It shows that normal, every day people can make it big. She shows that you need to have confidence in yourself before you seek that of others. Its a solid read and really enjoyable, but I wouldn't drop everything just to read it.