Timeless A-Peel wrote:I'm a bit confused to be honest--the review sounds very positive to me. The reviewer's point seems to be that she hasn't written one of those doom and gloom memoirs where the author goes on about all the terrible things that happened to him, and how terrible it was to live through it all--the kind, the author says, that publishers love. Instead, Joanna took the "things happen, you deal with them, move on, keep smiling" approach, and in the last line of the review, the writer seems to think it's a refreshing take. He/she doesn't want Joanna to moan about everything that's happened--they like it better that she didn't. Maybe it's just me, but I think the reviewer is meaning it as a positive review.
You summed that up pretty well I think. I do understand Britta's confusion over this though. When I read the first sentence I feared that it was the introduction to another snobby ''haven't we read this a 1000 times before already'' kind of review, but it didn't. Not sure about the title 'Life the Joanna way is so simple' though. Personally, I would have left out the word 'so'. Jo proved that she's the absolute queen of relativizing her successes but the title almost sounds as if life just presented itself to her this way.