"There is so much going on in this book. One minute I'm laughing; the next minute I'm crying and then I'm steaming mad at some *@!#$ I don't even know. When's the follow-up coming out?!" - T. Caraway, Age 22, Chicago, IL
@ "Kilgore really makes me want to think twice about quitting my job at the record store and heading to LA like I have always dreamed, yet she makes it seem like so much fun! And I can’t date her cuz she’ll write about all the stupid things I do." - J. Garner, Age 25, Tokepa, KS
@ "Just tell me now, is there anything in your book that would make me have to apologize to anyone or pick and move in the middle of the night?" - P. Buenger, Pasadena, Texas (Robin's Mother)
@ "You used cuss words in your book?! Well, that's not very cultured...There went your shot on Oprah!" - M. Nowak, Pasadena, TX (Robin's Grandmother)
@ Emotional. Raw. Thought provoking. Buy this book and put it by the toilet or in your... More > overnight bag. It’s a guilty pleasure.< Less
"Good Read" Having dated Robin she rarely holds anything back, and her book is no exception. How often do you find a person that is willing to "open the closet?" Well not very often. She is a gifted writer and is not above laughing at herself. Read this book, it will teach you to take a look at yourself before passing judgement onto others. Good job Robin! Mr. Snips
"An Addictive, Distinctive Book!!! :-) " I had a most inspiring opportunity to meet Robin in person at the LA Times Book Festival! Not only did Robin provide nuts-and-bolts advice as well as overall confidence in publishing through Lulu, but little did I know that the Bathrobe-Blogger book she handed me was so … so… addictive! I wrote in an email below: “I started to feel that we ‘southpaws’ have quite a bit in common, and it feels so good to have some common values with someone like yourself. Like the whole deal of waking up 4am in the morning, opening your eyes to count money or do art, whether cosmetology or geeky science art. Doesn't matter. It's addictive. It sounds like you had a little quarter-life crisis job shift like myself. And I admire your fierce independence. I want a "stay single" shirt myself. Your book really started with an urban wildfire. That was a great hook. Your writing flows and it does have distinct, solid personality. Superb word... More > choice. The way how you use words is just incredibly solid and many times visual and emotional. When you are writing, they are internally probing and they have meaning. Honest meaning. I told my dad about your work and the summary of ‘warming your heart and kicking your xss’ hit the bullseye. I'll tell you one more thing and you may not like it. I think your no-bullshxt style of concise functional language could easily classify you as "scientist." If you were trained in scientific writing and standard conventions and methodology, I think you would do very well in it. But hey, I'd say to stick to your art, for sure. I guess that's why I like your writing, it has a scientific pinge to it, but for everyday quasi-random LA experiences.” Thanks to the inspiration of Robin, Kenia Caze, and Lulu, I finally published my Question Reality manuscript on Lulu.com! Best wishes to Robin!< Less
"Robin Amber's book" She did it! Robin Amber published her book! The style is honest and she is true to herself, because what you see with Robin Amber, is what you get. I always knew she had a flair for words and would someday share them with the world. Yes - she made me laugh and cry - and held back nothing. Especially the x-rated stuff her grandparents read! Robin Amber's writing is remarkable. And I found it extraordinary when I read the epilogue about Charles Kitowski,III, her college sweetheart. He was killed in Afghanistan last summer and when she called, it was a conversation that changed our lives forever. After an overwhelming week and military funeral we began to heal. Later I found pictures in a bookshelf of my husband, Leon, Charles and Robin Amber. The year was 2000 and we were celebrating my 50th birthday. We were drinking champange and smiling. Her words were deeply personal about Charles and I am grateful she shared them with us. As for Charles, I still... More > feel like I lost one of my own. Thank you, Robin Amber, for writing your book. What a journey! P. Buenger PS: Weren't you just a little bit scared about what she might have written about YOU? :) FIVE STAR RATING!< Less
"LOL!" You have never read a book that will make you LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!!! until you've read this book... i am now buying my third copy... i keep giving them away!!!! freekin' hilarious!!!!!!! and yet so deep!!!! i feel you girl!!!!!!!!
"This is SOOO Necesasry!" So...I finally got my book. Not that the shipping took long, but the fact that my apartment office personnel found it completely acceptable to watch me get out of my car, all excited with my little UPS delivery sticker, walk up to the door as we pass each other...then turn back at me to say, "oh, sorry. We actually just closed," giggled as she confirmed the next plan with her friend on the phone, jumped in her yuppie sedan, and left. I dont even think I had a chance to respond. Grr..moving on. I have it now. Hilarious. A couple of my fave: The Purse Dog: OMG Im with you! Dogs where food is handled? Disgusting. And the fact that the people who own these dogs obviously do not find it disgusting worries me. Dogs in retail? If I have a dog at home, its my choice to have dog hair on my belongings. I shoulndnt be forced to buy it with dog hair already cuz a bratty young twenety-something cannot enjoy a day of solitude browsing ALONE. Kids:... More > EVERYONE around me is having kids! I have voiced very clearly that I do not intend to reproduce for a multitude of reasons. What annoys me is the fact that even though I am very comfortable with my choice (and vocal) people still feel like "its just a phase" and every baby comment or thought of children gets directed to me. "Monica...you're next." Anyways, I doubt you probably need another critique, but the fact that you are so aware of your surroundings and how people interact constantly makes me think "I was just talking to so-and-so about that yesterday! Its not just me!" My gift to you...just for entertaining me while a waited a miserable hour and a half at the dentist today (the actual procedure ended up only being 20 mminutes) A whole other blog. I have a girlfriend getting married in a few weeks. I recommeneded she get this book for her bridesmaids. Fun chick enlightenment with a dash of sas. Dont tell anyone I just said that! I will be ready for the 2007 edition on Monday. Get typing. ~Monica~< Less
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