Book Review: The Cows

I don't remember where I was reading the stories, but there was a listing of celebrities and their favorite items of the year including books. I instantly went to Jason Segel's page, *because who doesn't like him?*, and he had this book as the one he had read in 2017. So of course, I read the description on Amazon and then picked up the book. Here is that description:

Three women. A whole world of judgement.

Tara, Cam and Stella are very different women. Yet in a society that sets the agenda, there’s something about being a woman that ties invisible bonds between us.

When one extraordinary event rockets Tara to online infamy, their three worlds collide in ways they could never imagine – and they discover that one woman’s catastrophe might just be another’s inspiration.

Through friendship and conflict, difference and likeness, they’ll learn to find their own voices.

Because sometimes it’s OK not to follow the herd.

So what is there to say about this book? You will definitely laugh when you read it. There will be times you will cry and / or feel sorry for the three main characters based on what they are going through. There will be times you will be angry with them, too. There will be times that the author makes you think of the situation all three characters are in. This book hits all the Jim Valvano points in his famous ESPY speech:

When people say to me how do you get through life or each day, it’s the same thing. To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.

So on the days I was able to read this book, I had a full day. That's the sign of a good book.

And honestly, any book that consistently used the term Walthamstow Wank Woman is a book that you need to read. That and it is the best book I have read in 2017.

Quick Review: 5 out of 5 stars.