"Is It Just Me? Or is it nuts out there?" by Whoopi Goldberg

We've all been there. You're at a movie theatre and someone talking loudly on their cell phone is ruining the movie. You've just been cut off in traffic by someone who didn't say thank you because they were too busy texting. You're at your child's soccer game and a parent is bullying their child, the coach and the ref. And you find yourself wondering "whatever happened to manners?" Whoopi Goldberg is right there with you.

In Is It Just Me?: Or Is It Nuts Out There? Whoopi calls out all those people who are ruining our days. She takes on drunk drivers, texting drivers, bad parents, bullies and many others and lets them know exactly what she thinks of them. If you've ever wondered what happened to a little bit of courtesy, you'll find yourself agreeing with Whoopi at every turn of the page.

If you are a fan of Whoopi's from The View, then you will really enjoy this book. In fact, you'll have heard a lot of this before, though now she has the space to expand her thoughts. But if you're looking for the loud-mouthed, no holds barred Whoopi to have you laughing the whole way through, you won't find her here. The book definitely has it's points and is an excellent commentary on today's "me" society, but it is not as funny as I thought it would be.

The book is a quick and easy read. Chances are you are reading the book because you agree with Whoopi's views and because of that you will find the book enjoyable. There are definitely some great ideas in there on how to handle people who are making you mad, and I look forward to trying them. But unless you are a die-hard Whoopi Goldberg fan, I recommend waiting until this one is in paperback.


  1. Can you share one of those ideas? :)

  2. Sounds like my cup of tea. :)

    I love celeb autobiographies, and though this one isn't an autobiography, I bet I'd enjoy reading what she has to say. I do like her on the View.

  3. Sounds like my kind of book! Have you read Whoopi's first book called...uh, Book? :D It's supposed to be a hilarious memoir.

  4. Tammy - if you're talking to someone and you notice they're not really listening say "great, then I'll just send the bill to you."

    Teacher/Learner - I'd much rather prefer a memoir written by her, I think she's funny, but this book didn't completely feel like her voice.


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