Author: Rachel Bloom

Publication Date: November 17, 2020

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

From the charming and wickedly funny co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more.Rachel Bloom has felt abnormal and out of place her whole life. In this exploration of what she thinks makes her “different,” she’s come to realize that a lot of people also feel this way; even people who she otherwise thought were “normal.”
In a collection of laugh-out-loud funny essays, all told in the unique voice (sometimes singing voice) that made her a star; Rachel writes about everything from her love of Disney, OCD and depression, weirdness, and Spanx to the story of how she didn’t poop in the toilet until she was four years old; Rachel’s pieces are hilarious, smart, and infinitely relatable (except for the pooping thing).

Book Review

I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom discusses serious issues in a funny and relatable way.

I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are is a memoir where Rachel Bloom discusses feeling like she wasn’t normal and not fitting in. The book is a collection of funny, somewhat random stories. This book seemed very honest which is important to me when choosing a memoir. Bloom reminds me so much of her character form Crazy Ex Girlfriend. She also discusses how the show started. Bloom has OCD and many fears which she discusses throughout the book. She’s not afraid to say how she feels even if it’s not what a “normal” person would say or feel. I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are discusses not fitting in a way that is very relatable and at the same time hilarious. I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are talks about Bloom’s struggles with bullying up to accomplishing her goals and living her dreams.

I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are is a must read for fans of Rachel Bloom or for anyone looking for a funny relatable memoir.

Thank you Grand Central Publishing for I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are.

About the Author

Rachel Bloom is best known as the star and co-creator of the CW musical dramedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, for which she earned a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award for her performance as “Rebecca Bunch” as well as an Emmy Award for the show’s songwriting. As a live performer, she has sold out Radio City Music Hall and The London Palladium and recently had a residency at the Just for Laughs comedy festival. In April, she starred in the movie Trolls World Tour as “Barb.” She will be writing the music and lyrics for The Nanny on Broadway.

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