So how did I end up with Bream Gives Me Hiccups? Well, the answer is simple . . .
After finishing I can confirm collections still don’t really work for me and I struggle with what rating to give, so please take these 3 Stars with a grain of salt. The good news is I found the good stuff to be beyond good. But the bad? Some of them were pretty awful and could have been left on the editing room floor. It also didn’t help matters to come right out of the gate with hands-down the best story in the entire book. Let me tell you every other story pales in comparison to “Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year Old.” Here’s how I looked while attempting to dodge the feelings that one gave me . . .
Other 5 Star stories that deserve an honorable mention, if you will, include “My Mother Explains the Ballet to Me,” “My Roommate Stole My Ramen: Letters from a Frustrated Freshman,” “My Prescription Information Pamphlets as Written by My Father,” and “Marv Albert is my Therapist” . . .
The great news is, Jesse Eisenberg can indeed write. He delivers the poignant as well as the funny (sometimes simultaneously) and he always remembers Rule #2 . . .
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.