I have been a fan of Brittani Louise Taylor for about 6 or 7 years (she follows me on Twitter and its the highlight of my life!). For those of you may not know who she is she is a American YouTuber and now author. She makes vlog style videos about her day to day life in Arizona with her mother and son, she also make skit videos and song parodies. I discovered her videos in high school and just fell in love. Shes funny and witty and her videos never failed to brighten some pretty dark days.
Her new memoir is about the dangers of online dating and really knowing your significant other. About 2 or 3 years ago Taylor uploaded a video to her YouTube channel entitled I’m Engaged and Pregnant (not clickbait) where we, her audience, were introduced to her future husband and baby daddy, Milosh. Fast forward about a year give or take and Milosh suddenly disappeared from her vlog content and her audience and the rest of the internet quickly began to speculate as to the reasons behind the break up (non of which actually lived up to what happened). She posted a couple of vague videos in which she stated that she was unable to talk about it and that answers would come in time. Unfortunately I cannot remember for the life of me when she announced A Sucky Love Story: Overcoming Unhappily Ever After , but now its here and wholly moly is it a roller coaster. I consumed this book a bit differently then I usually consume books as I listened to this one instead of reading it. I am not usually the biggest fan of audio books but there is something about listening to the author of a memoir (Taylor herself narrated the book) tell their story that makes in better. Taylor tried to interject as much humor into a book that is about a increasingly scary and traumatic situation. I didn’t know what to expect when I started listening, but is sure wasn’t what I got. I laughed at parts and cried at others and at others I found myself gasping in horror and shaking my head in disbelief.
Everybody needs to hear Taylor’s story mostly cause of how often it occurs and how just about every women can relate to in some form or fashion. Its a story about survival, betrayal and learning to move on. Honestly one of the best books I have read this year.