Love, Lust & Faking It by Jenny McCarthy


I’ve been a fan of all the Jenny McCarthy books I’ve read. She tells it like it is, always makes me laugh, and is self deprecating. What more could you ask for in an author? Her books are always a fun, lighthearted read.

In this book, “Love, Lust & Faking It,” she tells hilarious stories about botox, her catholic school girl upbringing, and what her boob job operation was like. She holds nothing back and is again incredibly real and down to earth.

Other stories she shares:

  • What its like to pose for Playboy and how she got in and became Miss October.
  • Finding real friends and avoiding mean girls in your childhood and how it helped her grow a thick skin for Hollywood
  • Therapy helped her realize her past relationship mistakes and she now has higher standards
  • Universal women topics like accepting ourselves, insecurities and experiencing your first real love



Jenny McCarthy’s Life Laughs

Life-LaughsI had previously read Jenny McCarthy’s book, Stirring the Pot and wanted to read another one of her books. So I chose this one called Life Laughs. And it was equally as real and funny. I’m a big fan of the way she writes. She writes like she is talking to her girlfriends.

She is so honest about universal women topics: sex, marriage, motherhood, cooking, and divorce. Yes she’s a celebrity but she doesn’t have a nanny, and she barely cooks (her ex got food poisoning when she tried to cook a meal with the slow cooker.) She shares a bunch of short stories so it makes it a super quick and easy read.

I laughed out loud twice within the first 20 pages of the book.

I think women relate to her because she doesn’t take herself too seriously and isn’t afraid to talk about subjects that other people shy away from, including lady parts and manscaping. If you’re looking for a laugh, I’d definitely recommend this book.


Stirring the Pot by Jenny McCarthy


Stirring the Pot by Jenny McCarthy is a fun, quick read. She is super open about her life and her success along with her failures.

She clearly knows how to write a book, because she is a New York Times Best Seller and has written 10 other books! This is my first book by her that I have read and I enjoyed it.

I used to watch her on Singled Out on MTV and have seen her a few times on the View.

I know she has said some controversial things in the media about vaccinations and Autism, but this book doesn’t address those topics, so don’t let that distract you from reading this one.

She is from Chicago, as am I, and Denis Richards whose book I also just read. Gotta support my Midwestern girls!

Jenny covers lots of topics like girls nights in, being divorced, being a single mom, making success happen for yourself, and reading way too many self help books.

You gotta love a girl who can laugh at herself. She’s super relatable, honest, and hilarious. My kind of girl and author.