Review by Mtibza eM -- There's a Rooster in My Bathroom!

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Review by Mtibza eM -- There's a Rooster in My Bathroom!

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[Following is a volunteer review of "There's a Rooster in My Bathroom!" by Trish Ostroski.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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There’s a Rooster in My Bathroom! by Trish Ostroski is a fascinating book. It is different from other books because it combines two genres, and the results are just simply good and amazing. I liked reading this book, and I am sure you would too.

In this book, the author writes about her life. In the first chapter, she starts by telling about the time she participated in the Los Angeles Marathon in 2005. She shares what this experience has taught her and made her realise. At the end of the chapter, she motivates readers with few words, and she shares this quote by Mark Twain: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

In the second chapter, she shares her memories of working in Hollywood. She was fortunate enough to produce the Red Carpet Awards in Los Angeles. The author proceeds to share her experiences, how she has met celebrities, and people she has adored for so long from afar. She also writes about her past job as a theatrical reviewer. In the rest of the book, the author shares almost everything about her life, how she has worked in several countries through an NGO assisting disadvantaged and less fortunate communities. How she has travelled to all 50 states. She talks about the relationships she formed throughout the years, people that touched her life in a big way, and learning more about others.

To be honest, when I picked this book, I didn’t know exactly what to expect. At first glance, I thought it was a children’s book. After reading its title, I got fascinated, and I kind of knew from then that this wasn’t a children’s book. While reading the book, I was surprised in a good way. It is rare to find an autobiography that is also self-motivation. It is rare to read books where the author motivates and entertains from her/his past experiences. What Trish Ostroski did here was something else.

This book was flowing seamlessly that I did not get bored. The chapters had hilarious titles. Indeed the author can make an exciting story out of a thing that you and I may consider mundane. My favourite chapter in the book is chapter 30, titled “Followership.” Here, the author got a little bit serious by going back to her youth and sharing what she had written when she was young about the opposite of leadership, which is followership. Her younger self was indeed ahead of her times because what she wrote there made perfect sense, even today. Sometimes we are so obsessed with being in leadership positions that we don’t take time to think about followership. Without followership, there is no leadership, and being a follower doesn’t mean you are a loser or something like that. You are just as special as a leader. This chapter was beautiful, although it was very short. I just wished the author could have said more about this.

What I didn’t quite like about the book is that although it is different, its results were not quite satisfying. I know I have praised the author for her ability to make a great story out of a mundane thing but, I didn’t like the motivations that she shared on every little small thing that she had to do. For example, in chapter 20, the author shared how she had found a rooster in her bathroom, and at the end of the chapter, she was now motivating people to not get “weirded” out by small things such as this one. She then talked about how she and this rooster may have become a kindred spirit. I rolled my eyes at this. Again, I don’t understand how the title of this book fits in this book. I guess the author used her marketing skills and used the title as clickbait. She succeeded because I managed to get the book.

Besides that, the book was filled with humour. Trust me when I tell you that the author shared a lot of jokes in this book. I came across one misspelled word. Besides it, I didn't come across any other kind of errors. There are no sex scenes or usage of profane and vulgar language. Because of that, I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. Readers who love jokes, true stories, and motivations should get this book. It is a nice, relaxing book with sweet stories that will surely comfort anyone who reads it.

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Thank you for this amazing review! I was so curious to find out the explanation for the name of the book! The books seems original and entertaining, so kudos tot he author.
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Oh! I noticed this as BOTD the other day! The name of the book is hilarious! But, I guess it is a bit more serious. I also thought it was a children's book. Thank you for the review!
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Thank you for explaining how this book got its title! I enjoyed your honest take on this read.
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Thanks for a well-detailed review. This book seems to be a fun read filled with humour.
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While I like that the author turns aspects of her life to lessons, I think she may have overdone it at some point, especially about what you said about the rooster in her bathroom. I thought that the title was catchy and cute, but very misleading. Thank you for the great review! I enjoyed reading it. :)
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Indeed, even I thought this would be a children's book! It's good to see your honest take on this book because it cleared some of my assumptions and I hope to read it someday. Thanks for a great review!
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At first glance I thought it was a children’s book as well! It sounds like a unique story. I enjoyed reading your review.
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Wow, such a detailed review. I feel like I have read the book already. I really want to read this book. Thanks for the info. Now I know what to expect.
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I also thought it was a children's book at first. I guess the title of the book could be different. Thanks for your honest review, I enjoy reading detailed and honest reviews.
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Ivona R wrote: 10 Apr 2021, 02:09 I also thought it was a children's book at first. I guess the title of the book could be different. Thanks for your honest review, I enjoy reading detailed and honest reviews.
Right! I am glad you enjoyed reading my review. Thank you for stopping by.
63tty wrote: 09 Apr 2021, 22:27 Wow, such a detailed review. I feel like I have read the book already. I really want to read this book. Thanks for the info. Now I know what to expect.
Thank you very much.
Marcel Cantu wrote: 09 Apr 2021, 08:04 At first glance I thought it was a children’s book as well! It sounds like a unique story. I enjoyed reading your review.
The title and cover is so misleading, I give it that! Thank you very much.
SamaylaM wrote: 09 Apr 2021, 06:47 Indeed, even I thought this would be a children's book! It's good to see your honest take on this book because it cleared some of my assumptions and I hope to read it someday. Thanks for a great review!
I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.
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smolbird wrote: 09 Apr 2021, 03:26 While I like that the author turns aspects of her life to lessons, I think she may have overdone it at some point, especially about what you said about the rooster in her bathroom. I thought that the title was catchy and cute, but very misleading. Thank you for the great review! I enjoyed reading it. :)
Yes, she has really overdone it, I agree with you. Thank you for your kind words and taking time to read and comment. Really appreciate it.
Chigo Nwagboso wrote: 09 Apr 2021, 03:04 Thanks for a well-detailed review. This book seems to be a fun read filled with humour.
Thank you very much.
MsH2k wrote: 09 Apr 2021, 01:06 Thank you for explaining how this book got its title! I enjoyed your honest take on this read.
You are welcome. :tiphat:
RayRuff wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 12:00 Oh! I noticed this as BOTD the other day! The name of the book is hilarious! But, I guess it is a bit more serious. I also thought it was a children's book. Thank you for the review!
It is also a book of the month! That is what made me to pick it.
raluca_mihaila wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 08:31 Thank you for this amazing review! I was so curious to find out the explanation for the name of the book! The books seems original and entertaining, so kudos tot he author.
It is. Thank you for leaving a comment.
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I like it when the book has humorous content. I was intrigued to have a look at the book by its title; it seems quite imaginative. Thank you for the insight. It further adds to my predisposition that I am gonna like this book despite the cliches and simplifications spotted!
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It's a shame to read that the title is intented as clickbait. I hoped it had some real significance for the story. Congratulations for a great review!
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The book's title already points to the author's rich sense of humor. I look forward to reading this title. Thanks a lot for the insightful review.
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