In a series of essays and stories, Chartoff explores her ambition, artistry and love blunders in her hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful new memoir.
Trying to crawl inside the television set to get her parents’ attention, she got blocked by all the tubes and wires. So she had to go the long way around to get herself onscreen.
From her 1950s childhood in a suburb she describes as an “abusement park”, to performing Molière on Broadway, to voicing characters on the popular “Rugrats” cartoon series, Melanie Chartoff was anxious “out of character”; preferring any imaginary world to her real one. Obsessed with exploring her talent and mastering craft, fame came as a destabilizing byproduct.
Suppressing a spiritual breakdown while co-starring on a late-night comedy show, Chartoff grew more estranged from whoever she was meant to be. But given a private audience with a guru, she finally heard her inner voice, played by ’70s soul singer Barry White, crooning, “Get out, baby!”. All the while, she’s courted by men with homing pigeons and Priuses, idealized by guys who want the girl du jour from TV to be their baby rearer or kidney donor.
Odd Woman Out is an entertaining, moving, unique, and inspirational memoir that will take readers on a thought-provoking journey while entertaining them at the same time! Odd Woman Out is written by author Melanie Chartoff and Melanie throughout Odd Woman Out will take her readers on a journey through her life, and specifically her career. The journey the reader will encounter is incredible as well as eye-opening and her story will make you feel a host of different emotions from start to finish! That is why I already recommend this lovely book, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Memoirs, combined with poignant themes are my favorite type of books to read. I adore memoirs because they give the reader insight into a person’s fascinating life and when the reader is granted this insight the reader can learn so much from their story, and many readers will be able to learn a lot from Melanie Chartoff’s story in Odd Woman Out.
Odd Woman Out is an incredible book in which Melanie Chartoff will openly share her life with us readers. Melanie is a successful woman in the entertainment industry and she describes all of the great things she accomplished but also the hardships she faced too. The reader will follow her from her childhood in the 1950’s all the way into the future and all she took part in and it makes for an incredible and fascinating tale that should not be missed!
The profoundness in Odd Woman Out is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. Melanie Chartoff effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in her readers as well as compels them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Odd Woman Out at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as absorbing; Melanie’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how she was able to do this.
Melanie Chartoff is a remarkable person for two reasons; the first is because she is honest and brave to write her story, and the second is because she is an exceptionally talented author. Melanie’s excellent writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop. The life lessons learned from Melanie in Odd Woman Out will help readers better navigate through their own life, and that is so beautiful to me because it is rare to come across a memoir that will not only entertain but also help readers.
Overall Odd Woman Out is an insightful, informative, inspiring book about a fascinating woman and that is why I of course have to award this book five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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