Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter details Natalee Woods's experience working in the lingerie department of a well-known department store, fitting women for bras for over a decade. Woven into the humor are subtle and profound insights into larger issues, such as the relationship between women and their bodies, evolving ideas about womens breasts and their sexual, social, and cultural implications, and how women negotiate all these influences and pressures as they stand before the mirror in the dressing room. Filled with plenty of awkwardness and an undeniable sense of relatability, Natalee Woods has offered a peek behind the curtain to remind us that retail workers are just as complicated as the rest of us....
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Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter Reviews
This book was a riot!!! Natalie has a way with storytelling. Her views are honest with a hint of bluntness. What other demeanor can you have as a professional bra fitter? I often wonder what it is like being the woman in the lingerie department that has to deal with customers with various personalities. Bra shopping isn't fun, AT ALL, but you can make it a pleasant experience if you put yourself in the salesperson's shoes!!! Hopefully, people reading this will have a better understanding of that ...more
I received a digital ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a review.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began reading this book. I mean, how much is there to say about being a bra fitter? Turns out this book is about so much more than that. The author mixes anecdotes about her various stints selling lingerie with more personal stories of her family life. I found it to be a quick and entertaining read.
I received and ARC from NetGalley and of what I read, I found this book to be grating. I thought it was going to be a fun insider's look but the character was unlikable and I felt that her accounts of life were more whiny and woe is me than anything else.
At first, I though that this book contained mostly funny anecdotes, but it was more like an autobiography with lots of self-reflection and it was also very personal and there wasn't really a focus on humor. It was okay, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if it had been more funny. There are also some feminist thoughts and reflections about women's issues as well as many detailed descriptions of women's bodies and underwear. The last point was probably to be expected, but it was still a lit ...more
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter!
As a former Victoria's Secret employee, I related to this book so much. I worked there the summer after my senior year of high school and through my first two years of college breaks. It was hands down the most fun and uncomfortable job I have ever had. The personal customer stories had me laughing and were so heartfelt that it felt as if I was back working at VS. Natalee's tale is full of finding your self wo ...more
Upon reading the description of the book, I was intrigued but unsure of its premise actually being interesting. Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter left me happily surprised. Although it took me a second to warm up to Natalee’s sense of humor, especially considering she calls children “dirt balls” on the very first page… I actually almost stopped reading it after that. But, I stuck with it and it was a fascinating read. I loved getting a glimpse into each customer’s story. Both th ...more
Review will be posted on July 17th.
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter details Natalee Woods's experience working in the lingerie department of a well-known department store, fitting women for bras for over a decade. Woven into the humor are subtle and profound insights into larger issues, such as the relationship between women and their bodies, evolving ideas about women’s breasts and their s ...more