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
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
One star feels a little harsh, but I really disliked this book and would not recommend it, so ... one star it is.
I was actually pretty excited to read this book -- I tend to like chatty, slice-of-life memoirs like this. I was curious to know what it's like to be a bra fitter; I assumed it was like any other mind-numbing retail job, but who knows.
Woods writes with the purplest prose, almost to the point where I couldn't understand what was going on. Her writing will wander with the hopes of com ...more
Review to be published closer to publication date.
This is a fictitious memoir of a college student who got a job in a department store fitting bras. IMHO it’s very silly and insensitive, but I’m sure it will appeal to some readers.
There’s just nothing much to say about it. It’s light fare and moves quickly.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book.
Thank you to Netgalley for giving me the privilege of reading this book. I wasn’t expecting to finish it as quickly as I did, I started it and couldn’t put it down! I had never thought about the world of Bra fitting and thanks to Natalee, I have a new appreciation for them! Part I was a more lighter read and Part II sucked me and even made me tear up a bit! This book illustrates that you never know what someone else is going thru. Natalee came across many different women who were dealing with th ...more
This is a memoir that reads like a novel...I even double checked to make sure it didn't say 'a novel' on the front! It was a nice, 'cozy' read. I guess I never thought too much about such a career, but I could see how some of the stories were 'fitting' to that job... The author also tells of some things going on outside the store, in her personal life....so maybe that's why I was thinking it was somewhat like a novel? Anyway, it was interesting to read how that job works.
I received this e-galley ...more
Natalee swore she would not work in retail. No how, no way. Then needing money, during summer break from school, she ends up in the only job she can find, retail. Not just and retail, she's in the bra department being trained as a bra size expert. She isn't thrilled. But, working at different stores in different towns, she learns that things happen for a reason. From fitting 10 year old beauty pageant girls to women with mastectomy's to women who are transitioning, she hears different stories an ...more