My rating: (4 / 5)
I have been a fan of Ree’s blog – Pioneer Woman – for a very long time. I found it thanks to some wonderful friends, the same ones who turned me on to Cake Wrecks and Regretsy and made me love blogs in general.
Because I have read her blog for years, I felt like I already knew most of Ree’s story, read in bits and pieces, memories and thoughts and references in her recipes and photographs on Pioneer Woman, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book nonetheless. I loved hearing about her romance with Marlboro Man in all of it’s rich detail and humiliating – at times – detail. Ree’s self-effacing sense of humor and no-nonsense attitude toward life is refreshing, and she’s very honest about her emotional struggles with her parents divorce and her thoughts on pregnancy and motherhood… nothing I wouldn’t have expected from reading her blog over the years.
If you’re a blog fan, you’ll love her book. If you’ve never seen her blog, this will make you search out that blog, to find out more about the cowboy, the cooking, the cows, and the kids, all of which make for a wonderfully colorful tapestry of real life in the country.