Adam Rippon has many accolades to hang his hat on: From being the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics, to winning season 26 of Dancing with the Stars, the decorated figure skater and self-professed “America’s Sweetheart” would seem to have it all. But this wasn’t always the case. Rippon's memoir, Beautiful on the Outside, traces his humble beginnings in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the long, arduous road from struggling (and starving) athlete to being voted one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people. Rippon's sense of humor has served him well throughout, something on full display in this entertaining, and inspiring read.
And he has some rousing recommendations for you...
Do You Mind If I Cancel? by Gary Janetti
If you want to laugh out loud in public, I highly suggest you get this book. Like Gary does on Instagram, he had me dead on the floor. It left me wanting to go on a cruise and wishing Gary will write 10,000 more books.
My Drunk Kitchen Holidays! by Hannah Hart
Hannah is funny as heck and the recipes are so fun to do at home. I’m definitely NO chef but I felt confident enough to try. Hannah, please come over to my house and help me do these correctly.
The book seems crazy and insane. There are multiple times throughout the read where I needed to remind myself what I was reading wasn’t fiction. Brilliant.
Ross is one of the funniest and quickest people you’ll ever meet. He shares tons of stories that you hear him tell when you’re all sitting around with friends and FINALLY the world gets to hear them too.
I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By by Hoda Kotb
This is just a nice book to have when you need a moment to be inspired. Leave it to Hoda to put something together that is something that will always leave you smiling.
Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito
Cameron talks about her struggles and triumphs all perfectly wrapped and woven in her famous humor. I laughed. I cried. I reread full chapters because I did both and wanted to do it again.
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