[BOOK REVIEW: This Is Awkward by Sammy Rhodes]

[BOOK REVIEW: This Is Awkward by Sammy Rhodes]

Perhaps it is a good thing (or, maybe not) that I have never heard of Sammy Rhodes and his @prodigalsam twitter troubles before reading his book “This Is Awkward.” I think it was a good thing.

Last week, I started and finished reading his book.


  • Honest. Because the whole idea behind the book is to show “How Life’s Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection,” Sammy doesn’t hide behind a veil when it comes to rough points of his life.
  • Funny. While his twitter adventure was a disaster, he is actually funny (even if in a slightly self-deprecating manner at times). I laughed out loud when he described his wedding – his wife really does love him if she actually got married to that “offspring of a hot dog and a raccoon” 😀
  • Deep. I have highlighted quite a few quotes. While he doesn’t get deep into theology, he says things that are somewhat so obvious that we forget about them altogether.
  • Easy to read. His main writing experience is writing for his blog and it shows. Like I said, I got through the book quite quickly (and my reading time is limited to 22-minute-long metro rides to and from work.)
  • There’s a lot for introverts. Even a guide to survival at a party 🙂

Bottomline: I enjoyed it. Granted, I would take away some of the details he’d share in the beginning of each part, but some of those were good too.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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