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Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite
Funny, Not Funny is a collection of short stories and personal anecdotes by Amanda LaFerriere. The author largely draws from her experience as an executive in the start-up and technology field. There are sixteen chapters that explore the minds of successful women and the different ways they navigate the male-dominated business world. With unconventional titles like Hey Bra, Mansplainia, Hi, My Name is Randy, Strategery, and Oh Snap, it breaks away from the usual books on business. Each chapter deals with different scenarios and some advice on how to deal with them to effect change in the workplace. It takes readers on a wild ride, combining humor, storytelling, and honest insights from influential women who are making waves in their respective fields.
Amanda LaFerriere’s Funny, Not Funny is a must-read for every woman and their male supporters who want to eradicate gender bias in the workplace. It explores the experiences of women who manage to break the glass ceiling, so to speak. Bold and hilarious, the author certainly has a healthy sense of humor and is highly authentic. Her unconventional tactics should empower women and inspire them to shatter gender barriers at the executive table. Also entertaining, each chapter grips you with relatable stories, making this book a guaranteed page-turner. As LaFerriere reveals her experiences and gives her advice, she will have you laughing and nodding in agreement. Ultimately, Funny, Not Funny is a humorous and empowering read that sheds light on the experiences of women in leadership positions. Highly recommended!