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Reviewed by Amanda Monell for Readers' Favorite
What I’ve Learned: An Encyclopedia of Perpetual Bullshit by Christopher T. Heist is a humorous collection of life experiences, editorials, and essays on various topics. With his blatant honesty, Heist not only takes and applies a razor sharp wit to the typical memoir, but also organizes it into easy to digest segments. He tackles subjects from abortion to video games, where Heist tells it like it is, taking no prisoners and being completely unapologetic about any of it.
When I first started to read What I’ve Learned: An Encyclopedia of Perpetual Bullshit by Christopher T. Heist, I was surprised in the most pleasant way possible. This memoir is such an innovative and interactive text, which with masterful wordsmithing and strategy could possibly reinvent the genre. Instead of the author directing readers on their journeys and providing reflection, Heist surrenders his book to readers, allowing them to determine what topics appeal to them. Heist’s voice is one of the freshest and most approachable that I’ve read in a long time. It’s strong, acidic, dark, and at times comforting, much like the perfect morning coffee blend. He’s also got an older brother charm, which he uses to delightfully corrupt his readers with his knowledge. While some writers shy away from many topics, Christopher is right there, in the depths of it, offering his views on each topic with the tenacity and frankness that I’ve grown to appreciate.