While I enjoy talk radio and short stories, I have to admit that prior to reading this Approval Junkie, I had no idea who Faith Salie was. Because of this, I had a hard time initially building a connection to her through her stories. One thing is for sure, she has had quite the life - from a failed marriage to the man she calls her 'wasband' to interviewing celebrities such as Robert Redford and attending Oxford University. As I continued to read, I realized there was a message to be heard beneath all of her stories. The collection was a reflection on why she tries so hard to please others, including herself, and how she overcame seeking approval and caring what others think about her. Something a lot of women can relate to.
While this wasn't my favourite read, if you're looking for something light-hearted with a comedic twist, this book is the one.