So I read another book and I thought I’d add to my every-growing eclectic list of book reviews which has so far included The Testaments, Midnight Sun, and Hamilton and Pegg: A Revolutionary Friendship. Today, I’m adding my review of Ross Matthews’ Name Drop: The Really Good Celebrity Stories I Usually Only Tell at Happy Hour.
What drew me to this book is that I’m a fan of Ross Matthews. While I didn’t watch him on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, I love his on appearances on The View and other TV shows. Not to mention he’s great as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
His infectious personality makes you feel like you know Ross and this book makes you even more endeared to the US Celebrity Big Brother alum.
The book is a collection of stories about Ross’ run-ins with celebrities. As he puts it these are the stories he would tell you at happy hour if you bought him a drink. Now, like me you may not have that opportunity (though I wish I could), but with this book we get to enjoy his stories nonetheless.
Name drop is a light and fun read- which is something we desperately need now. The stories are short, engaging, and over all hard to put down. It’s the kind of book you find yourself telling the stories from to your friends while trying not to tell them too much- you want them to read the book too. It’s the kind of frothy escapism that lets you detox from the news cycle.
Which celebrity’s stories are shared in Ross Matthews’ Name Drop Book?
There are stories about anyone and everyone in Hollywood from Lady Gaga, Rosie O’Donnell, The Kardashian’s to Brandi Granville, Betty White, and Elizabeth Taylor to name a few. While this is a bit of tell-all, it is all done lovingly. No celebs were harmed in the making of this book. Even when someone isn’t portrayed in the best light, Ross always gives them the benefit of the doubt so he is kind to them in the end.
Have you ever thought about who you would invite to your ultimate celebrity dinner party? Ross has and he explains his choices. His detailed account makes you think about who you would invite your ultimate dinner party.
Speaking of dinner, each chapter even comes with a recipe or “Rossipe” as he calls them, which ties into the story or celebrity he’s taking about. Oh and there are cocktail recipes too. While the recipes may not be Martha Stewart worthy, you’ll get some good tips and they are delightful to read.
Overall, if you love pop culture, celebrities, and fun you’ll love this book. It’s a perfect escape into light and frothy fun and in 2020 we need that more than ever.
Have you read Ross Matthews’ Name Drop? If so what did you think ? Do you have any other book recommendations to share with us? Let us know in the comments below.