I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Eddie Owens!
When I first began this book, I didn't know what to expect. Having read Owens' previous book, this one came almost as a shocker, in a good way. It was crass, unfiltered, bold, original, and refreshing. Oh and bloody hilarious.
Fat Jimmy is an aspiring star who hasn't been recognized on the comedic scene like he'd want to. He's a frequent drinker, smoker, ladies man, and well as the name suggests, overweight. His jokes are offensive yet funny. His fictional "biographical"-like novel (and I use biographical very loosely here) is unlike anything I've ever read before. In what universe would that kind of main character be interesting, right? Well Owens has succeeded with flying colours. I was captivated my Fat Jimmy's story, and kept wondering where his career (or lack thereof) would take him.
I agree wholeheartedly with the ending of the book, and think the other alternative would've just felt off and wrong.
This story is uplifting and really pushes you to work to achieve your dreams; to denounce the wrong in the world. This story also demonstrates that being a people pleaser isn't always the best thing. You need to stand up for what you believe in and always be yourself.