Boob Job by Natalee Woods

Boob Job

Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter details Natalee Woods's experience working in the lingerie department of a well-known department store, fitting women for bras for over a decade. Woven into the humor are subtle and profound insights into larger issues, such as the relationship between women and their bodies, evolving ideas about women’s breasts and their sexual, social, and cultural implications, and how women negotiate all th...


Details Boob Job

TitleBoob Job
Author
Release DateJul 24th, 2018
PublisherAmberjack Publishing
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography Memoir, Did Not Finish
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Reviews Boob Job

  • Valerity (Val)
    2018-07-25
    I really didn’t know what to expect with this book. I’d already read one lingerie book that gave me the lowdown on everything undies, so I was really hoping it wasn’t going to be too similar. Thankfully this was a world away and in such a wonderfully different manner. Natalee Woods’ book is so far from a reference type book there’s no comparison. This one made me laugh and cry multiple times over and I found it hard to put down for long...
  • Betty
    2018-04-28
    Review will be posted on July 17th.
  • Kayo
    2018-03-22
    What a sweet and fun book. This is truly a get-lost-in-a-book book! So many aspects to the book..parents, working at a job you love/hate. Not to be missed!
  • Trista Hutchison
    2018-03-13
    I could not put this book down! It had me giggling, tears in my eyes and rooting for Natalee through her adventures in the dressing rooms. It was a really easy read and definitely would be a great book to read while relaxing in the tub or on the beach with a glass of wine. Each character that Natalee met helped her in that given time and gave her advice that helped when she needed it the most.
  • Ari
    2018-05-09
    This book was funny at times but at other times it dragged on a bit. I never really wondered what a bra fitter would think before but now that I know, I appreciate good ones a bit more now. I understand that this book was about her personal life too but it seemed to slow the book a bit down. Otherwise, pretty light and fun book.
  • Nichole
    2018-06-15
    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter! As a former Victoria's Secret employee, I related to this book so much. I worked there the summer after my senior year of high school and through my first two years of college breaks. It was hands down the most fun and uncomfortable job I have ever had. The personal customer stories had me laughing and were so heartfelt that it felt as if I was back working at ...
  • amanda eve
    2018-07-20
    One star feels a little harsh, but I really disliked this book and would not recommend it, so ... one star it is. I was actually pretty excited to read this book -- I tend to like chatty, slice-of-life memoirs like this. I was curious to know what it's like to be a bra fitter; I assumed it was like any other mind-numbing retail job, but who knows. Woods writes with the purplest prose, almost to the point where I couldn't understand what was going...
  • Janet
    2018-03-17
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher- Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter details Natalee Woods's experience working in the lingerie department of a well-known department store, fitting women for bras for over a decade. Woven into the humor are subtle and profound insights into larger issues, such as the relationship between women and their bodies...
  • Nikki Chi
    2018-07-23
    Upon reading the description of the book, I was intrigued but unsure of its premise actually being interesting. Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter left me happily surprised. Although it took me a second to warm up to Natalee’s sense of humor, especially considering she calls children “dirt balls” on the very first page… I actually almost stopped reading it after that. But, I stuck with it and it was a fascinating read. I l...
  • Amanda
    2018-06-05
    Thank you to Netgalley for giving me the privilege of reading this book. I wasn’t expecting to finish it as quickly as I did, I started it and couldn’t put it down! I had never thought about the world of Bra fitting and thanks to Natalee, I have a new appreciation for them! Part I was a more lighter read and Part II sucked me and even made me tear up a bit! This book illustrates that you never know what someone else is going thru. Natalee cam...
  • Crystal Arzu
    2018-07-18
    This book was a riot!!! Natalie has a way with storytelling. Her views are honest with a hint of bluntness. What other demeanor can you have as a professional bra fitter? I often wonder what it is like being the woman in the lingerie department that has to deal with customers with various personalities. Bra shopping isn't fun, AT ALL, but you can make it a pleasant experience if you put yourself in the salesperson's shoes!!! Hopefully, people rea...
  • Ashley
    2018-07-21
    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!This was such good read. I loved Natalee's bra fitting stories. They weren't all fun and light like I anticipated, there was depth in them too. Some of them were so sad and they really hit me.There was so much that Natalee learnt from her fitting experiences and this affected her outside life as well. You can see the growth of her throughout the book.I just wish we got more of the s...
  • Cynthia
    2018-05-19
    This is a memoir that reads like a novel...I even double checked to make sure it didn't say 'a novel' on the front! It was a nice, 'cozy' read. I guess I never thought too much about such a career, but I could see how some of the stories were 'fitting' to that job... The author also tells of some things going on outside the store, in her personal life....so maybe that's why I was thinking it was somewhat like a novel? Anyway, it was interesting t...
  • Merle
    2018-05-09
    Body image is so important to women. They diet and exercise and have plastic surgery to achieve what they think is the perfect body. And then they continue to agonize over it. Natalee Woods is going through a difficult time in her life. She is at the cusp of adulthood. Her mother has died. She gets her first job, quite by accident, as a sales person in the lingerie department of a clothing store. This is the story of how she grows in maturity as ...
  • Leslie
    2018-06-06
    I received a digital ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a review.I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began reading this book. I mean, how much is there to say about being a bra fitter? Turns out this book is about so much more than that. The author mixes anecdotes about her various stints selling lingerie with more personal stories of her family life. I found it to be a quick and entertaining read.
  • Laura
    2018-04-21
    I got this title from #Netgalley in order for a honest review. If you want an entertaining, light read that will make you laugh, and weep at times, this book will do the job. Bra fitter, not someone you run into unless you're shopping for a bra, but the experiences Natalee describes will help you truly capture what this job truly entails, and it's so much more than finding the right bra!
  • Nan Williams
    2018-06-15
    This is a fictitious memoir of a college student who got a job in a department store fitting bras. IMHO it’s very silly and insensitive, but I’m sure it will appeal to some readers.There’s just nothing much to say about it. It’s light fare and moves quickly.Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book.
  • Nancy Mijangos
    2018-07-07
    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Interesting memoir from a bra-fitter/writer. The book was heartbreakingly sad and hilarious. I loved the all of the shoppers and constantly rooted for Natalee.
  • Literary Soirée
    2018-07-09
    I have never read a book by a bra-fitter before, and Boob Job definitely surprised me ... not only with its unique subject matter, but also its bust-a-gut wit and literary style. 5/5Grateful to NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing for the ARC. Opinions are mine.#BoobJob #NetGalley
  • Michael
    2018-07-30
    I received and ARC from NetGalley and of what I read, I found this book to be grating. I thought it was going to be a fun insider's look but the character was unlikable and I felt that her accounts of life were more whiny and woe is me than anything else.
  • Gabby
    2018-04-06
    I got this title from #Netgalley in order for a honest review. I will update this review closer to the published date.
  • Ea
    2018-03-26
    Review to be published closer to publication date.
  • Ylva
    2018-06-30
    At first, I though that this book contained mostly funny anecdotes, but it was more like an autobiography with lots of self-reflection and it was also very personal and there wasn't really a focus on humor. It was okay, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if it had been more funny. There are also some feminist thoughts and reflections about women's issues as well as many detailed descriptions of women's bodies and underwear. The last point w...
  • Doris Vandruff
    2018-06-28
    Natalee swore she would not work in retail. No how, no way. Then needing money, during summer break from school, she ends up in the only job she can find, retail. Not just and retail, she's in the bra department being trained as a bra size expert. She isn't thrilled. But, working at different stores in different towns, she learns that things happen for a reason. From fitting 10 year old beauty pageant girls to women with mastectomy's to women who...
  • Jennifer
    2018-06-07
    I did not expect a book titled Boob Job to make me cry, but it did. Initially, the book was a little rough going for me. Natalee's description of her first interaction with a client made me uncomfortable. Were all of these "confessions" going to be fat shaming and gossip? But as the book unfolded, it became clear that it wasn't as much about what happened in the fitting room as what was going on in Natalee's life and what kept bringing her back t...
  • Wendy-Lynn
    2018-06-25
    Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy for my honest review. This was a lot of fun to read. I felt like I was part of Natalee's adventures. Great story.
  • Janice
    2018-06-22
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Parts of it are hilarious and parts of it (not so many) are a little sad. It is truly illuminating to see how women suffer so much from body shame or anxiety. I worked in retail in my early days and also relate to customer quirks and difficulties. Ms Woods wraps the store vignettes around her life experiences outside her job ( mother dying etc) in a satisfying manner. All in all, I recommend this book as an easygoi...