I'm a new fan of Stephanie and I love how her blog is funny and encourages 20-somethings to travel.
I bought her book after a few other bloggers did positive reviews on their blogs.
Despite how much I like Stephanie's blog, this is a review of the e-book so I'll stick to that.
The book is made up of improved versions of her old blog posts. I have been wary about books using blog posts but the stories in the book didn't feel like they were posts. Instead, they felt more like short short stories and were very entertaining.
Since I haven't been following her blog for too long, some of the stories were new to me (for example, the one about 3D porn--you HAVE to read that). Those new discoveries were the best stories in the book.
My only gripe about the book is that it is too short. I was able to finished the book within an evening. I understand that $2.99 is the usual price for self-publishing authors but compared to other $2.99's, "A Year Without Makeup" ended too soon.
Still, if you are a fan of Twenty-Something Travel, this is a good chance to support the writer that you like. But the thought that part of the money will go to Thought Catalog (the publisher) gives me a stomachache.
However, if you are looking for a long read about traveling, then Catherine Ryan Howard might be a better choice for the same price.