Most accomplished notables wait until they’ve passed a few milestones in their careers before they write their autobiography. So it comes as a surprise that Olivia Munn, barely in her Freshman year of the limelight, has already penned her first book titled Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek.
Males ages 14-35 automatically recognize Olivia Munn as the co-host of G4’s Attack of the Show, a cover model, and a recurring Comic-Con attendee. While having performed live comedy on AOTS, only recently has Olivia branched out into professional acting both on the small and big screen.
And now as the newly accredited Senior Asian Correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and an upcoming role on NBC’s Perfect Couples, the world will soon know who is Olivia Munn. Portraying herself as part beauty, part geek, Suck It, Wonder Woman is Olivia Munn’s coming out party that says, “Love me, hate me, here I am -- deal with it.”
First of all, buying this book is a bit of a gamble. Most fans that know Olivia Munn will automatically buy the book out of loyalty and admiration. For everyone else, the book is a 271-page sarcastic, funny, and at times, personal look into Olivia’s life and how she coped with her childhood, Hollywood stardom, and all the douchebags in between.
Reading the book is relatively easy and relaxing. Filled with lots of personal photos, fan art pictures, and numbered lists of do’s and don’ts, the book reads more like one of Olivia’s blog entries or an article in Esquire magazine. Every word choice and pop culture reference harkens back to Munn’s own comedic style that can’t be easily imitated. Culturally apt, sexually suggestive, childish, and witty, it can sometimes be a hit or a total miss with audiences.
Case in point, a chapter about a random true story: “I had this boyfriend once and after we had sex one night we were lying in bed watching TV and cuddling. Suddenly he turned to me and confessed he wanted to tell me something about himself […]. And then he said it. ‘Sometimes I fantasize about sucking a dick.’ My eyes became as big as saucers. […] Me: ‘Do you want to suck a dick?’ Him: ‘…. … I don’t know.’ There was a long silence. Then I asked, ‘Do you want me to find you a guy so you can suck his dick?’ Then he said, ‘No. But, thank you.’ We broke up the next day. He was a nice guy. I hope he finally got to suck a dick.”
A bit over the top? Maybe. But then there are those chapters that lend credibility to Munn’s geek cred and witty comedic style. For example, how funny would it be if Princess Leia tweeted her entire escape from the Death Star with Luke Skywalker (@WompRatKilla), Han (@Flyingsolo), & Chewbacca (@walkingcarpet) in tow? Or how about the chapter where Olivia details her campaign promises if she ran for president? No one would skip jury duty if the current judicial system was nixed in favor of mixed martial arts matches between opposing parties. And because America is a polyglot nation, perhaps it would be better to make texting the national language -- take that English language.
Hilarious? You the reader decide. Funny is in the eye of the beholder. But at the book’s core are the personal moments that have impacted Olivia Munn and molded her into the genuine article she is. At the start, readers get a glimpse about the insecure girl dressed in Disney character clothing that found it very difficult to make friends in junior high school. But even before adolescence, Olivia was desperate to make friends to the point she bribed her kindergarten classmates so she could play house with them. And it only gets worse from there.
Call them learning experiences, the book is littered with many instances of Munn’s encounters with douchebags as she tries to get her foot into Hollywood. Whether it’s the agent that intentionally misleads her into house sitting, the time she was propositioned by Evander Holyfield to bear his ninth child, or when she met the A-List director that pleasured himself in front of her, Olivia has seen it all.
Considering her struggle to make friends growing up, it comes as no surprise why Olivia Munn remains utterly devoted to her fan base. The love she shows her fans knows no bounds and will set her apart from today’s Hollywood talent, which makes her all the more appealing. By the book’s end, readers can appreciate the hardships that Olivia had to overcome to get to where she currently is professionally, as this year’s unlikely breakout star. Perhaps it’s a bit presumptuous to assume Munn will have instant success. But in the phrase of one famous comedian that has already given his blessing, she “ain’t going nowheres.”
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