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Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness

Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness - Danielle Fishel Having grown up watching Boy Meets World and now spending time with my own children, watching Girl Meets World, I was immediately drawn to this book when I saw it at the library. I feel bad because I know her as Topanga and couldn't have told you for a million dollars what her real name is. I hoped this book would give me more of an insight of Danielle.

First off, if you are looking for a tell-all, this book isn't for you. The only thing the author spills on, is some really bad dates, a couple sweet relationships and herself, to a point. She skirts over her childhood, with a few stories here and there about basically a pretty normal life and the effects of falling off her Big Wheel. Not much about filming Boy Meets World, because, basically, if you are reading her book, you know she was on it and totally bypasses other adventures in her filmography.

This book pretty much is about how she's just like everyone else when she's away from the "office." Danielle is pretty klutzy and the majority of the book focuses on bloopers throughout her life. It also fills you in on just how strong her relationship is with her parents. Before calling 911 after an accident, she calls her mom, because she's always the one she thinks of first. Danielle talks about car accidents, one will have you wondering how her father stayed as sane as he did, pee accidents, which will have you chuckling, her Big Wheel disaster, which if you've ever had a Big Wheel, you will appreciate, and many more.

As a whole, this book is a fun read and fills the reader in on some moments you may have missed in Danielle's life. Piece by piece, it's a bit disjointed and I wish the author had provided a bit more insight on other jobs she had done in the entertainment industry. I hope she comes back later and provides a more complex look at her life, as a whole. I'm not looking for any shocks and awes, but I'd like to read more about things she did and the reason's behind them.

This is a quick and enjoyable read. This is a book that all ages can enjoy and mothers can wholeheartedly hand to their teen to read.