But Chris had his chance. The whole time I was on The Bachelor, twelve long weeks, I rarely broke down on-camera. If you are a Bachelor fan you will enjoy it, too. But I had one last confessional to do. I switched to this one based on the reviews. A bit of backstory starts us off, namedropping as we go Jesse Metcalfe, Adrian Grenier, Gerard Butler , where Courtney does her very best to set herself up as an awkward underdog whose ugly duckling difficulties in her teens and early 20s are intended to endear us to her.
It was really quiet and it seemed to be just Chris and me. Anyway, this is not a review on Courtney's personality flaws, but the book she wrote highlighting her life thus far which focuses heavily on her time with Ben Flajnik, The Bachelor's 16th bachelor. All of the producers, Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, Chris Harrison, jeweler Neil Lane, and the cameramen were all watching us. It's definitely clear though that Ben is an asshole. Courtney not only dishes the dirt, but it turns out she's pretty hilarious while doing it.
I do get the sense that her feelings were genuine toward Ben and I do feel badly about how it happened. It was a lot of fun reading all the inside information about the show, but without sounding like a prude, it really did pain me to read how these people treat themselves and others. All of my relationships leading up to Ben were ultimately disappointing. There's such a double-standard the way women are treated vs how men are treated on these shows, and she really was crucified more than most any other contestant. It was a really lot of fun. She contradicts herself throughout the book, tries to convince us she was sarcastic vs mean even though she was right on many occasions but overall, she's just another sad girl looking for love.
She throws everyone under the bus, including herself. Robertson is almost too revealing thanks for letting us know how the show affected your bowel movement, Courtney. Yes, even though I read RealitySteve this book revealed a lot more. Make it a celebrity version since the bar has been raised so high for her, and holy crap. I also saw snippets of Women Tell All. I liked that she started off with her life before the Bachelor and then went into the details of her season and then after the show. This book got into great detail about the structure of the show behind the camera, and I ate it up.
We get the behind the scenes and the inside scoop, and it's a little bit trashy and a lot o' bit fun. He was like a machine. I was pleasantly surprised by this read. I cursed myself for not practicing in the mirror last night. Not gonna lie, I'm fascinated by behind-the-scenes stuff about the Bachelor.
So with all that said, Courtney—he opened the ring box— will you marry me? She dishes on life before, during, and after The Bachelor, including the tabloid frenzy that continued after the cameras stopped rolling. She claims he spent their entire relationship cutting her down? This was a super quick read. I was truly in love with him. I have to tell him how I feel. She had a weird habit of talking in the third person, starting every sentence with Cox believes … or Cox loves … I think she enjoyed shocking people with her last name and even threw her dad, Mr. Aside from a misguided understanding of universal issues, Courtney procee Well, what did I really expect from this book? That really rubbed me the wrong way. Entertaining because of her authentic humor.
Though my eyes were burning from a restless night, when the cameras swooped in at 6:00 A. My heart dropped, and in that moment I realized he was about to dump me. Courtney comes off as shallow and self-absorbed as what viewers saw on S16 of 'The Bachelor'. It was just very clear that she was confident, bordering conceited, and was in it to win it. My future husband— if he proposed today.
Yes, of course, I will! I thought about what my dad would say if he were here. I tried three solid times to make my relationship with Jesse work, but he always disappointed me. It's not going to win a Noble prize, but it was better written than I expected, and Courtney was more self deprecating and likable than I expected. But this book really made me change my mind. Cox, into many conversations for good measure. He did use the word lovely a lot, and not ironically. I watched Ben's season and I, like almost everyone else I thought she was terrible! When the book was written, he hadn't been chosen as the bachelor so she was talking about just another Bachelor Nation alum.
She - and her ghostwriter - tell a coherent story, reasonably paced, with the right amount of detail. I think Courtney wrote a great book which explained a lot about her and her relationships. Funny enough, the one thing Lindzi and I got to keep from the whole Bachelor experience was our finale dress. I read this book not expecting to like it nearly as much as I did, and dare I say even felt a bit inspired by Courtney's journey. Then Ben and I had our first private conversation as the future Mr. Instead I thought about Ben and his—cox.
But what happens in the fantasy suite doesn't always stay in the fantasy suite. Going into this, I didn't expect a well written auto-biography. None of what's written above, however, gives a pass to how Ben Flajnik treated Courtney post-Bachelor unreality. He took a moment while I composed myself. However, I don't feel she has redeemed herself in this book.