Me: Birkin, can I take you home with me?

Birkin Bag: Never in your wildest dreams!

 

michael tonello's bringing home the birkin

 

Admit it, not all of us will ever own an Hermés Birkin Bag, much less seen it in real life. Personally, from where I live, I’ve only seen two. Yes, two only…and God knows I long to see lots of them, just to gasp at the sight of it, enjoying every thrill of the rush whenever you see these bags in every arms of glamorous women that carries it. Dayum!

 

bringing home the birkin book review contents

 

They said, dreaming is free, and in dreams you can imagine and do whatever you want. But for now, I’ll settle with the book. It’s not just a book, it’s a memoir, an adventure, an experience, a humor and it’s life itself at its most daring part.

 

bringing home the birkin book

 

The book is basically about the adventures of finding, buying, and selling the most coveted yet the most elusive bag in the whole wide universe, the Hermes Birkin Bag. Well, what can I say? I freakin’ love the book! The author, Michael Tonello is brilliant!. He’s kinda like the gay friend you’ve always wanted to have. Fun, fashionable, smart and loyal, think Nolan Ross of Revenge.

 

bringing home the birkin by michael tonello

 

The book is really good, addicting, riveting and just hard to put down. Also easy to read and well-written. It’s very funny and very witty, and most of all, it’s based in real life. It’s also quite a bit sad in the end, but you know, all’s well that ends well. It’s nice to read about the lifestyle of the rich and famous and it’s also nice to read about different places, travels and cultures, but most of all, it’s definitely exciting to read about Hermés’ tactics in selling the Birkin Bag. Oh if only I can have one (in my dreams…)

 

bringing home the birkin book review

 

The book is available at amazon.com

 

Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag