Book Review: None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive by Carolyn Prusa

“I’m in charge of so many things every day and I still don’t feel like a grown-up.”

Carolyn Prusa, None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive

Title: None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive
Author: Carolyn Prusa
Genres: Humor, Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 336 (Hardcover)
Published: November 8th, 2022

My Rating:
Read: 8/9/2023 – 8/26/2023


I blindly picked up this book because I thought the cover was super cool and the title intriguing. If I were a parent, I think I would have related so much more to the characters and story. Not being a parent, I felt more like a spectator. 

A Category Four hurricane is the last thing Ramona needs. Between work, a philandering husband, a toddler, a mother not afraid to say what’s on her mind, a neighbor kid, a guinea pig, and the death of Prince, her plate is full. Now she gets to add evacuation to her to-do list. 

This book was fun and relatable in the sense of everything going wrong all at once, there was just a lot I couldn’t relate to on the parenting and marriage front which was a large focus of the story. I’m hesitant to say it was chaotic because that was entirely the point, however, I struggled to follow what was happening. I can see myself revisiting it at another time in my life and absolutely love it.

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • Witty writing.

What I didn’t like:

  • For me, it’s very much a book that I’d need to correlate with my current stage of life to find full enjoyment. It’s difficult to give both positives and negatives when my opinions weigh so much on personal preference.


I’m not sure if this is one I’ll keep on my shelf (though I do love the cover), but if I even have kids, I’ll keep this in mind for the rough days.

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