Genre: Humor

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Posted June 3, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

You know when you pick up a memoir because you REALLY like a celebrity and you’ve REALLY enjoyed some piece of their work and you’re REALLY hoping that when they talk about their lives, you can relate because of how much you’ve related to their work? (Holy run-on sentence, Batman). This was how I felt about Bossypants. I love, love, LOVE 30 Rock.  Liz Lemon’s hot mess spoke to my soul.  And I was positively terrified to read her memoir because 50% of all the memoirs I’ve read have disappointed me.  Which is fine, but the way.  Memoirs do not exist to coddle […]

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A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

Posted May 25, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

They warned me this wasn’t as good as Lamb, but I didn’t listen. A Dirty Job has the same humor as I was expecting from Christopher Moore, but the pacing was a little more awkward here, and the jokes were much more abrasive.  In this book, Charlie Asher becomes a Death Merchant quite against his own will.  Death Merchants aren’t Grim Reapers… they’re more responsible for soul transference.  When someone dies, their soul is transferred into a beloved object, and it’s the job of people like Charlie to make sure these ascending souls get into the right hands. Of course, it’s all […]

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How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman

How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman

Posted May 19, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

It’s complicated to review comic book like this because it really all comes down to someone’s sense of humor.  There’s no coherent plot, because it’s just a set of humorous strips.  Add to that the fact that Matthew Inman – aka The Oatmeal – is a web comic, then reading one of his books probably seems kind pointless, right?  Why bother with the book when at least 75% of the content is available for free online? I’ve been following The Oatmeal for a decade and his comics have always made me smile.  I’ve thought about acquiring one of his books for YEARS […]

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Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne

Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne

Posted May 6, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Frank Banning is a nine-year-old aficionado of 1940s musicals with an eccentric writer mother.  When Alice comes to stay and keep an eye on Mimi whole she writes her new book, Frank is apprehensive of this stranger in his home.  But with time, patience, and trust, the two become fast friends. While it is never expressly discussed in the book, it’s clear to me that Frank Banning is somewhere on the autism scale.  He’s a sweet child and extraordinarily smart, spouting facts at every turn and requiring reminders for certain social queues.  His mother is ill-equipped to help him survive […]

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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore

Posted March 7, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments

This book is hilarious.  It is also immensely sacrilegious.  Lamb looks at the story of Christ and acknowledges that there’s not a lot of conversation about the time between infancy and adulthood.  Have you ever noticed that nobody talks about that part of Jesus’s life? Levi-who-is-called-Biff takes the task into his own hands.  There’s swearing, a lot of sexual references, nods to other active religions from the time, and a lot of times that things surprised me into laughter. Anyway.  The thing to know about Lamb is that… if the idea of reading a humorous, crude, retelling of Jesus’s teenage-hood through the eyes […]

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