Tag: comedy

Oct 16

Book Review: Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson Humor doesn’t always work well in books, especially if the comedian is used to stand up. But Jenny Lawson works well in the written word. Her tone comes through, her humor works and instead of feeling like I was reading the depressing memoir of …

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Jul 26

Book Review: Bossypants

Bossypants by Tina Fey Frequently, books by comedians tend to be singularly un-funny and even depressing, because they’re lacking the voice and delivery of the author’s voice. Because I got this as an audiobook, and it’s read by Tina Fey herself, that sidestepped the first. It is funny. At times I laughed out loud, like …

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Oct 02

Book Review – Dead Souls

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol This novel takes place in the early nineteenth century in Russia, and will give you some insight into a time and place you’re probably not overly familiar with. I had no idea that there was a time and place in the world where you weren’t considered middle-class until you owned …

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Jul 06

Book Review- Journal of Best Practices

The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband by David Finch This is a very quick-reading memoir about a man learning to keep his Asperger’s syndrome from ruining his marriage. I’m not sure by the end that he completely succeeded, but it was …

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Nov 20

Book Review: The Nerdest way

The Nerdist Way by Chris Hardwick I can’t remember what enticed me to pick up this audiobook, except that I’m kind of a sucker for self-help books, and one that is designed to be used by “nerds” has a cute angle. I’ve never heard of Chris Hardwick, and am not familiar with any of the …

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