Tag Archive: humor

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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Mar 10

Book Review: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris I think this is the strongest book David Sedaris has written. Maybe it’s because I listened to it as an audiobook (narrated/performed by the author) instead of reading it, which always helps the humor along. It’s sectioned into essays on various topics, each one about 30 minutes. …

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Mar 05

Book Review: Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness: A Memoir by Heather Havrilesky I’ve really enjoyed Havrilesky’s advice column “Ask Polly” where she gently and empathically and sympathetically tells people in the nicest possible way exactly why they are full of crap and how all of their problems are their own fault. I love her voice, and figured I would like …

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Dec 04

Book Review: When You Are Engulfed In Flames

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris I got this book as an audiobook, and believe it is Sedaris’ best collection. I’ve also read DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM, and at least another one, but I can’t remember which one. I’ve also heard quite a few of his NPR readings and …

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Jan 04

Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling I wanted to like this book more than I did, because a person whose taste I agree with gave it to me as a gift. If you know and like Mindy Kaling’s work, and you want an inside view into what sort of person she is …

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