Tag: humor

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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Sep 17

Book Review: Them

Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson I listened to the amazing audio short “The Butterfly Effect #1” by Jon Ronson and I didn’t want the magic to end so I went to audible to see what else they had by him. This was the best on offer, since I’ve already read/listened to The Psychopath …

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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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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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