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Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781455591435
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 24th, 2020

It's hard to write as well as you speak - I've read memoirs I realized I'd rather hear - but damn does Esposito do it. Her stories start in one direction, and suddenly you turn a corner to a new dimension you hadn't expected. With the craft of an expert jokester, Esposito tells her life story in a stark yet hilarious way - the 80-block-walk defeats, the total-familial-acceptance highs. Her writing influenced and changed the way I write, and that is the highest compliment one can give. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples by Patricia Marx - Book Review

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By Patricia Marx, Roz Chast (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250225139
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Published: Celadon Books - January 14th, 2020

Perhaps the funniest and most accurate book about relationships that has ever been published. Like when Baudelaire first read Edgar Allan Poe, I was amazed to see herein sentences and thoughts that I had myself already thought—but only more succinct and hilarious. The book speaks for itself: “Honesty is not necessarily the best policy,” “If someone is very picky about how the laundry should be done, as opposed to shoving it all in the washing machine…that someone should do the laundry,” “Whoever cares the most that there are crumbs in the toaster gets the de-crumbing job,” or “Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade.” ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062970701
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Published: Morrow Gift - November 19th, 2019

By allowing us to view our own mundanity through the lens of the "other", Strange Planet shows us just how absurd our day-to-day life is. Certainly a series of narratives worth keeping on one's n a r r a t i v e  r e c e p t a c l e. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis


Parking the Moose: One American's Epic Quest to Uncover His Incredible Canadian Roots by Dave Hill - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385690041
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Published: Doubleday Canada - October 8th, 2019

Hill is a hoot as he traces his marginal Canadian heritage in a series of North of the Border jaunts. There's loads of Canadian characters, cold Canadian weather, Canadian souvenirs, Canadian heavy metal, and that tasty Canadian delicacy: poutine. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Race Me in a Lobster Suit: Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations that Followed by Kelly Mahon - Book Review9781683691044

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ISBN: 9781683691044
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Published: Quirk Books - March 26th, 2019

For many 30-somethings I know, the golden age of Craigslist provided a plethora of entertainment in addition to actual useful services. Need a couch? Concert tickets? New roommate? And hey, for a good chuckle, here's Missed Connections. Kelly Mahon took the entertainment value to a new level by placing prank ads on the site, and then chronicling her correspondence with the curious folks who answered her crazy queries. A quick and highly entertaining read, though I must admit I am especially disappointed that the title event never actually happened. ~ Reviewed by Ashley Castle


Yes, I'm Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab by Huda Fahmy - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781507209349
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Published: Adams Media - December 11th, 2018

I discovered Huda on Instagram under her handle @yesimhotinthis; a name which perfectly summarizes the humor and honesty Huda deploys to talk about being a Muslim woman in America. As instructive as it is funny, this book will make you giggle aloud (I did) with hilarious truth. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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