book consists of a number of short essays. One of my favorites
is "The Dog Diaries" where the author begins "I pick dogs that
remind me of myself - scrappy, mutt-faced, with a hint of
mange." She continues on to say "people look for a reflection
of their own personalities or the person they dream of being in the
eyes of an animal companion. That is the reason I sometimes
look into the face of my dog Stan and see wistful sadness and
existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning
the ceiling for flies." As you can imagine, the entire book is
filled with funny essays like this one.
Another of my
favorites is "Things to Do While waiting for the World to End.
" The author does a section on Wardrobe. "After the end
of the world, fashion will be at a standstill. So there is no
time like the present to begin cultivating the look you would like
to have for the Apocalypse."
This is a very entertaining book
that will make you laugh out loud several times. It's a great
book to read while just relaxing at home, traveling on a plane or
enjoying a day at the beach. The essays are different from
anything you have read in the past and you will thoroughly enjoy
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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