Sydney hates funerals (overlong programs, creepy corpses, warbly singing). But she loves gooey, cheesy funeral potatoes. And these days, between her ward and neighborhood and extended family, it seems like there’s always a funeral for the Relief Society president to attend. Not fun occasions, of course, but not terribly traumatic either—which is good, considering how crazy...more
This book takes an interesting look into families and how they function.
Filled with humor it is fun to read, yet will make you really think about yourself and your family.
I love the Book Club Questions at the end of the book...
Here are a few:
*Do you know any families who are high achievers?
*How do you measure success?
*Does you family place and inordinate amount of focus on appearances?
*Have you ever felt your problems outweigh another person's?
*Is competition healthy, ...more
I was very disappointed in this book. The humor from the other books is missing, there are a few moments that some some humor but nothing laugh out loud funny. I got really irritated by the main character in this book. She comes across as whiny, controlling and annoying.
Her bother i ...more
Hilton does give her recipe for Funeral Potatoes. In the forward she dose state that some the antics/stories that are used in the book did happen. They are retold in a different way in the book.
The characters weren't deep and this story made for a light, fun read.
I usually don't like humorous books because it seems too forced and not really funny but the main character in this book is just plain funny. It's not preachy but ends with a lesson that is important for many LDS people. That being said, it reaffirms my decision not to have a funeral when I die.
Hilton is a former TV talk show host and TV spokeswoman for va ...more