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The Secret Lives of Litterbugs: And Other (True) Stories

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Take David Sedaris' self-deprecation and deep sense of the absurd and toss in a pinch Erma Bombeck's happy skewering of domestic life: there you have M. A. C. Farrant. In this witty, affecting collection of personal essays, Farrant has a gift for making those observations that would be harrowing, if they weren't so funny, and here tackles the absurdities of family life fro ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published April 14th 2009 by Key Porter Books (first published April 1st 2009)
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May 10, 2017 Shannon rated it liked it
It was well-written, humorous and a yup I had a few outburst of laughter. A little scattered at times, but might've where I was at when I was finishing it ...I love that it's local, and I could relate with a few places.
Oct 12, 2009 Tiffany rated it liked it
Shelves: memoirs, 2009
Entertaining and insightful at times, but not spectacular. The Secret Lives of Litterbugs is a collection of memoirs that reminisce on family life, raising children, and the day-to-day. Sometimes the collection seems a little thrown together, but it was fun to read about Farrant's uncoventional family, both as she was growing up and when she has children of her own. She seems like a cool lady, someone you'd want to have a drink with.
Sep 01, 2012 Sandy rated it really liked it
A very funny book especially for anyone growing up on Vancouver Island in the 1960s. Farrant writes about things that we have lived through that she makes hilariously funny. It is a long list: family outings, eccentric relatives with even more eccentric habits, family members, other students in our classes, lessons in school and out. Everything is told in separate essays but it all ties together through the sequence of a life lived.
Apr 03, 2009 Janice rated it really liked it
The Ottawa Citizen says, "one of the best humourists in the land", and I agree

I first read another of her books "The Turquoise Years" and loved it

And .... she lives right here in my home town
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