Not Tonight, Honey: Wait 'Til I'm A Size 6
Like an edgier, naughtier, southern-bred Erma Bombeck, award-winning columnist Susan Reinhardt has made diehard fans of fellow writers and newspaper readers across the country with her wick...more
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I was sorrily disappointed.
Instead of a book filled with witty retellings of humorous experiences from an intelligent and strong female, this is what I got: tons and tons and tons of stories of lactation, Susan’s comments about how dumb her daughter is and how women can’t seem to figure out dishwashers or camping (but men ...more
Although the writer has some definite talent, particularly in descriptive style, she is not that funny. I felt like I was watching the beginning of the second Indiana Jones movie: I had an overwhelming urge to bail early, but I kept telling myself it would get better. When they jumped out of the plane, though, it was all over for me.
Similarly, when the writer starts describing an overweight woman there was something about it that just rubbed me the wro ...more
Some of the essays that I found very funny were the "Uterine Comptroller" (natural child birth advocates), "Miss Glorious Prisspot" (about seeing that girl from the pas ...more
This is a compilation of stories from the author's life. I liked it. It's a nice book to pick up when you want to take a break between fantasy fiction, or just to read a story chapter during a break.
Susan Reinhardt is the Master of prolific comedy writing. This book literally caught me off guard on where she was headed, which then induced a loud jerking belly laugh I couldn't contain, therefore I would not suggest reading this book in a library or during the Preacher's sermon because you are bored. Susan Reinhardt no doubt has the gift - the gift to draw you inside her life as if you were one of the family members. This book holds nothing back regard ...more
I was particularly entertained by the stories about her mother – especially the chapter that dealt with her mother’s obsession with planning her own funeral (down to laying out her funeral outfit on the pool table before embarking on a plane trip, complete with a professional studio head shot p ...more
I do love self-deprecating humor, and Reinhart is exceptional at it. But she's too heavy-handed with adjectives and sometimes just seems to be trying too hard. And as a childless woman, I had trouble rela ...more