I picked this up based solely on the cover and title... and the fact that I needed a little humor in my life when I saw this. Oh, and that I was sligh...moreI picked this up based solely on the cover and title... and the fact that I needed a little humor in my life when I saw this. Oh, and that I was slightly aggravated with my significant other. Those are the reasons. Did I like it? Yeah. I did. I did laugh out loud more than a handful of times and I did actually feel like I was talking with/listening to a girlfriend. But... I also thought it was a tad long. That might have been more me wanting to move on to something else but either way it's definitely a good book full of laughs. I'd like to congratulate the one man (of the two reviews I've read by men) who was able to see the humor in this. The other one? The one who is clearly a severe stick in the mud? For the record, I'm 34 - not over 40 - and I love my man very, very much. But yes, he annoys the HELL out of me sometimes. And I annoy the hell out of him. The fact that we're able to laugh about this - and you're not - speaks volumes. You may feel sympathy for McCarthy's husband but I feel sorry for any woman that marries you. I can't imagine living day by day with someone lacking so severely a sense of humor. Back to the book, it's worth checking out if the title and cover grab you. If one or both (probably both) do catch your attention you'll probably be pleased with the stories inside. Most of the "At Least You're Not Married To Him" were pretty funny and relatable in a lot of instances even but a few could have been left out. I'll probably try to check out the other one if hers that caught my eye, I forget the title but something to do with toddlers. (less)
I have only this to say: I read this with my daughter, who is 7. Granted, a mature 7 though, she found it more amusing than I happened to. It does look...moreI have only this to say: I read this with my daughter, who is 7. Granted, a mature 7 though, she found it more amusing than I happened to. It does look like a kids book though... Right? (less)
Oh man. I was kind of hoping this would be hilarious but if the reviews are telling the truth - and I think they just may be - it's going to be a real...moreOh man. I was kind of hoping this would be hilarious but if the reviews are telling the truth - and I think they just may be - it's going to be a real disappointment. Luckily I only paid 50 cents for it at Goodwill. :) I'm going to start glancing trough it today since it's not an actual story and won't take long to finish. Plus, if it sucks as bad as these reviewers say I want it out of here asap.
And guess what all? Oh God I feel bad saying this because the author truly comes off like such a nice guy... But this is like trudging through mud. I wanted to laugh. I wanted to at the very least chuckle once or twice. I'm not hard to please. These are... I don't know what they are actually. They're nothing. They're names that if the average person saw them, the wouldn't spend over one half of a second thinking about, if that. My last name is Leger. If you pronounce it wrong you can hear 'leg' in there. That would floor Ashmead. Which, by the way, reminds me of Ashmead finding it humorous that his last name *sort of* sounds like Assmead. I just want this out. If anyone knows of a book that actually accomplishes what Ashmead set out to do let me know... I just want this far away from me. I had to work to get through it and at 152 very short pages with basically consist of lists of names, that's saying something. Here: I've saved you the money it costs to buy this book:
Barbara Fatt Heinie Lester Cockburn Phat Ho Sheila Dikshit Sur Render (this wasa banker and Ashmead just couldn't get over it.) Patty O'Furniture Ida Slapter Iona Trailer Jonny Kool John Raymond Gonzo Dr. Wizwell (urologist - the ones who have careers that can be implemented into the "joke" are favs of the authors.) Googoosh Wong Wee Hoo Rich Guy Preetinder S. Bharara Rachel Coffey married a Mr. Bean and became Rachel Coffey-Bean. Isn't that a frigging hoot.
Want me to stop? Need me to stop? No. I had to live through it, so do you.
Isaac Praise-God Barebone (who should have something done to him, not sure what, for being so damn dumb) named his son Hath Christ Not Died For Thee Thou Wouldst Be Damned Barebone. The son changed his name to Nicholas. Unbelievable - why would he do that?! IMO, parents who do some stupid shit like that should be charged with abuse. And I am deadly serious folks. Okay, no more. It's giving me a headache just paging through the book. Oh, those names were just taken off random pages. The pages of full of them. I know people with funny names too. Besides my own I know a Cox, AND a Kuntz. Go figure huh? I know a Lawless!! Aw, shit! I could come up with more but I'm not in the mood. Flipping through this just pissed me off and I don't want to look at any book right now. I should take it back to Goodwill and demand my 50 cents back.(less)