This book was hilarious! I read it in a day .... if I have one complaint about the book, it's that it wasn't longer. Tina Fey is hilarious ... if you...moreThis book was hilarious! I read it in a day .... if I have one complaint about the book, it's that it wasn't longer. Tina Fey is hilarious ... if you are looking for something to make you laugh, then you need to get this book!(less)
I am a dog person, through and through. I love dogs and truly believe that they are man's best friend. Obviously, this book was right up my alley. Wit...moreI am a dog person, through and through. I love dogs and truly believe that they are man's best friend. Obviously, this book was right up my alley. With essays composed by many famous humorists, all focusing on their dogs, this was something that I could easily relate to. All of the essays were great and each showed the important role that pets play in our lives. The essays cover a wide range of topics, from picking out your dog to having to put your dog to sleep. Some stories are funny and had me laughing out loud. Others had me shedding a tear. And others made me think about the huge roles that pets play in our lives.
If you aren't a dog person, then I think it's a safe bet that you may not enjoy this book. But I came away from this book with one thought: pets are an essential part of life. No matter what, our pets are there for us. They are there when we are on top of the world and those times when we are going through hell. No matter what, our pets love us. And whether you are a dog, cat, fish, or whatever animal it is that you prefer, kind of person, it is important for us to open our hearts to these animals.(less)
I love humorists. I think when reading a humorist that matches up with your point of view, it can be truly amazing. Unfortunately, Celia Rivenbark jus...moreI love humorists. I think when reading a humorist that matches up with your point of view, it can be truly amazing. Unfortunately, Celia Rivenbark just isn't my cup of tea. That's not to say that she isn't funny, it's just that her humor isn't something that I can relate to. Celia is a southern, middle-aged woman who is going through perimenopause, living with her husband and teenage daughter. Her essays are short, making the book easy to read. She writes like she talks, so business is "bidness". That threw me a little at first. She writes about what her life is at this moment: taking yoga classes, Christmas shopping for her family, tweeting and blogging, and keeping with the social antics of her daughter. She is very quick and she moves quickly. She makes her point and moves on. There's very little build-up which I liked a lot. Sometimes it takes forever for a humorist to make their point, but not Rivenbark. She makes it and moves on.
This is something that I will be passing along to my mom. I think she will find it hilarious because she is at the same point in her life as Rivenbark (minus the tweeting). If you are a middle-aged woman, then this is a book that you would definitely enjoy!(less)