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I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames by Jeni Decker
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Feb 16, 2016

did not like it
bookshelves: ehh, dont-waste-your-time, refund-please, just-stupid, boring
Read from April 18 to 21, 2012

I'm glad I didn't spend more than $2 on this book. I didn't find it funny and I didn't learn anything new about autism. I want to call Jennifer a shitty mother & the only thing stopping me is the fact that her kids are disabled & that makes me wonder if the normal standards apply. I did notice that she lets them drink soda, have a constant supply of fast food and watch stupidity on tv. I don't think that's cool parenting for any child. Especially not when your children are so sensitive to what they're exposed to. I do like, even love, the gratitude she has for teachers. But that's it. I didn't laugh once and whenever she writes about cracking up I find myself wondering if I maybe missed the joke. This book is boring bullshit.
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Reading Progress

04/18 page 17
6.0% "Seems funny but I am NOT paying $15 for a 288 page book. No. Way. José."
16.0% "I hate this woman's children. I hate that she named one "Jaxson". I hate the promotional mentions of her other books and movies. I doubt I'm going to like this book"
39.0% "Dk what I think."
42.0% "I don't think laughing at your kids meltdown is funny..... Maybe I'm uptight."
02/16 marked as: read
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