Jul 04, 12
Read in June, 2012
[Note: I had a hard time trying to review this book because I guess I disliked it so much that I blocked it out of my memory and couldn't remember what book I had just returned to the library!] I was so excited to read this when I saw that Dave Barry co-authored. I have read quite a few of his utterly hilarious columns and thought that the book would be of that caliber. Apparently he should stick to column writing. Although there were plenty of comedic moments that had me giggling out loud, 90% of the time I was reading the book because I had started it and felt like I had to finish it. You know that phrase, "couldn't put it down"? This book was one I had a hard time picking up. I even started and finished another book before I finished this one, it was that difficult. Mostly, the problem was the characters. The book switches between two perspectives, but both are so odious. One is a complete milquetoast and the other one is such a raging asshole that even I, a person that tends to appreciate fellow "angry-at-other-humans-for-being-stupid" people, could not sympathize.
Would not really recommend this to anyone.