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How to Be Inappropriate by Daniel Nester
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May 02, 12

bookshelves: signed-by-author, memoir
Read from April 30 to May 02, 2012 — I own a copy

I kept waiting for this book to get funny and inappropriate, but then it just ended.

My favorite essay from the book was Mooning: A Short Cultural Essay. It only had a few funny moments and really wasn't that inappropriate. Trust me, I have seen and experienced worse.

For a book that has such an awesome cover, the material inside just didn't cut it and left me disappointed. It seemed like the pieces were thoughts more than essays and a lot of them left me wanting more. Maybe if Daniel Nester had flushed out more of them, then I probably would of liked this book better. Or maybe it's just that I am so over the kind of books that try to be funny in an ironic way, but just reads like:

blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah [insert what might be considered an ironic and funny statement that really isn't that funny or ironic and see if anyone laughs] blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

Which just doesn't translate very well to the page, at least for me.
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05/01/2012 page 64
24.0% "So far Mooning: A Short Cultural History has been the best piece."

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