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Try and Avoid the Speed Bumps

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Kindle Edition, 165 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by HumorOutcasts Press
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Thomas Drinkard
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
f you need to lighten your mood, get this book and take a couple of the essays twice a day. Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor and don’t even play the part on TV commercials.

I am a Southerner. When I think of essays that take everyday events and turn them into humor that can sometimes make the reader literally laugh out loud—I remember the late Lewis Grizzard.

Donna Cavanagh is not from the South, but she shares with Grizzard the talent of close observation and the ability to find humor in everyday li
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Writers are the observers of everyday life. If I could pick someone for this job, it would be Donna Cavanagh. Here are just a few reasons:

1. I never thought a trip to Sonic would be funny.
2. I didn't know a darn thing about Oxytocin.
3. I never considered the feelings of my appliances and electronics when trying to figure out why they weren't working.
4. It never occurred to me that my pets missed the sound of my voice and would enjoy a message from me on the answering machine.
5. I didn't realize
Robin Lamont
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Road trip! It’s rare when a book comes along that makes me laugh aloud, even rarer when I get giggly long after I’ve put the book down. If that kind of read appeals to you, strap on your seatbelts for Try and Avoid the Speed Bumps. Donna Cavanagh, journalist and founder of, has penned a collection of humorous essays that are very funny and made me feel as though I had found a new best friend. She finds humor and eccentricity in every day life with kids, husbands, pets and the o ...more
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Donna’s the man! Well, maybe not the man, but The Woman. She’s hilarious! While reading this book, I pretty much had a smile on my face the whole time and I laughed out loud, or for you social media whizzes I lol’d. Her take on every-day situations, some of them ridiculous in themselves and just waiting for someone to take the piss (that’s an Australian term for those of you who don’t know—it means to make fun of) was freakin’ hilarious. She covers everything from avoiding speeding tickets to co ...more
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You've got to get this won't regret it. Donna's humor is just what the doctor ordered... especially if you hit a speed bump or two LOL!! :)
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Donna Cavanagh is founder of (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books ( Cavanagh launched HO as an outlet for writers to showcase their work in a world that offered few avenues for humor. HO now features the creative talents of more than 100 aspiring and accompl ...more