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Him Her Him Again the End of Him by Patricia Marx
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did not like it

I cackled in anticipation when I picked up this book from the library. The cover boasted glowing blurbs from people I consider funny and/or smart, such as Steve Martin, David Rakoff, Roz Chast, and Adam Gopnik. I did NOT laugh out loud at any point, as some of the blurbs assured me I would, and I am totally open to laughing out loud. Perhaps the author IS hilarious a)if you know her or b)for the length of a SNL skit (she is a former writer for them) or a picture book (she has written some with Roz Chast). In fact, the book starts at the breakneck pace of a skit and doesn't, to my way of thinking, evolve beyond that. She has an interesting style that has a certain quirky appeal, and which may make others of you laugh out loud, but which wore thin for me over the length of the novel.

This was supposed to be my break from the other Marx, but even Karl is funnier.

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March 1, 2007 – Finished Reading
March 20, 2007 – Shelved

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