Brett Andrews

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Brett.


Wayward
Brett Andrews is currently reading
by Chuck Wendig (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Fortunately, the ...
Brett Andrews is currently reading
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Monster Mash
Brett Andrews is currently reading
by Latrexa Nova (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
See all 45 books that Brett is reading…
Loading...
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“OK, now let’s have some fun. Let’s talk about sex. Let’s talk about women. Freud said he didn’t know what women wanted. I know what women want. They want a whole lot of people to talk to. What do they want to talk about? They want to talk about everything.

What do men want? They want a lot of pals, and they wish people wouldn’t get so mad at them.

Why are so many people getting divorced today? It’s because most of us don’t have extended families anymore. It used to be that when a man and a woman got married, the bride got a lot more people to talk to about everything. The groom got a lot more pals to tell dumb jokes to.

A few Americans, but very few, still have extended families. The Navahos. The Kennedys.

But most of us, if we get married nowadays, are just one more person for the other person. The groom gets one more pal, but it’s a woman. The woman gets one more person to talk to about everything, but it’s a man.

When a couple has an argument, they may think it’s about money or power or sex, or how to raise the kids, or whatever. What they’re really saying to each other, though, without realizing it, is this:
“You are not enough people!”

I met a man in Nigeria one time, an Ibo who has six hundred relatives he knew quite well. His wife had just had a baby, the best possible news in any extended family.

They were going to take it to meet all its relatives, Ibos of all ages and sizes and shapes. It would even meet other babies, cousins not much older than it was. Everybody who was big enough and steady enough was going to get to hold it, cuddle it, gurgle to it, and say how pretty it was, or handsome.

Wouldn't you have loved to be that baby?”
Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

year in books
Stephen
115 books | 122 friends

Jamie H...
781 books | 156 friends

Bradley
2,624 books | 1,394 friends

Meg Tuite
959 books | 1,502 friends

Karen
731 books | 71 friends

Alethea...
163 books | 2,512 friends

Carlton...
57 books | 2,089 friends

Jessica
1,539 books | 31 friends

More friends…


Polls voted on by Brett

Lists liked by Brett