Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid
Reviewed May 4, 2008.
HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 2007. 168 pages.
Here's the humor of Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, without the depressing storyline. I've always thought his sense of humor hilarious -- but get too thoroughly immersed in the story to really enjoy orphans with one dreadful problem after another.
This book is a series of humorous insights on life ranging from a paragraph long to a page or two. I picked it up and soon was reading aloud from it to anyone I could find. And laughing more and more, the longer I read.
Now, I don't recommend reading this book in one sitting. That would be a bit much. But having it around to get a daily dose of laughter is a great idea.
Here's a link to some of the entries I couldn't resist quoting:
I found this to be a hilarious and utterly silly book.