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My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Lol

    Laugh out loud halarious!

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  • Posted July 9, 2013

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    I loved it, my mum loved it, my sister-in-law loved it! Relatio

    I loved it, my mum loved it, my sister-in-law loved it!

    Relationships, shopping and life involve such curious compromises, and Mary Roach’s My Planet puts those compromises and oddities into delightfully humorous prose, creating a collection of essays that’s guaranteed to have you turning the pages, reminiscing on persons and places you’ve known, and smiling all the way.

    Does your husband wash his hands “like a… raccoon” during eating? Then you might be interested to know the racoon’s not really washing. Has your spouse calculated how much money you’ll save by filling your cabinets with Costco oversized packages? Does your wife…?

    Perhaps your eyes are getting old, or your vacuum cleaner’s waiting to be replaced by a robot. Are you taking cookery lessons from the Food Network? Do you dread the dentist, avoid the container store, surf the internet, or struggle to set the alarm on clock radios in hotels? Then this is the book for you.

    My favorite essay is titled 1-800-WasteMyTime. It tells of the author’s ailing computer and the engineers on far-flung continents who fail to fix it. In the end she finds help in a local store where “we chatted about the weather, which was the same outside my window as it was outside his.”

    Like listening to a particularly humorous friend, sharing experiences with a sympathetic talker who even pauses between essays to listen to you, or just enjoying the company of a thoroughly enjoyable stranger on a long trip, My Planet is the perfect airplane, airport, railway station, just arrived, just leaving or even just dreaming reading book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this novel and asked for an honest review which I’m delighted to give here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Hilarious!!!! Great Mix of short stories. Married or Single.....

    Hilarious!!!! Great Mix of short stories. Married or Single..... you will be able to relate to her and her husband's life experiences. 

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