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Toolkit In Paradise

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2006

    Short Essays - Good Humor

    ¿It was a dark and stormy night¿¿ ¿ one of literary history¿s all time worst opening lines, and not the way B. Elwin Sherman starts his anthology of short essays. He did use it somewhere in one of his pieces, and I spent a few moments scanning the pages to try and find it. I was unsuccessful, but did manage to purloin a few other, more catchy opening lines along the way: 1) 'Hair.¿ 2) ¿Men Spring from Winter. Women Fall from Summer.¿ 3) ¿Cloning.¿ 4) ¿I¿ve chosen breasts as our mission for two reasons.¿ 5) ¿I¿m doing a dangerous thing.¿ As a self declared HC (humorist columnist), Sherman has put together a loosely grouped compilation of about 100 columns published (as the observant ready might deduce), over the last ten or fifteen years. Each is short (think newspaper column again) and at about three pages sometimes laughing out loud funny, sometimes cynical, and sometimes revealing the deeper feelings Sherman pretends to mask with his humor. Don¿t like one? Read on, dear reader `cause there¿s another insight just a page turn away. Sherman delivers in a snappy, down-to-earth I¿m talking to you kind of style, which luckily only partially masks his command of the English language. You get to know the man as you prowl through his inner thoughts, and find yourself sharing his feelings on family, relationships and the occasional pot shot at politics and our society. All are well worth your attention, so read them one at a time or relax and enjoy for a couple of hours. I¿m sure he wouldn¿t mind the suggestion of keeping a copy handy in the rack next to the TP in the two-seater outdoor convenience center. Highly recommended for the humor crowd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2005

    Hilarious, satirical and down right funny

    Pick up a copy of this book and you won't stop laughing till the last page. Great Book.

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