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Posted July 4, 2008
I'm a sucker for books of this sort. I like compilations of funny stories that keep to a page and a half max. The Darwin Awards is the granddaddy of this genre. Those books work because the stories themselves are funny, not because the writing is that great. It's not bad, but it's just told straight, like a science dissertation, which fits the background of the Darwin author. Here I'd say that the stories are funny, but if they got a straight treatment, they wouldn't be as fun to read. Credit to the writers of this one for making the book FUN to read. This is surprisingly well-written, even with literary quotes sprinkled in. I wasn't expecting that from a novelty-style book. This might be my new favorite book of this type. I will have to sober up first to be sure :' The two authors certainly cover their ground. I can't think of one area that they left out. The chapter on drunken politicians, cops, and other authority types was my favorite. Nice to see the tables turned! Your turn to walk the straight line officer! Overall, a great fun read. The title story is hilarious. If you're someone who enjoys a long happy hour, you WILL relate to this book... for better or worse :'
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