A lighthearted manual for getting through each day with humor and giddiness. It is a delightful look at some of our minor, daily irritants that includes marriage, motherhood, football reruns of highlights of last year’s game and the men we love who watch them… again and again.
The book is filled with astounding anti-diet/anti-exercise advice in the chapter “How I turned flab into dollars.” While Jan was jogging she thought she heard applause. Regretfully it was simply her thighs hitting together. She was paid extremely well to leave the neighborhood. Franchise anyone?
There are time management tips “If you do not polish silver for six years it begins to look like pewter. Pewter is nice!” This joyful philosopher notices most human absurdities, ponders, reflects and then answers such questions as “Can we really leave nagging to strangers? Why is it that for every light on Broadway there is a runny nose? She agrees with Hemingway that though the sun also rises, it also fades the drapes.
This witty book will have you shaking with glee (67 calories expended) as you realize the stuff that really annoys you can be thought about in a more amusing, tolerable and weight losing manner.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a very readable and relateable book. I enjoyed it and laughed out loud a few times because it reminded me of my own family issues. She handles crisises with insight and humor on subjects ranging from flab to contracts to travel to fairy tales to personalresponsibility and marriage and kids and plumbers. Well you get the idea. Everything you and I deal with only Funny!
At last I found a writer who is ever bit as funny and insightful as Erma Bombeck, who is greatly missed in my household. Ms. Marshall takes everyday impossible situations that occur in most families and puts a funny spin on it all. It just seems to be a wonderfully good way to get through a day. Evidently she has been through it personally with husbands, gophers, kids, and sex talks with both children and animals. She shares her strong opinions and witty solutions for dealing with it all. This includes teasing the medical profession, advertising, politics, television, exercising and much more. I think she is hysterically funny and I would highly recommend this book. It is a very easy read.