When author Rex John says "life is funny," he should know -- and these 34 short stories from his own life prove it.
To say his parents dressed him funny as a child is an understatement, but his choices as an adult weren't much better -- from the time he wore a Mexican sombrero to a black-tie event to the time he dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire for a Halloween party.
It's one thing to "get the giggles," but the author took the giggles to a new level when he was introduced to a certain famous person for the first time.
Some people enjoy the great outdoors, but this author certainly doesn't -- and who can blame him? His various attempts to become "one with nature," always end badly, from his winter camp-outs as a Boy Scout to his encounters with a baboon in South Africa and pigs on the island of Corsica. And don't even think about asking him to get on a horse!
Parasailing may be in vogue, but when the author did it, he almost drowned, and when he tried to make a holiday treat for his kids, he tells of burning off his own fingerprints.
A handful of readers may grimace when they are reminded of the homemade gifts they received from the author one Christmas, and his family will surely roll their eyes as they re-read the stories of so many Christmases gone horribly wrong.
Yes, Rex claims that life is funny -- but he takes the fun to new levels when he reports what happened in an elevator while wearing new underwear, the time his dentist retrieved his unfinished dental appliance from the trash and an embarrassing incident that occurred when he was trying to determine the authenticity of leather.
This is the author's second book -- but his first attempt at humor.
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