If You Did What I Asked In the First Place

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A book review of If You Did What I Asked In the First Place by Lori B. Duff.

A book review of If You Did What I Asked In the First Place by Lori B. Duff.Stars: ****

Deeds Publishing (2019)
Humour
222 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: In this collection of unflinching, unapologetic, and funny oh-so-real life stories, Lori B. Duff bares the creaky, embarrassing parts of our high school cafeteria-scarred souls for us, leaving us no choice but to laugh at our failures, no matter how spectacular, and rejoice in our successes, no matter how itty-bitty. She shows women that each one of us is a wonder in our own way, with the ability — whether we know it or not — to make the best of life’s often absurd situations.

Reading If You Did What I Asked In the First Place is like sitting down with a good friend who helps you make it through the day. Pour yourself a glass of whatever makes you feel better and take off any constricting undergarments: Let loose with the knowledge that you are not alone. You have Lori at your side. 

If You Did What I Asked in the First Place

This book is a collection of short stories or essays about real life as a adult/parent. It makes a great coffee table or bathroom book as it can be read in little parts here and there. The stories are pretty funny because they are relatable.  Not all the stories are about being a parent such as the one about collecting t-shirts.

The stories are separated into sections:

  • If You Did What I Asked in the First Place
  • Out of My Element
  • This is What I’m Asking For
  • First World Problems
  • Time for a Snack Break
  • Sometimes You Do What I Ask

That last one includes some beautiful stories that made me think back on my children’s lives so far (they are still children) and realize that despite the drama and frustration they sometimes cause, they have made my life so much better.

I especially liked reading about how they got an Amazon Dot and how life with Alexa has been different and what they can do with it (and what they accidentally did with it.)

Overall it was a good book if you are looking for some real life stories that don’t take too much time to read.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.

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