My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places by Mary Roach

Stars: Reader’s Digest (2013) Reference/Humor 160 pages Summary: Mary Roach is the author of bestselling books Stiff, Bonk and Spook. This book is a compilation of short stories from her Reader’s Digest column. The release in April 2013 coincided with the release of her new book Gulp. I have been meaning to read all books… Read More »

I Ate All Your Cookies (and other things you wish you could tell your kids) by Quinn Conroy ~ Parenting Humor

“ Stars: ★★★★★ Sourcebooks (October 2012)Humor203 pages Summary: Parents love their kids very much, they feed them, clothe them, and even wipe their butts, but who wouldn’t love to tell their kids they ate all the good stuff while they were asleep, just to see the pissed off looks on their faces, every once and… Read More »

Here’s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire by Stacey Turis

Subtitle: An absent-minded tale of life with giftedness & attention deficit – Oh look! A Chicken! Stars: ★★★★★ Bohemian Avenue Press (2011) 219 pages Memoir/Humour When commercials or TV depict a person with ADD or ADHD, it’s usually a child and they are shown running around a classroom or looking out a window instead of… Read More »

The World According to Twitter by David Pogue

Stars: ★★★★☆ Thomas Allen & Sons (2009) Summary: The wit and wisdom of the Twittersphere captured in a hilarious, occasionally poignant, and often useful collection of hand-picked tweets. […] David Pogue has tapped into the brilliance of his half-million followers on Twitter by posting a different, thought-provoking question every night. […] Out of 25,000 tweets,… Read More »