Friday, March 14, 2014

Humor E-book Gets Five-Star Review

A Trip to the Hardware Store and Other Calamities”
By Barbara Venkataraman

Genre: Humor
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Available on Amazon
Available as an e-book
Five Stars

Reviewed by Serene E. Stout originally for Kindle

I don't know if these essays are based on real life, but it doesn't really matter as they are all well told stories about life. Some of the tales are laugh out loud funny and others are poignant. It is impossible to pick a favorite. Barbara Venkataraman could easily be the next Erma Bombeck or Teresa Bloomingdale if she wanted to write a column instead of these short books of essays.
This was such a great reading experience that I am hoping that she writes a third book of these type of essays.

The blurb:
At 8,000 words, this collection of humorous essays explores such quirky topics as: Disastrous home repairs, ("A Trip to the Hardware Store"), an unfortunate dinner party ("Dinner is Served"), the truth about lazy people ("Lazy Bones"), the weird life of a debt collector ("Your Account is Past Due") and obsessions with gadgets ("Gadget Girl"). Other essays examine how surreal the aging process is ("Where Did the Time Go?"), why you shouldn't judge a person by their job ("Beyond Belief"), and how to complicate simple transactions ("High Finance"). Like the author's first work, "I'm Not Talking About You, Of Course...," these essays will give your spirit a lift and leave you smiling.

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1 comment:

Barbara Venkataraman said...

I'm happy to report this book is now available as an audiobook read by the wonderful voice-over actress, Carrie Lee Martz. It is available on Audible, iTunes and Amazon. Check it out!