Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Real Life Funny Ole Thing

Title: “I’m Not Talking About You, Of Course”
Author: Barbara Venkataraman
Author's blog: www.Barbaravenkataraman.blogspot.com
Genre: Humor/Essays
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Reviewed by Amazon Top 500 reviewer “Tinfoot," originally for Amazon
"If Amish people could time-travel to the past, would they notice?"This had me busting a gut along with everything else in this short collection of very witty essays. Frankly, this would have done as excellent source material for stand-up comedians. (Good thing she has her book copyrighted!) Written in an easy, conversational style about everyday topics, this delightful quick-read will likely have you coming back to it time and time again. For those who always enjoyed those light-hearted stories in publications like READER'S DIGEST, this little book will provide the same genuine mirth. 

Winner of the "Indie Book of the Day" award for June 7, 2014.

At 7,600 words, this work is a collection of humorous insights into important topics ranging from annoying pet people (“I’m Not Talking About You, Of Course”), to analyzing your inner child (“Irrational Fears”), to living like the Amish in the aftermath of a hurricane (“A Jolt of Electricity”). Other essays examine just how much damage can be caused by a sneeze (“It All Started with a Loud Sneeze”), why it is so complicated to buy a tube of toothpaste (“Ask Me No Questions”), how not to prepare dinner ("Martha, I Let You Down"), making new friends ("Friends in Low Places"), how a parent’s obsessive hobbies can become an inescapable vortex (“Crazy Hobbies”), and why spending the night in a sleep clinic is like being abducted by probing aliens (“Nightmare at the Sleep Clinic”).

If you don’t see yourself in each of these entertaining essays, then I’m not talking about you, of course.



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