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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Well worth the listen
This book was laugh out loud funny, which can be embarrassing when you are listening to an audio book, depending on where you are. The namesake story wa the funniest by far. I am very glad to have grown up around men and women who always knew their way around a hardware store, or at least were willing to admit it when they were in over their heads, before things got to bad off. Well worth the read or the listen, especially if you need to laugh. .
- Tracy Jillard
Fun, calamitous, truth
The matter of the "slight" remodeling necessary in the Trip to The Hardware Store... Understatement of the year!
The dining room re flooring...
I did listen all in one sitting. We had a long car trip, and managed to finish it.
This was a commpendium of wonderful short stories, which were hilarious and believable. I think, based on some things I've read, that these are based on real life occurrences for the author. The narrator, Carrie Lee Martz, is once again phenomenal and wickedly versatile. Each story had it's own 'voice'. She is a tremendously talented lady!