TLook at My Striped Shirthe Phat Phree

OMG! IT’S PEOPLE! THAT YOU HATE! This book is a collection of modern soliloquies rendered in the style of some of the most irritating and despicable people we have the misfortune to run into. Charming people like:

I Just Made Some Statements that I Can’t Back

Snoop- What Your Stuff Says About YouDr. Sam Gosling

Gosling presents a quick and dirty overview of his snooping research. Learn how to tell how introverted, neurotic, conscientious, agreeable or narcissistic your friends, family and coworkers are. What is a messy desk the sign of? What message is a coworker sending when their family photos face …

American Nerd- The Story of My PeopleBenjamin Nugent

In American Nerd, Nugent takes a look at “his” people – nerds of many colors. While I do agree with my friend Meg’s assessment that Nugent does tend to portray his experience being a nerd as the definitive definition (with little or no reference to female nerds) …

Money Changes EverythingEdited by Jenny Offill and Elissa Shappell

Offill and Shappell edited another book I started a few years ago, The Friend Who Got Away, a collection of stories by women who had “broken up” with a best friend and which I found too depressing to finish. Money Changes Everything

The Amazing Mackerel Pudding PlanWendy McClure

While helping her folks clean out the basement, McClure found an old box of Weight Watchers recipe cards from the 60s and 70s. From frozen cheese salad, liver pate en masque, and frankfurter spectacular, its all here. Low fat, low cal. and vilely gleaming on mustard yellow platters …

Shari CaudronShari Caudron

If you are a hobby-bobber like me, this book will hit a major nerve with you. Author Caudron tells of her burning desire to have… a burning desire. Bouncing from one interest to another, she never found that one thing that really tripped her trigger – the hobby …