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I recommend Disaster Preparedness to anyone that enjoys humorous memoirs or has a family!
In some ways this almost seems like listening into someone else's confessions - you feel a little guilty for doing it, but can't stop yourself.
I really enjoyed the author's style of writing, and I found the stories funny and engaging and I could relate to them to a certain extent.
Utterly pointless. Serves as a MFA-type (full of creative adjectives and punchy metaphor) of blog condensed into book form. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jen Richardson
Somewhat callous and sarcastic, other times as soft and gooey as a melted Snickers bar. Heather has written her life in frank and funny truth!Published 6 months ago by Michelle Helms
Heather is a well written author who reminded me at times of Augusten Burroughs. As much as I wanted (tried) to enjoy these stories, they often felt lacking in energy which... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lulu Magoo
Disaster Preparedness chronicles the author's childhood and the dissolution of her parents' marriage. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's a commonplace that the literary world is now littered with way too many memoirs, and it's difficult to find one distinctive enough to reward the time we must take away from... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Robert Holland
I was given this book because I think the person thought it was related to disaster preparedness--something I'm interested in. Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by SusanR1981
I loved this author's dry humor. You can really relate to the odd family circumstances as everyone's family has a little strangeness in it.Published on March 11, 2012 by TinaShoe
Other reviewers stated that Disaster Preparedness doesn't "flow" nicely from one chapter to another and that the author should be edited. I have to disagree. Read morePublished on September 29, 2011 by jmz
Funny at times, a little too introspective at other times. A reasonable read when things are slow. It's not the best or worst book I've read recently, but I did enjoy it. Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by John F. Sullivan