Brian Ballinger has just made it to the top of the list of people I'd like to have lunch with (you know: "If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?"). This book is beyond funny. I remember my grandmother proudly making some recipes similar to these and our reactions to them (my siblings and I felt much as Brian does, but we weren't able to articulate those feelings nearly as well). Brian has taken actual, published, popular commercial, mid-century recipes; provided more appropriate titles for each one; and added his own commentary. The results are fantastic. When I was reading the book, my kid came in from playing with his friends in the yard to find out if anything was wrong because of the ungodly noises emanating from my window - laughing, hooting, howling, and other sounds for which I have no name. I laughed so hard and so long that I had to whip out the asthma inhaler. I implore you - please read this book!