This book won't just make you laugh--it will make you think and feel, too.
If you have read "Freakonmics" or "50 Rules Your Kids Won't Learn in School", and enjoyed them; you have to check this one out.
Steve Almond, a great short story writer, is also truly funny, and he's also a genuine moralist--basically all about values.
These stories are fast paced,funny,and you want to keep on reading.
He's great with words and from political activism to a water source in a hot tub.
It's an enjoyment.
This may be the first Steve Almond I've read, but it definitely won't be the last! (I just received "My Life in Heavy Metal" yesterday and I'm starting it tonight. Read morePublished 9 months ago by litchick
This collection is pushcartian Klosterman dribble - some of it may be funny to the Ira Glass crowd, maybe there's some humor and political strength to some few passages, but the... Read morePublished on July 26, 2012 by GlobalChangeSupercenter5
If you are having hesitations about buying the book - add to cart right now and don't look back. If fact, you may as well buy another of his books while you are at it.Published on April 13, 2012 by JCS
A little bit naughty, a lot endearing, and all Almond...Steve Almond, that is. Rarely do you find writing on "taboo" topics to be so genuine. Read morePublished on April 3, 2012 by Jill in Phoenix
I bought based on the reviews by others but was more than disappointed, I was disgusted. His stupid imagined letters to Oprah, are so preteen, one of the oldest worn out attempts... Read morePublished on December 19, 2011 by Roy Berger
Steve Almond's self deprecating voice makes this book a great read. Packed with odd tid bits about authors (The scenes concerning Kurt Vonnegut) and admissions of Almond's lunacy... Read morePublished on June 17, 2011 by Laura M
Humor seems underrated in the literary world. There is not that much of it (notice how small the Humor section is in bookstores), and most of what's there is infantile. Read morePublished on June 14, 2009 by Dennis Fried
I enjoyed this book of essays quite a bit. It had parts that were laugh-out-loud funny, but it was not on the same caliber as the essay collections of David Sedaris. Read morePublished on January 21, 2009 by Yolanda S. Bean