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Suburban Haiku: Poetic Dispatches from Behind the Picket Fence Hardcover – March 25, 2014
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You'll find laughs in Peyton's debut book with Running Press. Her Suburban Haiku falls under the “funny because it’s true” category. It also falls under the categories “witty,” “well-executed,” and “is she talking about me?”
Buy two copies. You'll want to give one away as a gift, it's that funny, and that pretty on the coffee table.
As a long time fan of Price's "poetic dispatches," my reaction to the news of her new book went something along the lines of, "well it's about time." In 17 syllables, she tells the quintessential stories that pervade a suburban dweller's existence. From lawn maintenance and PTA heirarchy to book clubs and Target runs, Price truly captures the good the bad and the hilarity of life in the suburbs.
Suburban Haiku is perfect housewarming gift for a friend making that life changing move out of the city - or even to a fully entrenched suburbanite.
I've been a fan of Suburban Haiku for years -- in just three short little lines, Price is able to convey thoughts and emotions and concepts that it can take some (ahem) seasoned writers paragraph after paragraph to communicate. She's a master at connecting; with every three lines, I found myself either laughing, getting teary, or just nodding my head and muttering "mm hmm" in that familiar "Preach it, sister" way.
Her first two self-published books were pitch perfect, so I was curious to see what (if anything) would change now that she's gone big-time. I was apprehensive about the watering down that can happen sometimes when a the big guys get hold of something that's naturally quirky and fun. But nothing changed here at all. This book is just as funny, heartfelt, and resonant as the others -- and that is saying something.
Another one out of the park for Peyton Price! I can't wait to share it with all the moms I know!
Never taking herself too seriously, these wonderful little windows into Suburban life kept me giggling throughout the entire book!
If you're "put off" by the concept of reading a book of Haiku, don't be. After all, this is NOT your Freshman English class Haiku, but three-lined portals into how a reluctant Soccer Mom gets it done.
If you like intelligent humor, you'll love this!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing. Hilarious. The perfect gift for any work-at-home mom (or dad)! I received it as a gift and have already given it to 4 more friends.Published 10 months ago by Katey Behnke
I adore this beautiful and delightful book. It's gorgeous to look at and even better to read. Peyton Price is sharp, witty, and hilarious, and she captures the essence of suburban... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kathryn Leehane
Love this! It's a great read and provides a few minutes of escape and laughter! I've ended up gifting friends with copies because we have so many laughs together! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Meredith Hanna
Thoroughly enjoyed this book of Haiku. Peyton is a funny and engaging author!Published 19 months ago by Snarkfest
Peyton is HYSTERICALLY funny. I love this so much. I find myself reaching for it and going to random pages throughout the day and even if I've already read it, it makes me smile. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Michelle Combs
If you are living the suburban dream - kids, schools, sports, neighbors, PTA, etc...this book will make you laugh out loud! A great gift for a friend.Published 20 months ago by efie30
One of my prized possessions
Every page a laugh
So much to love in 17-syllable bites. Genius! Great gift for a friend or for yourself!Published 22 months ago by R. Beveridge
I am a huge aficionado of haiku. Peyton Price does a brilliant job of taking the daily mundane and crazy, hugging them together with a little bit of humor and knocking it out of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Island Mom