OK, let me start by saying I had no clue who Gordon Kirkland was. Poor european me, never heard of him, never read his columns before. BUT I'm a huge fan of Erma Bombeck. When looking for columnists with wit and humor similar to Erma's, I read about Mr Kirkland. I checked his books and decided to buy When my mind wanders it brings back souvenirs, without even trying a sample first! (me, brave!) I couldn't put it down, I kept on repeating to myself: OK, just one more column, just one more... until I finished the whole thing without noticing.
Charming, witty, the kind of intelligent humor that makes you laugh aloud. No bad words or unappropiate content needed to make us laugh, ladies and gentlemen, just a pure optimistic, humoristic view of everydays life. Love the stories about his dogs and his family and every single anecdote is purely hilarious.
After "When my mind..." I bought everything I could find in kindle, I Think I'm Having One Of Those Decades, I May Be Big But I didn't Cause That Solar Eclipse and Holly Jolly Frivolity and adored every column in them. I just got myself Justice Is Blind - And Her Dog Just Peed In My Cornflakes and Never Stand Behind A Loaded Horse in paperback (why no kindle edition!!!) and I'm ready for laughing marathon this weekend.
It may seem I've been bought by the writer to say only nice things but I haven't, as a proof let me say I didn't appreciate his novel Crossbow, where I couldn't find the Gordon Kirkland I've learned to love.