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I Know Why the Caged Pig Oinks: And Other Love Stories,
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In today's society we often forget how to laugh and smile. At times it's pure silliness, a joke or a picture that will bring a smile to our faces. The ridiculous is what we are yearning to find and in this book I feel the author has scored a hole in one.
The writing style reminds me a lot of another comical writer, Robert Benchley. Growing up as a kid, he was one of my favorites. I could sit and laugh at his illustrations and stories all day. It looks like it's time for Benchley to move over a tad and share this spotlight with Royce.
This book came to life to aid a close friend of Royce's who needed a laugh. The satire is comical, witty and completely zany, but written to make one happy and forget about anything serious that may be happening in their lives. It's a collection of stories, pictures and essays, that is sure to please and bring a smile to even the grumpiest of people.
I can't really say that any part was my favorite, as I found the whole book very enlightening, but if I have to narrow it down I have to admit the story of the dish and the spoon had me laughing so hard I had tears running down my face.
I would highly recommend this read to all who want to take a step back and forget life for a while. It will lighten your load and make you appreciate humor again at its finest. Humor is a strong medicine and its something we all need to rediscover from time to time, but the best lesson you will learn from this book is that laughter is indeed the best medicine.
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