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A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities (Quirky Essays for Quirky People Book 2) by [Barbara Venkataraman]
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"A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities" is a book of short stories that reflect on Venkataraman's family, some of her quirks, and ideas. I love love loved this book! I felt like I was listening to a dear friend talk while I was reading it.  "Where Did the Time Go" was very heartwarming. "Beyond Belief" was very cute and had a really charming dynamic between husband and wife. I really feel she saved the best for last though. "High Finance" was my favorite. It showed such a wonderful family bond. I really like Venkataraman's writing style. She conveys so much heartwarming emotion without spelling out what she wants you to feel. This is a great read. I would recommend it as a purse book. Stuff it in your purse and pull it out and read it in line at the bank, or in the waiting room at the pediatrician. It will definitely bring a smile to your day." ~Reviewed by Ginna Lamkie for Readers' Favorite~

"This collection of humorous essays captures snippets of real life. From the hardware store trip, to debt collection, to a failed dinner party, and the finance among friends, these little stories provide amusement." ~Dab of Darkness Reviews~ 

"If you listen to this one while you are driving, be careful!  The stories will have you laughing so hard that you are liable to close your eyes at the wrong time."  ~The News in BooksReviews~
  
"The author did a wonderful job of bringing out the humor in life. My favorite was the first  story about her dad who tried but didn't know how to do home repairs. This book will make you smile and even laugh. I will read more by this author." ~Haley, DRCPromotions Review Team~
 

 


 
 

About the Author

Award-winning author, Barbara Venkataraman, is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law and debt collection. She is the author of The Jamie Quinn mysteries; "The Fight for Magicallus," a children's fantasy; a humorous short story entitled, "If You'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place"; and two books of humorous essays: "I'm Not Talking about You, Of Course" and "A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities," which are part of the "Quirky Essays for Quirky People" series. Both books of humorous essays were chosen as an "Indie Book of the Day". --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • Publication Date : December 26, 2013
  • File Size : 1272 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00DH5XFHU
  • Print Length : 50 pages
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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