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Laugh your Shorts Off: Short stories to make you giggle by award-winning writers Paperback – December 23, 2009
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Margie is a fifth–generation, native Southern Californian, expatriate. In her life she has had the distinction of actually surviving the raising of two teenagers. Doctors tell her that most of her hair will eventually grow back. Every Tuesday she reinvents the wheel, all of her spices are alphabetized, and she knows where most of her socks are.
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Debbie Farmer, writer of the syndicated column "Family Daze" and whose work has been featured in books with other writers such as Erma Bombeck, contributes a masterful parody of Christmas greetings between ex-college roommates, one a childless socialite and the other a harried housewife and mother. What an amusing contrast!
Bill Naylor, a TV comedy writer for 25 years who now resides in the UK, reminisces about his youthful days as a trainee zoo keeper in "Drinking with the Hairy Boys." He adds a whole new level to the concept of "monkey business."
Ed Tasca, currently retired and living in Mexico, has won many awards in the past for his comic material. Here he contemplates the world coming to an end and offers advice for preparing a check list to present to God on Judgment Day. It includes such items as flowers for your divorced spouse, tax receipts proving you cared about the planet, and an excellent joke to tell God to get things off to a relaxed start.
There's one other feature that makes this collection of stories especially appealing-its humor is suitable for the whole family. My advice would be to snatch up a copy for yourself or as a gift for someone special while copies are still available. It's sure to become a classic in the humor genre.
Ms. Culbertson can't toot her own horn, so I'll do it for her. She is an excellent writer and editor all rolled into one energetic ball. She did an excellent job of creating this funny, funny (did I say funny?) and readable book. The stories within these pages are varied and keep you laughing--there is some type of humor for every taste. Go buy it. You'll love it.
Soon I will be joining the Amazon author team with my own version of a "ya'll come on down" book of humor which will be presented by Ms Culbertson in her capacity as wonderful editor.
Okay, so maybe I'm just a touch biased, since I'm the guy on page 223. But this truly is a great collection of humorous stories and essays collected on the "Humor and Life, in Particular" website, run by Margie Culbertson. The topics and styles included are as globe-spanning as the writers featured. Definitely well worth the price!
I need to say that I was surprised that I enjoyed this book so much. I don't normally read books of short stories. But I thought it was fantastic. Each story was very funny and well written. Therefore, I highly recommend this book. I gave it a five star rating because I feel it deserves it.
WARNING: Be careful when reading this book in public places. On more than one occasion I almost actually did laugh my shorts off. This could have been embarrassing. Since others are also likely to do the same, they might find themselves in some awkward positions.
This is a disservice to all of us who read reviews to get an honest opinion of the material, as well as the more honest writers whose works are in her book. NOT FUNNY.