Yes, I’m a big reader, but I normally don’t do book reviews here because I only have a limited amount of time to read so I only read books I planned to read, anyway. This is why I am on Goodreads and try to review stuff on Amazon (when I don’t forget to).
But today I’m making an exception.
Last year I heard that a guy whose Twitter feed is pretty much the most disturbingly funny thing ever had a book coming out. I bought it and tried to read it in bed. I laughed so hard the iPad kept bouncing up and down, making it tricky to read. Not to sound like an elitist asshole, but I was surprised by how good it was. And then proceeded to tell everyone to buy it, because I love when I’m surprised by new writers.
Then I heard he was coming out with a follow-up book, and I had to have it. I bought the Kindle version as soon as I saw it on Amazon, and read it yesterday while flying back home from my holiday travels. My 6yo kept asking me what I was laughing at, and I woke up the lady on the other side of me a few times, too.
In the meantime, Rodney had reached out to ask me if I’d read an advance copy to review it and I basically told him he was stupid because DER (<– I think I did actually write “DER” at him), I was planning to buy a copy, anyway. So, there. Take my money and my positive review an shut your mouth with your silly questions!
Listen to me: If you don’t know what the hell to buy the people in your life who…
– Are men and already have everything
– Have a twisted sense of humor
– Spend a lot of time in the bathroom & need reading material
– Or simply love a good story that will make you laugh and be glad you’re not the one it happened to
…then you need to buy them these books for Christmas:
I am personally buying both books in paperback for one of my brothers for Christmas, who I know will get just as much a kick out of them as I did.
Here’s a snippet of my review:
“…Rodney’s voice is his own, and – not to give anything away – the only one hurt from his shenanigans is himself (or should I say, the only thing to get hurt is his own pride?). This is what makes a good prankster: in the end, everyone is laughing.
Peppered with random thoughts, ridiculous pictures, social media screen shots, and drawings that allow us to peek into his psyche a little more than some of us are prepared for, this book is not just one by a simple storyteller, but someone passionate about making a point – even if his point is simply that he’s in on the joke that life is not something to be taken too seriously…”
You can see my full review of Perhaps I’ve Said Too Much by Rodney Lacroix here on Amazon. While you’re there, pick up an eBook copy of both books for yourself and see why I think you need to hand out the paperback versions this holiday season.
Oh – and you can also further stalk Rodney on his blog Midget Man of Steel, Twitter and Facebook.
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