Thursday, May 16, 2013

Banjos, Boats and Butt Dialing - Book Review

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Synopsis:

Mike Ball has been called everything from "an American treasure" to "... just so not right." Everyone who is familiar with his work agrees that he is one of the funniest writers to come along in decades.

Mike has just released his third book, Banjos, Boats and Butt Dialing.

Mike writes with a quirky, irreverent sense of humor coupled with a rare talent for poignant insight that has led reviewers to compare him favorably with masters like Mark Twain and Erma Bombeck. In his new book he explores topics like the history of beer, email spam, alpaca testicles, owning a paddle boat, rabbit hunting, Facebook, iPhones, coping with cleavage, and, of course, butt dialing.

Mike is known for his internationally popular weekly syndicated column "What I've Learned So Far..." He is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, recipient of the 2003 Erma Bombeck Award, and a finalist for the 2011 Robert Benchley Award. He was also awarded the Kindness Community Hero Award from USA Today.

My Review:

I'm familiar with Mike Ball through reading his book Angels, Chimps & Tater Mitts.  This book, Banjos, Boats and Butt Dialing is similar to that one in that the compilations are what I'd call "bathroom reads".  The stories are just long enough to keep you occupied while spending time in the restroom or while taking a break. There are several topics covered in this book. Mike Ball covers subject matter of his life's experiences and opinions.  The compilations will make you chuckle, a few will pull at your heartstrings, and others are deeper in seriousness. 

3 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Hahaha - do people even butt dial anymore? With all the smartphone available, it's not as easy as it used to be.

spock7005 said...

Buttdial? LOL! This sounds interesting, though. Always looking for short pieces to occupy me.

Elizabeth said...

I think this would make a good gift too...something fun and light to bring a smile to someone's face