Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate; Holidays, Special Occasions and Other Times Our Celebrations Get Out of Hand by Dorothy Rosby

 

Book Details:

Book Title:  ‘Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate; Holidays, Special Occasions and Other Times Our Celebrations Get Out of Hand  by Dorothy Rosby
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+) ,  258 pages
Genre: Humorous Essay
Publisher:  Unhinged Press
Release date:   November 2022
Content Rating:  G - appropriate for general audience as defined above
Book Description:

Christmas comes but once a year; chaos never ends! Happy Halloween, merry Christmas and joyful Lumpy Rug Day. We didn’t make that up. Lumpy Rug Day is celebrated every May 3, though “celebrated” might be too strong a word. It’s the American way to create a celebration for everything, then turn it into a chore or worse, a nightmare. ’Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate is a collection of humorous essays about holidays, special occasions and other times our celebrations make us feel not-so-celebratory. It’s understanding for those who think Christmas form letters can be honest—or they can be interesting. And it’s empathy for anyone who’s ever gotten poison ivy during Nude Recreation Week or eaten all their Halloween candy and had to hand out instant oatmeal packets to their trick-or-treaters. ​
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I loved this book so much! It had me giggling - sometimes embarrassingly loudly - throughout and goodness knows we could all do with a good laugh right now. Dorothy Rosby's self-depreciating sense of humour chimed brilliantly well with my own and I really appreciated her less-than-traditional take on the series of seasonal festivals that make up the year. Rosby says out loud what many of us think privately about how ridiculous many of these over-commercialised rituals have become and how exhausting it can be to keep up with expectations. I especially loved her glaringly honest round robin Christmas letter and I wish I had the nerve to actually use one or two of her Valentine's Day rhymes! 

I think Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate would be the perfect book to wrap up as a Secret Santa gift if you know its recipient is equally as underwhelmed by the idea of creating a 'perfect' Christmas / Thanksgiving / Hallowe'en / ... it really is an endless stream of merriment!


Meet the Author:

Dorothy Rosby is a syndicated humor columnist and the author of four books of humorous essays. She’s the 2022 global winner of the Erma Bombeck Writers Competition, sponsored in part by the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. She lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 20 miles from Mount Rushmore, something she’s very proud of though she’s not on it—yet.

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