Thursday, January 3, 2013

eBooks to Make You LOL

If you’re like me then you are probably deep into your winter blues by now. All of the holidays have passed, there are no off days in sight, and it’s bitterly cold. Your car looks like it detoured through a salt mine and forgot to tell you. You go to grocery stores out of necessity because your fridge is depressingly empty, save for condiments and a comedic wedge of cheese—but it’s so cold you only get the light stuff you can fling into your trunk in one go. You get unnecessarily annoyed at the neighbor down the block for still having their Christmas lights up to the point you’ve taken to honking like a mad man when you pass their house to prove your ire. You forget what summer looks like. It’s a rough time for all of us.
Fear not, I have something to brighten these dark days. Here’s a list of eBooks to make you laugh because even though you’re buying the smaller carton these days, we all need a little milk out the nose to remind us summer will be here…eventually.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames By David Sedaris: Sedaris is a wordsmith to epic proportions. He takes you through metaphors, hyperboles, and analogies so effortlessly you’re not even surprised your following his train of thought—and it actually makes sense. I read this one on a plane and laughed so much the stewardess asked me to keep it down. It’s that good.
The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy By Douglas Adams: It’s what happens when Science Fiction meets ‘What the…?’. Complete with a bumbling hero whom you can’t help root for, whose equal parts ridiculous andlovable. Arthur Dent has faced the apocalypse head on a couple of times in this beloved series and the end of the world has never been less terrifying.
Momfidence: An Orero never Killed Anybody And Other Secrets of Happier Parenting By Paula Spencer Lose the Guilt, Love Your Instincts
If the latest "breakthrough" child-development theory, parenting technique, or child-appropriate diet makes you worry or groan (or just want to lie down for a nap), it's time to make way for Momfidence! Paula Spencer, parenting expert and mother of four, provides refreshing, down-to-earth proof that most of the business of raising confident, healthy children involves nothing more complicated that trusting your instincts, using common sense, and above all, hanging on to your humor.

Need more? Search the eMedia Catalog for 'Humor'

by Christina Bernecker

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