Sunday, February 19, 2017
(T)he complete collection of her “My Planet” articles published in Reader’s Digest. She was a hit columnist in the magazine, and this book features the articles she wrote in that time.
I adore Mary Roach’s writing. She makes me laugh, but also writes about all KINDS of fascinating things, like corpses and what happens to them.
This is a collection of short essays, some better than others, but sometimes you need a quick and amusing story.
Home repair projects around our house generally fall into two categories: “I’ll get to that this weekend” and “I’ll get to that this summer.” Followed by an eventual shift to a third category: “I’ll get the Yellow Pages.”
My mother always fed our cats PET milk, and I’d assumed it was a special inexpensive kind of milk for pets. “Why, sure,” said Ed. “It’s shelved right there next to the IDIOT Milk.”
I believe prewashing is demeaning to the dishwasher. If people wash the dishes first, the dishwasher is reduced to a sort of unneeded front-loading autoclave.
It is an amusing collection, and I picked it up on sale. I don’t think I’d recommend paying the list price for it, but on sale it was amusing.
Published by Reader’s Digest