BOOK REVIEW AND Book GIVE AWAY - Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate by Dorothy Rosby
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
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.
What a hilarious look at how over the top our holidays have become as well as the pressure we put upon ourselves to have the “perfect” holiday season. This book is laugh out loud funny – I was laughing even in public – this book is that funny!
The essays contained in this book are relatable, as I read them, I identified with many of the situations and how in my younger years the holidays were so much more stressful. Admittedly, I am a recovering perfectionist and cannot express how liberating my life is now that I don’t put as much pressure on myself.
The writing style flows nicely, and the satire of the book kept me engaged from start to finish. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a good laugh while prepping for this year’s holiday season.
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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