I’ll mature when I’m dead : Dave Barry’s amazing tales of adulthood

From Jackie Cantwell
Author:  Dave Barry
I’ll mature when I’m dead : Dave Barry’s amazing tales of adulthood
This is another laugh-out-loud book from my favorite funny man. With chapters covering topics such as fatherhood, technology, dog ownership, Dave’s Hollywood career and visiting Miami, you’re sure to find a favorite. Two chapters are hilarious parodies of the recent popular phenomena: The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer and “24” the television show starring Kiefer Sutherland. My favorite is  “Tips for visiting Miami: No. 1: Are you insane?” This had me in stitches: “We also have a growing population of unwelcome out-of-town wildlife species that have come here and clearly intend to stay. Two invasive species in particular have caused serious concern: Burmese pythons, and New Yorkers. The New Yorkers have been coming for years, which is weird because pretty much all they do once they get to Florida is bitch about how everything here sucks compared to the earthly paradise that is New York. They continue to root, loudly, for the Jets, the Knicks, the Mets, and the Yankees; they never stop declaring, loudly, that in New York the restaurants are better, the stores are nicer, the people are smarter, the public transportation is free of sharks, etc.” Dave has a most unique suggestion for handling the python problem once and for all.

Bossypants

From Catherine Costanzo
author: Fey, Tina
Bossypants
This was a book of comedy written by Tina Fey telling of her start in the business, and detailing her journey through stage and screen.  It was interesting to find out that some of the things that she talks about were real events in her life.  Also, it gave some insight as to how the TV shows etc. work behind the scenes.  Light reading, and interesting if you’re at all interested in her work.

Medium Raw

From Lynne Demestichas 
author: Bourdain, Anthony
Medium Raw
We all think we know our t.v. travel hosts and our famous chefs. After reading Medium Raw,by, well I’ll just call him Tony, I feel like I know  uch
more about my favorite t.v. personality, and some things I would never have known about some other importantant culinary favorites of  mine. There is a lot of “dishing” going on, and even though in his earlier book, Kitchen Confidential,Tony really grills some well known personalities,he almost apologizes for some previous comments he has made in this resturant saga.Read to find out what he thinks of Emeril,  Rachel and his best friend,Eric Ripert.The grease and grime of his life are far more interesting than a good recipe and I enjoyed his journey  through the kitchens of his life.Thanks for a great read Anthony, I mean Tony!

Chelsea Chelsea bang bang

Chelsea Chelsea bang bang

From Jackie Cantwell
author: Handler, Chelsea

Warning: contains scatological humor, sex/drug references, adult situations, cursing, etc. It is also laugh-out-loud funny.  Skip the first two chapters: she covered similar ground in previous books (including trying to get a Cabbage Patch doll). There’s a practical joke involving a supposed dead dog and her boyfriend, Ted.  There are also vacations on Martha’s Vineyard with her siblings in her father’s filthy house and on Turks/Caicos with her entourage. One story consists of e-mails amongst her siblings of their efforts to sell the dilapidated NJ home of their father (whom they nicknamed “Platypus” and who may be sleeping with his Jamaican housekeeper).  There’s also a friend’s rooftop wedding, and will Ted’s helicopter land on them as the vows are exchanged?