25 July 2012

Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

Author: Lemony Snicket
Series: Stand-Alone
Genres: Humor, Non Fiction, All Ages
Publisher: HarperCollins
Released: 1 May 2007
Summary: courtesy of goodreads.com Lemony Snicket's work is filled with bitter truths, like: 'It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself.' Or: 'It is very easy to say that the important thing is to try your best, but if you are in real trouble the most important thing is not trying your best, but getting to safety.'
For all of life's ups and downs, its celebrations and its sorrows, here is a book to commemorate it all - especially for those not fully soothed by chicken soup. Witty and irreverent, Horseradish is a book with universal appeal, a delightful vehicle to introduce
Snicket's uproariously unhappy observations to a crowd not yet familiar with the Baudelaires' misadventures.
My Review: What a fun little book! I was recommended to this by a girl I work with who has a love of non-fiction.  Lemony Snicket delivers such a fun treat hiding amongst the Dewey decimals. Filled with little quotes and thoughts that are full of the dry humor and wit that Snicket is known for.  This is the perfect coffee table or nightstand book, because every single page is filled with something fun and enlightening to read.  I definitely recommend it if you’ve got an hour and you want to kill time, or if you want to put something especially witty as your facebook status update.

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