Monday, February 28, 2011

"Mr. Funny Pants" by Michael Showalter Review and Giveaway...



Mr. Funny Pants
Michael Showalter (Author)


Product Details
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (February 22, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446542105


Product Description
"I was at my wit's end. I'd had enough of this job, this life, and my relationship had broken up. Should I eat chocolate, or go to India, or fall in love? Then I had a revelation: Why not do all three, in that order? And so it was that I embarked on a journey that was segmented into three parts and was then made into a major motion picture. Later, I woke up on an airplane with a hole in my face and a really bad hangover. I was ushered brusquely off the plane by my parents who took me to a rehab where I tested positive for coke, classic coke, special k (the drug), Special K (the cereal), mushrooms, pepperoni, and Restless Leg Syndrome. It was there that I first began painting with my feet.But rewind...the year was 1914. I was just a young German soldier serving in the trenches while simultaneously trying to destroy an evil ring with some help from an elf, a troll, and a giant sorcerer, all while cooking every recipe out of a Julia Child cookbook. What I'm trying to say is that there was a secret code hidden in a painting and I was looking for it with this girl who had a tattoo of a dragon! Let me clarify, it was the 1930s and a bunch of us were migrating out of Oklahoma, and I was this teenage wizard/CIA operative, okay? And, um then I floated off into the meta-verse as a ball of invisible energy that had no outer edge...Ugh, okay. None of this is true. I'm just kind of a normal guy from New Jersey who moved to New York, got into comedy, wrote this book about trying to write this book, and then moved to Alaska, became the mayor of a small town, spent $30,000 on underwear, and now I'm going to rule the world!!!"

What we thought: I can't remember the last book I read that made me laugh as often or as hard as Mr. Funny Pants! This book is hilarious!! Seriously, it is so random and the author goes on tangents from the starting point that end up who knows where. B often tells me my mind works this way as well, so maybe that is why I loved the book so much:) If you enjoyed the brief synopsis above, you will really love this book...this is the style it is written in and the subject matter only gets funnier the further you get into the book. Mr. Funny Pants is a quick, LOL read full of refreshing comic relief:) ABCD Diaries gives Mr. Funny Pants an A+!

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Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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