Tag Archives: humor

Book Review: The Day Of The Donald

The Day Of The Donald:  Trump Trumps America!, by Andrew Shaffer If one compares this book to the author’s writing in the Obama-Biden mystery series, which takes as its starting point the political afterlife of the previous president and vice … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Survive A Sharknado

How To Survive A Sharknado And Other Unnatural Disasters, by Andrew Shaffer with contributions by Fin Shepard & April Wexler It is easy to imagine how this book came to be.  Let us picture some sort of planning meeting by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hope Never Dies

Hope Never Dies (Obama Biden Mystery #1), by Andrew Shaffer Without being particular partisans of either of the main characters in this uproariously funny and also deeply poignant mystery novel, namely former president Obama and former vice president Biden, there … Continue reading

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Book Review: Literary Rogues

Literary Rogues:  A Scandalous History Of Wayward Authors, by Andrew Shaffer Reading this book for me was a rather Nathanish experience, full of ambivalence and amusing irony and complexity.  The author is himself a successful writer of multiple volumes of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fifty Shames Of Earl Grey

Fifty Shames Of Earl Grey:  A Parody, by Fanny Merkin (aka Andrew Shaffer) One of the most obvious but seldom asked questions when it comes to books is do they need to exist?  Does this book have a worth or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Philosophers Who Failed At Love

Great Philosophers Who Failed At Love, by Andrew Shaffer Perhaps the most embarrassing and Nathanish thing about this book is that it is one that I could see (in a worst-case scenario) being expanded to include my own disastrous love … Continue reading

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Book Review: Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy:  A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson This wasn’t quite the book I wanted.  That is not to say that this is a horrible book.  If you have read, and enjoyed, the author’s previous work Let’s … Continue reading

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Why Do We Need April Fools’ Jokes Anyway?

As I have commented before, I am not fond of April Fool’s jokes for a variety of reasons [1].  For one, I happen to be one of those people who happens to believe that the year should start at this … Continue reading

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All The Little Connections

It does appear as if the human mind is hard-wired to make connections, but given the way that memories are made and habits are formed through the building of neurons and paths between them, it would make perfect sense that … Continue reading

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Separating The Wheat From The Chaff

How long does it take for us to be able to tell the difference between that which is of lasting value and that which deserves to be consigned to oblivion?  It is clear that popularity at the time does not … Continue reading

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