Fridge book reviews
This book arrived just at the right time. Life was crumbling around me and it really helped me get my perspective. I laughed out loud several times and the whole family enjoyed the pop quizzes. Run out and buy this book right away." - Laura V. Hilton, Faithwebbin.net
"Countless life lessons are illustrated brilliantly with humor and wit using refrigerator themes. If you haven't laughed out loud in quite some time, this is a must-read." - Beverley Dillow, Aspiring Retail (CBA)
delightful to read, this book brings much needed humor to some of lifeís more
serious problems. Whether you are feeling overworked, underpaid or
unappreciated, this book is sure to turn your frown into a smile with the wit
and humor that only could come from Martha Bolton and Phil Callaway. I canít
even look at the front cover of this book without smiling! The book is divided
into 5 parts: Fridge Magnets (Bringing Joy Back to Life), Smelly Cheese (I Could
Cope with the World if it Wasnít for People), Chill First, Then Serve (You
Canít Be a Smart Cookie if You Have a Crummy Attitude), Empty Shelves
(Overworked, Overstressed, Overwhelmed, and Underappreciated-and Thatís the
Good News), and Just Desserts (The Best is Yet to Come). While all of these
sections are great, my favorite was Smelly Cheese (I Could Cope with the World
if it Wasn't for People). With charts such as the Desirable Friend Versus the
Undesirable Friend and the list of "Socially Acceptable Ways to Get Even
With Mean and Nasty People in Your Life" you are sure to be cracking up in
Each of these 5 sections is jam packed with fabulous humor as well as great insight into how to deal with the every day problems that come with life. The book served as a great reminder that sometimes the best thing we can possibly do in a situation is find a reason to laugh! I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a little help putting a smile back on their face. -Melissa Williams Netherton
authors admit that life is full of problems. There is not enough time in the
day, your kids won't stop fighting, your boss sends a clever e-mail but with
this throbbing headache it ain't funny, and those stupid drivers won't let you
merge onto the traffic. Not
to mention your best friends are getting divorced and your grandma is sick.
Stomp your feet and lash back at no one in particular. Don't. Grab this book,
"It's always Darkest Before the Fridge Door Opens," and you will learn
to laugh again, even at the pesky telemarketers. Learn to cope with a world that
would be perfect if it wasn't for the people, and you will also get a health tip
on why M&Ms are good for you. Martha Bolton, who lives in Tennessee, and Phil Callaway, who cleverly
survives living with three teenagers and his wife in Alberta,
Canada, have spent a lifetime making people laugh. "Laughter
has saved our jobs and our marriages, and it has kept us both relatively sane.
It has unclogged our arteries and kept us uncommonly thin," Callaway says.
"Laughter has saved our jobs and our marriages, and it has kept us both relatively sane. It has unclogged our arteries and kept us uncommonly thin," Callaway says.
Always Darkest ..." is divided into five parts. Let's begin. Part One:
Fridge Magnets. Laughter is nature's wonder drug, and Tommy Lasorda's quote
reads: "When we lose, I eat. When we win, I eat. I also eat when we're
rained out." Along the journey with the magnets healthful and spiritual
2 is titled "Smelly Cheese," but before you begin, turn back two pages
and take the Funny-Bone quiz. It is as real as Miss Piggy's words, "Never
eat more than you can lift." Wise words. Part 2 deals with the Top 10
Responses to a Telemarketers. Here are a few: 1. Here, talk to my 2-year-old. 2.
You say you want to speak to my husband? He died in a unicycle accident just
this morning. He collided with an oncoming bear in a tutu. It's the risk of
circus life. 3. Are you from a dating service? Me and my four kids are free
Saturday and we would love to go to Disneyland!
authors sprinkle their stories with quotes from comediennes they wrote for,
including like Henny Youngman: "I wanted to do something nice, so I bought
my mother-in-law a chair. Now they won't let me plug it in."
Misery" talks about the challenge of air travel. There are 10 New Ways to
Look at Air Travel. They begin with "Moving Sidewalks." "Have you
ever been walking on an airport moving sidewalk and found yourself wondering if
you were moving all that much faster than the guy with the broken leg, pulling
Samsonite behind him while balancing a latte with his teeth? Then he actually
pulls ahead of you ..." If you can't relate to the stories on airplane
seats that really don't recline, airline blankets and airplane restrooms, then
your funny-bone is in serious need of repair.
wonder where these humor writers get their material? In 2002, the news covered a
story about a Massachusetts doctor who apparently abandoned his patient on the
operating table while he left to cash a check at a nearby bank. The authors ask
doctors if they have some sort of chart letting them know the time frame of how
long the patient will be under: Tonsillectomy? Cyst removal? Get oil change in
car. Take clothes to cleaners, and on and on. It made me thankful my doctors
come out in their scrubs to report the results, but you'll have to admit these
says he crept up behind his mother one night when she was on her knees praying
and overheard her, "Oh, thank you, God, he's finally in bed!"
lots more, but I can see your furrowed brow has been replaced with laugh lines. -
-Velma Daniels, Bookworm
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