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The book costs little more than a few fancy-schmancy greeting cards yet provides a gift that keeps on giving because it provides laughter, catharsis, and therapy a lot cheaper than they'll ever get from their fakakta therapists.
It would also be an exquisite treat for yourself, especially if your therapist of over 20 years has just recently revealed how repulsive she finds you and your life while your Mom exclaims to everyone she knows, "I have no family" even when you are standing right beside her. But most especially you should buy it for yourself since no one has sent you a gift in years and probably never will ...
Stu Jerris, or "Big Stu," as I imagine his admirers calling him, (I hope he doesn't mind me getting so familiar on a first date, sheesh!) takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Sturm Und Drang of life as we traverse the world from Stu's upside-down, inside-out, cockeyed (no pun intended) vantage point on the more stressful aspects of life such as relationships, sex, marriage, divorce, dating, diets, therapy, work, secrets...
He then attacks each topic from different perspectives, even including "greeting cards" for some. For example, Greetings from the Workplace: "There is no such thing as a ladder to corporate success. There is, however, a cliff you can jump off of;" Greetings from My Wife: "Dear Hubby Sweetheart, It's time to retire the bikini underwear, the only bulge I see is your stomach."
There is no way to truly summarize this book except to say, it's a smorgasbord and a constant surprise as you work your way through it. The good part about a smorgasbord as opposed to a sit-down meal is that, with a smorgasbord, you can take it a little at a time, sampling here and there, you don't have to consume it all at once. Especially if you've got acid reflux or are prone to diarrhea.
Speaking of smorgasbords, the cover of the book is just delicious - shiny, kitschy and funny like an old comic strip. The bright red tablecloth makes me crave pasta every time I read a little more. I've had 7 dishes of linguine so far.
Last but soitenly not least, I loved the "Dedication" and the "Why Bother With First Impressions If No One Likes You Anyway" section, written by what seems to be the REAL "Big Stu." I found it touching that he would be so honest in taking this risk to turn the craziness and pain of life into humor. Look at his face in the little picture on the back. Kudos, Stu, I wish you all the best in your endeavors!
So what are you waiting for, get yours today! As Stu would (probably) proclaim, at least in my imagination, "This book is a bargain! It would be cheap at half the price!"
Most "jokes" are longer but, sad to say, no funnier. There are maybe 250 "jokes" in the book, of which perhaps 4 made me laugh. Not worth it. If you're looking for something funny, look elsewhere.
(Full disclosure: this review written by the buyer's husband. I chose this book and the wife bought it. It was a poor choice.)
"The wife" chimes in: I agree wholeheartedly. Leave "droll" to Steven Wright.