Friday, September 30, 2005

Wednesday I finished We Thought You Would Be Prettier by Laurie Notaro. This is her fourth book of humorous personal essays and, while I have enjoyed all of them, I thought the last one wasn't as good as the first two. Luckily Laurie raised the bar with this book. Not only was it laugh out loud funny at times, but a few of the essays dug deeper and commented on growing up and moving on.

And then yesterday I read Flush by Carl Hiaasen, one of his books for kids. It seemed in this one as if he used his typical central character, but put him a few years down the line from when we usually see him - now married and with kids but still pulling the same stunts, putting strain on his marriage and family. When he is put in jail, his son and daughter decide to do what their dad couldn't and prove that someone is dumping waste into the bay.

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