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Mallory Ortberg
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Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it 3 years ago
Those familiar with Mallory Ortberg (recently transitioned to Daniel Mallory Ortberg) from the Toast website or her first book, Texts from Jane Eyre, already know that he is extremely well-read and that his point-of-view can be truly unique and humorous. In his newest book, the Merry Spinster, Ortb...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 4 years ago
As advertised.This gave me a lot of laughs. Obviously, the more of these books you've read, the more mileage you'll get out of it, but some of the stories covered are so familiar that anyone could pick this up and find something to laugh about.
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 5 years ago
I had previously read a few of these online, and liked them. I wanted to read the book but, with my TBR, who knows when I'd ever have gotten around to getting a copy? When Audible had this on sale for a dollar, I was interested but hesitant. How well would it translate into audio form? Pretty well,...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 6 years ago
This book is hilarious. The literature used is fairly diverse (Gilgamesh all the way to The Hunger Games). Some entries parody the actual book, others the author/poet, and others the characters of the book.I think the test of a parody is if it's still funny even if you don't know the original source...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 6 years ago
The answer to the question nobody asked: What would some of the most famous literary figures (characters/writers) say if they texted their friends and family? Well, Mallory Ortberg asked it, I guess. Most of the answers she cooked up are worth reading -- some will induce chuckles, maybe a guffaw, ...
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