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Mallory Ortberg
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Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it 2 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 3 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 4 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,...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
Hilariously imagined text conversations—the passive aggressive, the clever, and the strange—from classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O’Hara to Jessica Wakefield.Mallory Ortberg, the co-creator of the cult-favorite website The Toast, presents this whimsical collection of hysterical tex...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 4 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...
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