3 from Ron's stack
Ron and I have very different tastes in books and bring home very different stacks of books. But sometimes I read some of his or vice versa. Here’s three of his choices that I read or skimmed but didn’t put on my list.
I checked this one in at work and knew immediately I had to bring it home for Ron. As a big fan of The South Beach Diet, I found this over the top parody almost frightening. It promises to help you gain "two full dress sizes in eight days", laying out a program of four mega ginormous meals per day and including recipes like Batter Fried Twinkies . But it is laugh out loud funny at times and I knew the book’s willful sloth and in-your-face tone would appeal to Ron. It did.
A kind of cross between Steel Magnolias and Judith Martin in a place where Paula Deen meets Martha Stewart. Somebody is going to die… is an hilarious treatment of Southern weddings from the perspective of the ladies of a certain Mississippi Delta town. Their spot on observations and hilarious anecdotes present Southern weddings from shot-gun to over-the-top in all their glory. And the included recipes for everything from wedding cake and punch to cheese straws and chicken salad cream puffs, while not quite as scary as the North Beach stuff, contain more than enough butter and cream to frighten Dr. Agaston and please Ms. Deen.
I am only a few chapters into this one and probably will not finish it. Lotsa chatter with lots currently fashionable terminology. Much talk about a new collaborative economy and web 2.0 changing the world and Generation N and yada yada yada. Ron says parts of it are very interesting, so maybe it will pick up and I will finish, but I am doubtful.
Hoping to hear tomorrow about the job I interviewed for last week and have another interview scheduled Tuesday, and working four days this week. And looking forward to day off on payday, Thursday.