Great Books, From Me to You

December 11, 2011 § 17 Comments

It is Christmas time and a season for giving. Here are three awesome books that are newish to me and I want to give them away because THEY ARE AWESOME and I like you guys. Have you lost weight?    

The CHICKtionary by Anna Lefler

This is  a hilarious. It includes more than 450 words, ranging from “A-Line” to “Z-Snap.” But the book does more than just provide definitions. It offers interesting comments, examples, and comic relief.

An Excerpt:

Backrub, noun

1. A soothing, therapeutic massage of the shoulders and/or back that is ideally administered by a trained professional, but can also be quite pleasurable when given by a motivated amateur (preferrable neither an employee of yours nor the person who signs your paycheck). 2. When placed in quotation marks, “backrub” takes on a different shade of meaning, namely an excuse for a man to apply his hands on you in hopes that his skillful caress will work you into such a lather of desire that he’ll soon be penning one of those Penthouse Forums letters.

People were startled by my laughter as I read this. I want to be Anna Lefler someday. Thankfully, I’m already married, blonde, tallish, and have children. I feel downright rotten for all those women waiting on mail-order grooms. They have to wait that much longer to achieve Leflerdom. 

Ketchup Is A Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves by Robin O’Bryant

“A book about motherhood that will make you nod with recognition, while simultaneously reminding you to schedule a hysterectomy.” -Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess “With the humor of Bombeck and the warmth of a best girlfriend, Robin O’Bryant gives every mom permission to not be perfect. The chapter on road-tripping with three tiny children and a flu-stricken husband was one of the funniest things I’ve ever read. Pour yourself some “mommy juice” and enjoy meeting Robin and her “chicks.” -Celia Rivenbark, NYTs best-selling author of “You Don’t Sweat Much for a Fat Girl.”  
Lala dwells in a cave that lies deep below the ground, worlds away from the castle where three beautiful princesses live. She is the best krinkle-nut digger by far, but she longs for more: the dresses, the parties, the royal life. Up, up, up Lala climbs and sneaks into the castle. She tries on the princesses’ gowns…and is caught. But the princesses dress Lala up and let her attend a ball. She stumbles. She bumbles. She is laughed at. Can Lala find it in her heart to forgive the girls who tricked her? Will Lala find out what it means to be a real princess?
I picked this book up for my niece and was enchanted. If you know a little girl or have a daughter you must, must, must give this book to her. It is a perfect story of self-acceptance and forgiveness.
In order to win these books, all you have to do is tweet/facebook/batsign about the giveaway and tell me you did so in the comment section. The winner will be randomly selected through some kind of computer generating picker mechanism that hasn’t reached consciousness. You have until midnight (central time) December 20th.
Merry Christmas! And because this is an inclusive blog, Happy Hanakkah. 

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