Details: Paperback, 348 pages
Publication: April 23, 2020 by Unhinged Press
Goodreads Synopsis: Alexa’s a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked off About, Humorous Essays on the Hassles of Our Time is part comical call to arms and part tongue-in-cheek tirade. It’s a good-natured rant about what brings us down during the day and keeps us up through the night, a collection of humorous essays that laugh at the nuisances of modern life: spammers and scammers, clutter and litter, bad manners and uncivil discourse. Too much stuff, too much noise, too much technology. Not enough patience, not enough kindness, not enough…chocolate?
My Thoughts: These essays cover just about every annoying thing that can possibly happen in a modern life: struggles with technology, littering, or even hoarding cups and glasses. Everyone, no matter what age, can find something in this book that they can relate to.
Not only was this book a great distraction from everything going on this year, but it was also pretty educational. She included statistics and facts about pollution, littering, and recycling. Though I don’t think the point of the essay was scrabble pieces, I did learn how many tiles are in Scrabble (the answer is 100, if you were wondering; two blank pieces and 98 letters).
Of course, as it is with other books similar, there are likely going to be some things you won’t relate to, and some that may even confuse you. There are a couple essays about kids and married life, which I didn’t relate to at all. Even so, they were still humorous.
A lot of the books I’ve read recently have been fairly dark and at times extremely emotional, so this book was a great book to read while processing the others. If you need a break from everything going on in the world right now, this might be the perfect book for you.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via iRead Book Tours and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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