My Planet

My Planet

Finding Humor in the Oddest Places

Book - 2013
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Roach takes a magnifying glass to everyday life, exposing moments of hilarity in the mundane and revealing amusing musings about marriage, automated customer service, and mazelike bargain stories
Publisher: New York : The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9781621450719
Characteristics: xi, 193 pages ; 21 cm


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ser_library Apr 18, 2017

predictable twists and puns, but very enjoyable as bus reading, or whenever you have time for 3 pages. would be good to read to people who are ill

Dec 01, 2016

Mundane, unwitty, and boring. If you're alive and alert, you've experienced most of this stuff and the things she writes about are not really even laughable, or mostly not even worth a chuckle. I read one of her other books and it was worthwhile...the others not so much so.

Nov 14, 2016

Not her finest but it's Readers Digest, after all.

Aug 29, 2015

Not sure the last time I read a book in one day. It is not a big read but I just couldn't put it down. Good stuff!

Feb 04, 2015

This is a gut-splitting collection of short pieces that were originally published in Reader's Digest. They are observational humour columns about everyday life, from moving to a new home, buying furniture, going on vacation with family, shopping, and more. Many episodes feature Mary's husband, Ed, who clearly has as dry a sense of humour as his wife. People who were near me while I read this tended to move away because I was laughing so loud and so much. It was an absolute blast to read!

lasmith55 Oct 25, 2014

Easy reading from an entertaining author. I liked Packing for Mars the best of all of her books so far.

Jan 21, 2014

Very funny observations by Mary about minutia that baffles all of us in everyday life.

Nov 15, 2013

A good collection of short snippets of daily life. A fun, and entertaining read that is perfect for a commute or when you only have a few minutes.


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