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Idiots and Children: Slightly Off-Kilter Tales of Family, Food, and…

by Diana Estill

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What a fantastic read! Truth is stranger, and much more humorous than fiction. Diana's stories are hilarious! I love the compilation of events that have had such a lasting impact on her life. Really, you can't make this up, people!

It's comforting to know that there's someone out there that has just as good stories to tell, and uplifting for all those times I've been told "you should write a book about this". I've never thought how entertaining someone's life stories could actually be. I may have a new motivation.

A big thank you to Diana Estill for putting it out there that we all have crazy relations, even if sometimes that train is you.

*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  UrbanAudreyE | Jun 13, 2016 |
I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a collection of humorous short tales mostly involving the author and the author's family. Occasionally, a moral is provided, but generally, it's light, amusing fare.

The stories were short enough that none of them provoked boredom and if I didn't like one, well, a new one would come along shortly thereafter. I was grossed out by some (kids eating cat poop).

I didn't find the stories laugh out loud funny, but they were true to life. ( )
  deshanya | Dec 29, 2014 |
The first several essays in this book were very entertaining and reminded me a bit of David Sedaris. Estill is quite funny and writes about the things a lot of people probably think but only say to their partners or best friends. I'd love to have a conversation with her and hear her unedited thoughts! Her writing is journal-like. Each entry was focused on a particular topic, but there were times when I was confused by seemingly unrelated content. The final five essays did not provide the humor I was expecting after reading the first 75% of the book; however, Fifty Nightsahdes of Grey was interesting. (I never knew tomato plants needed so much stimulation!) Many of the essays are accompanied by photos, which is a big bonus in my opinion. ( )
  KJFarnham | Nov 26, 2014 |
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