Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Navy Girl Book, by Scott Erickson

Title: The Navy Girl Book

Author: Scott Erickson

Publisher: Azaria Press

Date: September 6, 2014

Paperback: 152 pages

About the Book
The Navy Girl Book is a collection of short pieces of surreal humor, absurdity, twisted dialogue, non sequiturs, incongruity, unabashed silliness, strange weirdness, and puns galore. 

My Take
Do you like reading funny things? If that is the case, then you should get your hands on a copy of Scott Erickson's book, The Navy Girl Book. It is filled with poems, stories, dialogues, etc. It will keep you laughing from the beginning of the book to the end. I was really surprised how funny a lot of it was. For example, under Today's Headlines he writes, Worm eludes early bird only to succumb to late sleeper. A lot of his stuff had me cracking up. I wanted to share some of it with my daughter, but she is too young for some of it. What about the part where he writes, The Surgeon General has determined that this warning label isn't going to deter you from smoking. Even though a lot of it is just for laughs, I found truth in a lot of the humour.

If you are a girl, keep this book in your purse and if you are a guy, keep a copy in your jacket pocket. If by chance you are having a bad day, pull it out and start reading your way to a better day.

About the Author
Scott Erickson is a writer of humor and satire. His pieces have been published in The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury, Bang!, and several humor websites. He is a two-time winner of the Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction. One of his stories was included in the book Laugh Your Shorts Off, a compilation of contest winners from the website Humor and Life in Particular.

A complimentary copy of this book was given to me by the author through Bostick Communications for an honest review.

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