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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me

Book #23 on my reading list was Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me, a collection of short pieces by authors and comedians such as Stephen Colbert, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, David Rees and Andy Richter with an intro by Nick Hornby.

Sounds great, but sadly this one was a disappointment (as I suppose most of these kinds of collections are). There's the occassional funny piece but lots of phoned in contributions too (I'm calling you out Colbert). A few of the better stories were pieces by Dan Vebber, David Wain, Tom McCarthy, Paul Simms and Bruce Jay Friedman, not exactly the marquee names...coincidence?

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