I scrolled to the first page and read about Fingers. My brow knitted but still I smiled because this extremely short reflection was but a few paragraphs in length.
Onward I went, to the Land of Four and Twenty Blackbirds. Again, several paragraphs of goosiness, but now I'm getting it. These stories aren't stories, in your typical sense. They are whimsical and sometimes nonsensical, but all were brilliant in their composition.
Sometimes the author pits her wit against another author's work. For example in the section Me and Capote: Capote: "I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true." Author: "I don't care if people lie about Truman Capote. Go wild." then on the very next page, she challenges the reader.
For example, in You and Emily Dickinson. Dickinson: "Forever is composed of nows." Author: (Your turn. Use the space below to make up your own quote about the above quote).
It isn't all challenges of this sort. Most are reflections by the author written in extremely creative manner.
For example: Truth, Lies, and King Kong -- "Sometimes you feel like King Kong. But you don't tell anyone because it sounds like you're bragging. Other times you are King Kong, and you know you are..." (I won't finish writing this out).
There are some of her "stories" that are a bit more lengthy, but they are still brilliant and well worth reading. If you want to laugh, smile, shake your head, knit your brow...reflect on your appendages...give this book a go. It really is one of the ones I found truly worth reading. Bravo!
NOTE TO THE AUTHOR: I get you're quirky, but do consider a new book cover (you can still include the sheep). I almost passed this by because of it, and I sincerely would have regretted it.
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