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  1. March 6, 2011 6:31 am

    I have been known to cuss like a sailor, but I’ve curtailed that over the years. I think as we get older, we learn that it just isn’t flattering and sounds kinda silly. I do believe that laughing about things is a good way to cope, and this lady appears to be well-prepared to handle whatever is thrown at her.

  2. March 6, 2011 6:59 am

    I’m not terribly fond of essays; it really has to be a perfect mix, so I doubt that I’d like this book.

  3. March 6, 2011 7:13 am

    Now this one will be right up my street. I love to poke fun at myself so I can’t wait to read someone else doing it.

  4. March 6, 2011 7:34 am

    Not sure this is one for me but if I see it at the book store I’ll take a look at it.

  5. March 6, 2011 7:45 am

    Such a great review for a book that has filthy language!! LOL You know, I agree with you about how young people just sling that stuff around these days. It could be a good read for that generation, as you say. But, based on your review, I might also have a go at it!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, as always. Love to see what you’re up to!

  6. March 6, 2011 8:09 am

    I reviewed it also and feel the same way…too much language that wasn’t necessary.

  7. March 6, 2011 9:27 am

    Doesn’t sound like the book for me with the language issue. It’s too bad some authors can’t find a way to express themselves without resorting to profanity.

  8. March 6, 2011 9:27 am

    I’ve never liked to hear a lot of crude stuff, even when I was younger!

    By the way, I had to laugh at your comment on Sandy’s post!

  9. March 6, 2011 10:12 am

    It seems to me that most people who use crude language do so as a lack of knowing the proper words to use to really express what they are feeling. And it’s a lack of good manners too. Would someone really talk like that in front of their boss, mother, authority figure? I don’t mind a few vulgar words in novels but when the text is peppered with it, I can find better ways to use my valuable time.

  10. March 6, 2011 10:53 am

    This sounds like a maybe/maybe not for me. A lot of slang can be off-putting for me too, but it looks like the writer has had an interesting life, so it will be nice to read about that too.

  11. Kathleen permalink
    March 6, 2011 1:48 pm

    This one sounds like it might not be my cup of tea either. I like the idea of it being a group of essays though since maybe I could skip the ones that I don’t like.

  12. March 6, 2011 2:04 pm

    Funny how humour mean different things to different people. Used as a coping mechanism is a strength but using highly suggestive profanity would probably turn me off as well. The F bomb can terminate my appeal if used overly.

  13. March 6, 2011 2:54 pm

    I appreciate your honest review. This would not be a book for me, I do not care to read a lot of profanity or slang.

  14. March 6, 2011 3:13 pm

    Probably not a book I want to read but I always admire the way you review books like this one. You do it like a lady!!!

  15. March 6, 2011 4:13 pm

    I don’t mind crude language…well ok I can take a few words here and there, just not too much

  16. March 6, 2011 4:24 pm

    I’m not all that fond of crude language–but if it is used carefully it can be effective in its way. This sounds as though it isn’t. Too bad.
    Great, honest review as always. Thank you.

  17. March 6, 2011 6:09 pm

    Part of me is curious and then part of my feels like I’ll have the same reaction that you did.

  18. March 6, 2011 6:32 pm

    My grandmother used to say that people who swore sounded like a horse’s ass…which strikes me funny on two levels now that I am older. She was swearing, that granny 🙂

  19. March 6, 2011 6:34 pm

    I notice flagrant use of profanity in the books I read now too. I used to never really care about it before, and I’ve been known to cuss up a storm, but something about it in writing lately has bothered me. I think it’s really unnecessary and often it makes me feel uncomfortable. Real people don’t usually talk like that all the time.

  20. March 6, 2011 6:39 pm

    I am the same way about profanity and crudeness in books. A bit of it is fine, but I especially don’t like it when things get into the “too much information” type of crudeness.

  21. March 6, 2011 7:14 pm

    I’m a big fan of personal essays so I’ll have to check this out. I love the title too!

  22. March 6, 2011 7:35 pm

    Your review has actually put this book on my TBR, Kathy. It’s not that I enjoy profanity, but I am a New Yorker, and grew up in the advertising/publishing industry (where profanity is party of the air you breathe). I also have a family of skin cancer survivors (my mom is a 16-year melanoma survivor, thankfully). I think I might give it a try. Thanks for your review.

  23. March 6, 2011 8:25 pm

    I don’t know if this book is for me. I don’t mind language unless it’s distracting which it sound like it is. I hope the next book you pick up is better.

  24. March 6, 2011 8:33 pm

    I’m not big into crude either..Julie of Julie and Julia fame turned me off totally with her crudeness too.

  25. March 6, 2011 10:05 pm

    I was intrigued by this one but will pass now, unnecessary language and the essays, not my cup of tea.

  26. March 7, 2011 8:47 am

    This sounds fantastic. I’m totally off to investigate it further.

  27. March 7, 2011 1:43 pm

    I have to say profanity does throw me off now that I am older. Kind of makes me wonder where my younger, profanity slinging self went. 🙂

  28. March 7, 2011 2:10 pm

    I’m with you on the use of profanity and the crudeness factor. The author cut out a big portion of people who might have wanted to read her book by doing that. I sometimes tell myself that my aversion to crude is because of my age but I don’t think that’s it. It’s a matter of manners. A well-mannered person does not offend others.

  29. March 7, 2011 2:46 pm

    I have put Sometime I Feel Like A Nut on my tbr list because of your review. I admit, I can have a potty mouth at times so thinking I can overlook a lot of that. I believe that when one can find humor in even the most difficult situations has a good attitude of life in general.

  30. stacybuckeye permalink
    March 8, 2011 9:49 am

    I don’t mind profanity unless it seems like it part of their everyday vocabulary. That sounds like what this is.

  31. March 8, 2011 1:27 pm

    This sounds like an interesting read. I don’t really mind slang or cussing, but I do agree that too much can overtake the whole point of the story/essay. It’s great she sees humor in situations though. That’s always important!

  32. March 11, 2011 10:08 am

    It may be my age, but I see profanity filled writing as lazy writing. It’s a cheap way to liven up dead prose, a lazy way to make dull writing sound interesting to some people. Unfortunately, it makes me turn away from it, which is a shame because I like a person with a good sense of humor.

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