Alexa’s a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked off About, Humorous Essays on the Hassles of Our Time by Dorothy Rosby
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+) , 355 pages
Genre: Humorous Essay | Publisher: Unhinged Press
Release date: April, 2020 | Tour dates: August 10 to August 21, 2020
Content Rating: G - appropriate for general audience as defined above
"Alexa’s a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked off About, Humorous Essays on the Hassles of Our Time" is a low-brow look at high-minded living, a good-natured (mostly) rant about some of the challenges we face and some of the annoyances we deal with just because we’re alive and trying to thrive at this moment in history. Part comedic call to arms and part tongue-in-cheek tirade, "Alexa’s a Spy" goes after, among other things, spammers and scammers, clutter and litter, intrusive technology and uncivil discourse. Too much stuff, too much noise, too much to worry about. Not enough patience, not enough kindness, not enough…chocolate? As a syndicated humor columnist, Dorothy Rosby has been ranting for more than 20 years in publications across the West and Midwest. If her latest book doesn’t change the world, and most likely it won’t, we’ll at least go down the tubes together, knowing how really foolish we’re all being.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This is such a great book!
This is a fun, interesting humorous book all in one! It is non-fiction, yet reads like a novel. The true life insights are very clever.
The author expresses thoughts on every day occurrences and topics one can easily relate to, in a very matter-of-fact, comic way. Some of the things she express her thoughts on are hilarious!
One of the topics she addressed is "time wasters - and the different aspects of wasting time. It is becoming an increasing problem in today's society
Because of th wide variety of topics and the straight-to-the-point way she approaches them, the book is very amusing and far from boring! It is a great book for conversation.
I offer a Five Stars rating for this book.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review.
The World According to Facebook
They say a friend will help you move, but a true friend will help you move a body. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the vast majority of my Facebook friends wouldn’t help me with either of those. But if I’m ever in a position to need the latter, I probably shouldn’t mention it on Facebook.
I’ve seen people post about almost everything else. I have a few Facebook friends whose posts I know I’ll look back on someday and see as warning signs I missed.
Sure, we can take down a post, but not always before it takes us down. That’s why I think there are a few things we should never share on Facebook. No PUI for one thing—posting under the influence. Worldwide more than 1.5 billion people log onto Facebook every day, but in an alcoholic haze it’s easy for some people to forget their parents, children and employer may be among them.
And I don’t think you should ever say something to someone on Facebook that you wouldn’t say to their face. Just my luck, I’ll tell someone they’re a few posts short of a whole fence, then run into them at the grocery store the next day.
I don’t think you should post about how much you hate your job either. Your employer may find out and relieve you of your pain. Then you can spend the rest of your days unemployed and posting from your mother’s basement.
None of this is to say I don’t enjoy Facebook. I love animal videos and baby pictures. I love reconnecting with people I haven’t seen in years. I like that people aren’t as choosy about Facebook friends as they are in the real world so I can have more of them.
Still Facebook is one aspect of modern life I discuss in Alexa’s a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked off About, Humorous Essays on the Hassles of Our Time. It does tick me off sometimes. In its short life, Facebook has replaced solitaire as the most common way to avoid doing actual work, created terrific job opportunities for Russian trolls and taken the art of small talk to a whole new level: “I hate rain.” “Me too.” “I’m doing laundry.” “Have fun with that.”
Meet the Author:
Dorothy Rosby is a syndicated humor columnist and author of two other books of humorous essays "I Used to Think I Was Not That Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better" and "I Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake from Scratch, Parenting Blunders from Cradle to Empty Nest." She’s working on her fourth and hoping to give it a shorter title—something like "Wow" or "Best Seller." She lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 20 miles from Mount Rushmore, something she’s very proud of even though she’s not on it. Yet.
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