‘Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate; by Dorothy Rosby Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 12/6/22}

Nov 29, 2022 | 1 comment

Book Details:

Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate; Holidays, Special Occasions and Other Times Our Celebrations Get Out of Hand by Dorothy Rosby

Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 258 pages
Genre: Humorous Essay
Publisher: Unhinged Press
Release date: November 2022
Tour dates: Nov 15 to Dec 5, 2022
Content Rating: G – appropriate for the general audience as defined above

Book Description:

Christmas comes but once a year; chaos never ends! Happy Halloween, merry Christmas, and joyful Lumpy Rug Day. We didn’t make that up. Lumpy Rug Day is celebrated every May 3, though “celebrated” might be too strong a word. It’s the American way to create a celebration for everything, then turn it into a chore or worse, a nightmare. ’Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate is a collection of humorous essays about holidays, special occasions, and other times our celebrations make us feel not-so-celebratory. It’s understandable for those who think Christmas form letters can be honest—or they can be interesting. And it’s empathy for anyone who’s ever gotten poison ivy during Nude Recreation Week or eaten all their Halloween candy and had to hand out instant oatmeal packets to their trick-or-treaters. ​

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Review By LAWonder10:

This is a hilarious, uplifting book for not only “the Season” but all year long!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 30, 2022
Are you feeling “down” this Holiday Season, or do you know someone who is? If you need a “pick me up”, this book should do the trick.

This book is hilarious!! What makes it perfect, is that it is all clean humor!

In her book, Dorothy Rosby addresses not only the Holiday Season but everything from the Holidays to children’s birthdays. She has comical lists; ironically, some of them are very sensical. She also addresses many national days I have never heard of. This is a wonderfully uplifting book many of us will relate to. It somehow makes stressful times seem lighter.

This is a great book for the Holiday Season but also for all year long!

The cover is eye-catching, cheerful, and perfect, as is the Title.

I give this book 5 stars!

This book was gifted to me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.

Guest Post:

’Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate

’Tis the season to run up our credit card bills and give our friends and family good head starts on their next garage sales. The season to light up our houses like Las Vegas. The season to spend a week baking Christmas treats and then curse ourselves about holiday weight gain. In short, ’tis the season to feel inadequate.

Of course, we don’t just feel inadequate around Christmas. There’s also the national “un-holiday,” the day we all blow our New Year’s resolutions, which generally falls around January 3. There’s Halloween, the day we’re forced to race back to the grocery store to buy candy because we ate everything we bought for the trick-or-treaters. Or at least I do. And there’s Nude Recreation week, which I have yet to celebrate.

And by the way, I didn’t make that one up.  Nude Recreation Week is celebrated across the United States the week after Independence Day. I don’t participate because I tend to be a little chilly. Also because National Sunscreen Day is long gone having been observed on May 27.

At any rate, we heap a lot of stress on ourselves in the name of celebrating. I wonder if we’re setting our expectations too high. Maybe we should cut ourselves some slack when the next special occasion comes around. Holidays and other celebrations should be fun. It will still be Valentine’s Day on February 14 even if you haven’t taken your Christmas tree down yet. Your child’s birthday party doesn’t have to be at Disneyland. Thanksgiving will still be Thanksgiving even if you forgot to buy a turkey. And it will still be Nude Recreation Week even if you wear your bathrobe—or sunscreen.

Meet the Author:

Dorothy Rosby is a syndicated humor columnist and the author of four books of humorous essays. She’s the 2022 global winner of the Erma Bombeck Writers Competition, sponsored in part by the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. She lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 20 miles from Mount Rushmore, something she’s very proud of though she’s not on it—yet.

Connect with the Author:  

website  ~  twitter  ~  facebook  ~ bookbub ~  goodreads

headshot of author Dorthy Rosby

You Can Find the Tour Schedule Here :

Nov 15 –Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Nov 16 –Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 17 –Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 22 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 23 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 25 –FUONLYKNEW – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 28 –Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 28 – @twilight_reader  – book review 
Nov 29 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 30– Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 30 – Amy’s Booket List – book review / giveaway
Dec 1 – Lynchburg Reads – book review / giveaway
Dec 1 –Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Dec 2 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
Dec 2 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 2 – Novels Alive – book review / giveaway
Dec 5 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review / giveaway
Dec 5 – Duckfacekim09 – book spotlight / giveaway
​Dec 5 – 
Captive Dreams Window – book review / giveaway
​TBD – 
Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review/ guest post / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

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1 Comment
  1. Dorothy Rosby

    Thank you for taking the time read and review ‘Tis the Season! I appreciate it so much. And I’m glad you enjoyed the book. Wishing you a happy holidays season and a wonderful 2023!

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