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Thoughts by Katherine Heiny, Vintage 2017, 322 pagesChallenge: Personal, just a whim Genre: non-plot driven family focused comedy? Type/Source: Tradeback/can’t recall Why I read this now: not sure about this, either
MOTIVATION for READING: Somewhere I read a positive rec on this and it landed in my lap. Jumped into my book-buying basket somehow. I don’t remember! I could possibly have been swayed by the mathematical-ish title.
WHAT’s it ABOUT: I have another video to share. Crazy, right? I do these with zero planning and then they make it into a post here while I probably should be doing other things. Like vacuuming.
WHAT’s GOOD: It *is* funny, but not wildly funny. (Why do we always have to qualify what is funny? such a personal odd thing: humor…) It has funny moments and witty insights and nutty characters.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Oh just watch this. See how I try to bury these so you have to read to the end of the post before you realize I have a video? Is this passive aggressive? I’m asking too many self-consciousy questions.
RATING: I give this 4 slices of pie – I enjoyed it. I’ve been reading too many heavy books. This fit me right when I needed it.
Well, wasn’t she the sneaky one with that cottage pie!”
11 thoughts on “Standard Deviation”
The wife sounds funny but I might need more plot.
oh, things happen! But it’s just not like a mystery where there’s this big reveal and then it ends. it is more like a year in the life kind of thing with adventures of Worrying about there son and Graham dealing with his ex-wife and just realizing that family is great
Glad you liked it, Jill
I am loving your videos! I tend to like books about kids with Asperger’s or autism because it’s such a unique perspective. I’m adding it to the wish-list.
Oh good. I hope you like.
Think I’d like this one. Love the video reviews!
It’s on its way.
This one is on my list too (and my library has it which is great). I thought it was on the TOB longlist from last year but alas no. So I don’t know where I heard good things either…but somewhere!
P.S. great video. You could totally youtube.
Well, I *am* on youtube. I have to upload to there to get ’em to show here…
Thanks! And cool that this isn’t as obscure as I thought if you, too, have it on your tbr.