Monday, August 17, 2020

Alexa's a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked Off About Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

This morning, I have something a little different in our book review spotlight: a collection of humorous essays! Check out Alexa's a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked Off About, read my thoughts on the book, learn about author Dorothy Rosby--and enter the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!

Book Title:  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
Content Rating:  G - appropriate for general audience as defined above

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About the Book

"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.

My Review

Alexa's a Spy Takes a Light-Hearted Look at Modern Irritations. I will admit that I share many (many many many) of the author's views on the minor annoyances and irritations that plague our busy, modern existences. Many of us struggle with the issues that the author notes--and so many of us have tried to "fix" our lives in the ways that she discusses. I loved the author's writing style--and her knack for putting words to the feelings and ideas that many of us have had ourselves from time to time! With notes of humor, sarcasm, realism, and even some practical advice thrown in--the author helps us take a break from beating ourselves up over the millions of little things cluttering our world!


The Author Gives Readers an Organized Collections of Essays. The author divides her collection into themes--or chapters--and gives readers a handy table of contents at the front of the book. I read the first few chapters in order--then, I began to skip around through the book. The essays do not build on one another in each section--and it was nice to come back to the book and pick a random essay on a topic that I had yet to read.  


Would I Recommend Alexa's a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked Off About by Dorothy Rosby?  The author gives readers some entertaining distractions as she shares thoughts on the many ways we find ourselves bothered and cluttered in our daily lives. I loved her writing style and found myself laughing at least a little with each essay. If you are looking for some quick to read, intelligently written and well-thought-out reflections on life--this book was definitely a hit with me! I am planning to add more from this author to my reading list.

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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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