Wednesday, November 23, 2022

'Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate by Dorothy Rosby - Book Tour + Giveaway


Book Details:

Book Title:  ‘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
Content Rating:  G - appropriate for 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 understanding 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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My Review
What is it about the holiday season that makes us feel inadequate? Is it because we feel obligated to always be "on" during this festive time of year? And what does it mean if we're not? This book dives into the reality of the holiday season (and not just Christmas) with sarcastic snark and humorous takes on everything from gift-giving, holiday shopping, letter writing, and everything in between. Seriously, though, from the moment I opened to the first page, I found myself snickering and nodding along, even reading some excerpts out loud to my husband from time to time. As someone who loves celebrating and cooking for friends and family, but also someone who gets stressed and overwhelmed and feels like a failure, this book was super relatable. Even if we keep our negative thoughts about the holidays to ourselves sometimes, this book will open up that can of worms and shake it all over, making you say to yourself, "You know what? Dorothy isn't wrong." 
This is the perfect book for anyone who may be a bit Grinchy during the holidays. Who doesn't need a good laugh during the most stressful time of the year? But also, it's a great gift for anyone in general, because let's be real: we all feel inadequate at times, no matter what time of year it is. Give the gift that keeps on giving: this book! Your gift recipient will thank you for it (I hope). 
4.5 stars!

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.

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