Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed Again by Jeremy Greenberg is one of those read-in-the-store books. It’s not really good enough to spend your money on, but it’s definitely worth a couple of laughs while you’re waiting for your friend to finish up their shopping. I don’t know if you’ve ever perused one of these books–they’re typically found near the gift cards in Walmart–but they can definitely be fun. That said, I don’t think I’d ever consider any of them worth spending money on owning.
These books always have the same formula; using random pictures of animals–in this case, random cats–the author adds little commentaries that are supposedly from them detailing some, at times, humorous commentary about life with them. And it’s definitely fun to read, I’ll give that. As always, though, this isn’t the sort of book you return to. Maybe it’d be fun to have them in the doctor’s office while you’re stuck waiting for your appointment, but definitely not in your home.
I wouldn’t keep a book like this on my shelf. The amusing moments really don’t last, either, since you may find yourself chuckling at something a bit while reading it the first time, but any secondary look at it proves that the joke wasn’t really as funny as it first seemed. All in all, this is a good quick read while you’re browsing. But the thing is you can find the same kind of funny commentaries with a quick google search or if you follow the right tumblr blog.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.