I Laughed When I Wrote It
518 Of My Funniest Tweets
SynergEbooks, April 2018
If ever there was a more important time to read this book by Alan Zoldan, I don’t know, nor can I imagine, when it was/could be!
I can only speak for myself of course, but if I ever needed the laughs that this book provides, it is now! At a time when reading the morning newspapers, or watching the news on tv, was more depressing than it is now, I can’t imagine when that time was! Mr. Zoldan has, in providing us with “518 of [his] Funniest Tweets,” given us just the break from today’s reality that we [although again I can only speak for myself] need desperately! The author wrote the book after 7 years and 895 tweets, and his selection is excellent!
I guess the only way I can back this up, and illustrate the author’s sense of humor, is to give you a few examples. The sections are headed Laughing at Myself, Cultural Quips, Random Observation, One Liners, and Rated “R” for Raunchy, which starts off with a line from Woody Allen: “Don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone you love.” Some of the other things included in this section: “My wife and I were happy for 22 years – and then we met;” “I really don’t believe in meaningless sex. I mean, at the very least, it means that you’ve had sex;” “Just once I’d like to relapse at a Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting;” …Protected sex is way too expensive. Not everyone can afford a bodyguard you know;” . . . “I never got into Twitter for the fame, money,or sex – which, as things are turning out, is just as well.” Among the one-liners: “After all is said and done, there is usually much more said than done . . . The results of my friend’s IQ test were negative . . . My wife keeps complaining I never listen to her . . . or something like that . . . If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong . . . Change is inevitable – – except from a vending machine .. . The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list . . . I think someone stopped the payment on my reality check . . . Is there another word for synonym?” I’ll stop the quotes now, because I’m sure you’ve already decided to go out and buy the book – good thinking!
As per the notes that the publisher has included at the end of the book, headed “About the Author,” the latter “believes that this is the book America needs at this time.” Truer words were never written! Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Gloria Feit, August 2018.