Saturday, February 27, 2016

book review: Tuna on Toast, Sister Clotildis, UFOs and Other Things I Survived

Whether or not you grew up in the 1970s, you’ll find plenty to identify with (and plenty to laugh at) in Tuna on Toast. From the surreal TV shows, to the meanest nun at Catholic school, to making your own fun (outside!), Sherri Bobzien’s first book captures the hilarity, the awkwardness, the heartache and the occasional magic of childhood in a quasi-functional family. Everything Sherri survived—princess pageants, a parent’s alcoholism, divorce, mild poverty, mild neglect, Dad’s new girlfriends, Cindy Brady, President Nixon—she did surrounded by an ample supply of tormenting brothers and hero-caliber sisters.

This family will feel so much like your own—you’ll cringe.



My Review:

This book was better than I thought it would be. I originally got this book from a goodreads giveaway, and thought the title was too long and too forgettable to be good.
But you know what they say about judgments and covers. 
This book was actually nice. Not quite laugh out loud funny but it left a good feeling as I read it. It felt at once nostalgic and sarcastic, blending the experience of a young girl and the reminiscence of a woman perfectly.
I would definitely advocate for people to read this book, despite the cover and long name.  As far as gifting, I'd probably part with my copy but wouldn't necessarily pay hard money to get this for anyone else.
My recommendation: get it from a library.
I got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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