Friday, March 11, 2016

Book Review: Mary Mary Quite on raising children and other mind altering experiences

Mary and her hubby, old Hunk, raised five kids, assorted grandkids, three dogs, two cats, various reptiles, rodents galore, a boatload of fish, and a Mexican tarantula named Mad Max. It was crazy. But their drug of choice has always been laughter. A former AP English teacher and freelance writer, Mary earned her MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA in 2004, then worked in development for a small production company with projects at Sony, Disney, Lifetime, and Hallmark Hall of Fame. Next, Mary turned her talents toward funny stories about family life - aka "domestic humor." Thus, the MARY MARY QUITE series was born. Mary met artist David J Condry in 2011 and their collaboration led to 22 full-page illustrations and David's cover design, all of which are works of art, in their own right. Currently a Denver resident, David is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. A husband, a father, a lover of people, and an artist. David's favorite subjects have always been human beings - as evidenced in his delightful illustrations of the characters in this family-friendly book.

My Review:

I did not like this book. I don't think the pictures showed raw human emotion. I particularly don't appreciate how inconvenient this book would be to carry to work. I feel like the writing itself is maybe better suited for a blog and if you're going to try to have a sassy mommy book like Jenny Mccarthy, a [much] smaller book is probably better and I'd personally go with sketches if the paintings don't translate well (that's the only reason I could come up with as to why this book is so inconveniently wide.)

That said, at the time of writing this review the kindle version is .99, and that's about what it's worth so go for it. 
I got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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