As of today I'm ditching that plan and just writing about the book, because I already have another book in line to review. Going to bed for two days in protest of cosmic injustice can really help you get a jump on your reading list. For that reason I recommend it.
So here is why I really liked the Steingarten book.
- Funnier than crap, and by this I mean funny enough that I had to read parts of it out loud to my poor husband to try to justify my out-loud chuckles
- The man loves ketchup in a serious way, which is really important because I am someone who likes ketchup on scrambled eggs, especially if there are also pancakes and bacon and maple syrup on the plate
- Actually made me think Italian white truffles could be worth a try at $350 for a 7 ounce jar (although with my limited resources as described two days ago, it's not going to be happening)
- The chapter about fruitcake. This was the part I really wanted to quote. He writes the most hilarious description of Mormon women giving each other treats at Christmas time. It is the best example of respectful and affectionate mockery I have ever seen, and I hope that makes you want tor read it. But if you want to do so I guess you are just going to have to get the book yourself since I am not lugging the tome to work anytime in the near future, and really, honestly, who has time to blog at home?