Author: Barry Nelson & Tom Schecker
ISBN:  978-1-4022-3744-7

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As all of you have recognized by now, I’m completely (sometimes, brutally) honest with my reviews.  I also try to be as elegant with my writing as possible.  With this book, my honesty will stay intact.  However, my “class” may go right out the window.  Why?  Because…every page of this book was so funny I nearly WET MY PANTS!

These two writers have done an absolutely superb job of putting together a book that will make you laugh so hard that crying will be your next step.  You will look at your moping child – upset because her cell phone has no money left on it; your loud dog, who is barking continuously at the neighbors who refuse to shut up and go to bed; and, everyone else in your life who’s making you crazy, and tell them all to get away from you immediately because you HAVE to read every word of this book.  I will not do damage to the authors and give away everything.  But, oh, yeah, I have to tell you just an itty-bitty background on some of these fantastic obits.

From Mr. Ed being offered a cameo in The Godfather, but not noticing that only his head is called for in the scene; to the Hamburger Helper Hand teaming up with the Alka Seltzer Boy to stifle the giggle of the Poppin’ Fresh guy once and for all – every page explodes with creativity and imagination.  Will Betty Crocker not be able to “rise?”  Will the Bionic couple have to be sold for parts?  Will Snap, Crackle & Pop be entombed in marshmallow?  These are questions that are answered for you so you’ll never have to worry about your much beloved characters again.

Fat Albert has a whole obit for himself about all the things he accomplished while alive.  One of the funniest for me was that he won the Biggest Loser Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Grinch went out in a “rhyming” manner that you will read again and again; Lassie may finally give up on that moron-boy Timmie who KEEPS getting himself in trouble (I would if I were her); and, a local man eating dots will be taken out by a colorful ghost, leaving Mrs. PacMan hopeless and alone.

The Flying Nun absolutely killed me, and knowing that Jack was not as nimble as everyone thought while he jumped over his candlesticks, made me have to run for the bathroom!  Not to mention…what happened to ROY G. BIV is something every person who ever went to grade school should read; and, the letter from Helen of Troy should be copied, given out to all your friends, and framed.  Yup…I could go on and on.  But, I won’t, because every person on planet Earth should be running out to get this one for their personal libraries.

I have long been a fan of Sourcebooks (the publishing company who was smart enough to produce this title), and their whole team.  So it came as no surprise to me that their company is making my top ten list AGAIN this year for releasing the titles that people want to read.  I have to commend these authors, as well.  In the Dedication, one of the writers – Barry – comments that his wife’s name is Amy and shares the same sense of humor as he does.  Again, not surprised…we Amy’s KNOW funny!  What my beloved Koontz is to the world of paranormal horror and mayhem, these two authors – Nelson and Schecker – are to the world of humor.  In fact, I want to hire them to write my obit.  Let’s see…how will I end...

Last night, female author and reviewer, Amy Lignor, opened her front door to receive her normal evening delivery of Chinese food, and was met by a mob of angry authors who wanted to slice and dice her for daring to give them bad reviews of their ONE MILLIONTH book about vampires.  The group of murderers was armed with pitchforks and copies of their horribly-written novels.  Even though the team of Nelson and Schecker tried their best to save the poor woman, Amy was pummeled to death by the mass-market robots that were created inside Frankenstein’s laboratory (located just off to the side of Stephenie Meyer’s famous Twilight theme park.) 

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