My Planet; Finding Humor In The Oddest Places

Summary:

This is a collection of Mary Roach's columns about life published in Reader's Digest. The stories are anecdotal, personal, emotional, and humorous.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Short essays about life and life's changes give readers a book where they can pick and choose whatever strikes their funny bone.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

This collection of humorous stories kept me laughing and smiling the whole time I read them. My favorite is called "The Way I Can't See It," a story about the authors need for reading glasses and the different emotions she feels. It starts with "This is a story of loss and denial," but kept me laughing from beginning to end.

My Planet is easy to pick up during short breaks. It is broken into different sections per type of story. I recommend this for readers in high school or older. It will give you a good laugh.

Type of Book:
Together, Ms. Roach's columns create an anthology of short essays for readers.
Educational Themes:

This is a collection of personal essays. They are meant for pleasure reading.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
13 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
12 and Up
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. While humorous, the essays are really one-and-done stories.

Title My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places
Author Mary Roach
Publisher Reader's Digest © 2013
ISBN 9781621450719
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.99
Genres Short Stories, Anthology, Life Lessons
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