Contains the first 37 dispatches of "Dispatches from a Public Librarian" from McSweeney's contributer and author of "Quiet, Please," Scott Douglas. Also includes several other library-themed humor essays.
You will commiserate with this author if you've ever been weirded out by the odd people at your public library. Great little bit stories and observations.
I suppose it was candid and at times mildly humorous, but the author didn't seem to have the greatest attitude considering what a wonderful job he has, relatively speaking. I also didn't like the way he regarded the homeless and individuals with disabilities..
By Lovely Rita
I don't know, reads like someone working at a library and just doesn't like it...get another job and hopefully you are replaced with someone less rude.
Fine for Free
This isn't the funniest book out there, but for a free book, it's worth the download. Simple, short stores that will make you smile, occasionally broken up by less humorous tales.
I downloaded the book because of the price tag (free!) and could not put it down. I enjoyed it very much, and it was better than the ones I've paid for so far.
I started reading this because it turned up when I did a search on "humor.". I read the first 16 pages and never found anything even remotely close to humorous.
I loved reading these dispatches. They were a great comedic look at the true thoughts and actions of a public librarian. Very nice writing!
By Boo Bowen
Bookish types are sure to get a kick out of this modern librarian's take on the library and the world outside its sacred doors.