Author: Allen Smith
Reviewed by: Sabrina
In his latest tour de force, Allen Smith takes on the challenges of life from his own gritty perspective. Everything from surviving on-line dating to enduring his first sigmoidoscopy and advancing age. Watching Grandma Circle the Drain is a collection of Smith's most entertaining work from his previously published columns. In addition to his own experience with struggling to learn Spanish and annihilating the game of golf, he gives the reader an inside look at some of the things they've never wondered about, like managing persistent telemarketers, what it's like to qualify as a sperm donor and some of the most unusual ways to make a living without a college degree. In part two, Smith takes aim at news stories by attacking issues like home schooling, women competing in the Tour de France, dozing air traffic controllers and the first person to marry (and divorce) himself. Watching Grandma Circle the Drain is a bite-sized, entertaining look at the way we complicate our lives. Once you read it, you'll never look at life the same way again.
After a week of studying, scheduling interviews/giveaways, making PowerPoints, and writing about 5 million reports, I definitely needed this. These stories had made my day. I could relate to some stories such as Instructions 101. I was smiling and laughing the whole way. Allen Smith writes from experiences to headlines, turning it into something outrageously funny and well-written, offering some lessons along the way. It also offers a hilarious view on life. After reading Watching Grandma Circle the Drain, I was no longer stressed as I was I originally was.
To all the kids out there, I suggest you don't read this since it contains some content not suitable for you. Really.