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8 12, 2013

Review: Are You Indian? by Sanjit Singh

By | December 8th, 2013|Categories: Gift Ideas, Humor, Humorous, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family|Tags: , |2 Comments

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sanjit-singh2Reviewed by Poppy Johnson

Are You Indian? is not a book to judge by its cover. Sanjit Singh’s volume thrives on an in-your-face farce-type of comedy writing about what it means to be a native Asian from India living in the United States. The author writes candidly, and uses long-faced caricatures (not my favorite images, some are unpleasant and creepy to look at) of his “people” to illustrate the main points in the book. The point is–how can anyone understand the principles of Indian culture, rituals, home-life and family traditions without being from India? Well, reading this book will make anyone an expert of sorts.

First the reader is encouraged to take a short quiz to determine if the person is “really Indian”. To be clear, “real Indians” are then distinguished from Indian wannabes and non-Indians. Singh then goes on to explain the early

12 10, 2010

Review: The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex by Kristen Schaal and Rich Blomquist

By | October 12th, 2010|Categories: Entertainment, Gift Ideas, Humorous, Nonfiction|Tags: , , , , , , , , |5 Comments

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Reviewed by Joanne L.

Not quite a biology book or a user’s manual, The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex contains aspects of both those things. The contents include ‘Sex in Nature’, ‘Regular Sex’ and the final chapter, ‘The Future of Sex’.

And, in between, the authors cover the history of sex, masturbation, gayness, and much more.

And no, this is not a serious manual that you would seek out when you are explaining the birds and the bees to your child, this is more a manual you would seek out when you have a few minutes and want to read something quick and silly. Or, maybe you just want the thrill of reading about something that you haven’t quite thought about before in the realm of sex.

In the “Dark Side of Sex” chapter, you can take the opportunity to determine