Giveaway – My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places – 2 Winners – Ends 4/11/13

my planet mary roach

My Planet:
Finding Humor in the Oddest Places
by Mary Roach
isbn 9781621450719
Pub. date 4/4/13

Description: “Follow New York Times bestselling author Mary Roach — but be careful not to trip — as she weaves through personal anecdotes and everyday musings riddled with her uncanny wit and amazingly analytical eye. These essays, which found a well-deserved home within the pages ofReader’s Digest as the column “My Planet,” detail the inner workings of hypochondriacs, hoarders, and compulsive cheapskates. (Did we mention neurotic interior designers and professional list-makers?) For Roach, humor is hidden in the most unlikely places, which means that nothing is off limits. Whether she is dwelling on her age or talking about the pros and cons of a bedroom night light — “A married couple can best be defined as a unit of people whose sleep habits are carefully engineered to keep each other awake” — Roach finds a lesson, a slice of sarcasm, or a dash of something special that makes each day comical and absolutely priceless.”

This book is exactly what I needed right now. Learning to have a good sense of humor about the little things we face each day can make a huge difference in our attitudes and well-being.

The author takes a fun look at herself and the world around her. She doesn’t do it in a negative way that comes across as whining, complaining or insulting like many current authors do. She pokes fun in a lighthearted way.

We can choose how react to situations. When we keep a positive attitude and remember to laugh, life is a lot more enjoyable.

My Planet can be read straight through or you can just open it up and read the various essays haphazardly. Either way, this is an enjoyable read.

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75 comments for “Giveaway – My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places – 2 Winners – Ends 4/11/13

  1. Laura
    April 3, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Looks good!

  2. julie_bolduc
    April 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    cool giveaway

  3. Alicia
    April 3, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I need a new book to read

  4. mamotts
    April 4, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Heather!
    April 4, 2013 at 5:51 am

    I think this book sounds great!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  6. Michele
    April 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    This sounds good for a laugh.

  7. Dayle B.
    April 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Sounds like my kind of book. Very clever and funny too.

  8. Wayne Lecoy
    April 5, 2013 at 2:43 am

    I have entered your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a copy of
    My Planet:Finding Humor in the Oddest Places by Mary Roach.
    I enjoy reading and this might be a book i would enjoy.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!

  9. Dena Sablotny
    April 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I just love free books! Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. Angela Mitchell
    April 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I love Mary Roach.

  11. Michael S.
    April 6, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Love Mary Roach, but hadn’t heard about this book!

  12. Gianna
    April 6, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Sharon C
    April 8, 2013 at 3:55 am

    I need a laugh

  14. April 8, 2013 at 4:13 am

    I could use some humor too! So tired of being sick!

  15. Edna Williams
    April 8, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Cool book. Thanks for the chance!

  16. katklaw777
    April 8, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Looks like a fun read…thanks!

  17. April 8, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Sounds like what I need too. Laughs and humor are always good to have to help get through the day.

    (sorry about multiple comments…it timed out and I thought it didn’t take the first one).

  18. Katie K
    April 8, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Love books of positive essays. thanks!

  19. Kari Flores
    April 9, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Looks like an interesting read. Thanks for the opportunity to read a new author.

  20. Pat Moreau
    April 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Who doesn’t need wimsical humoreous books.

  21. Lesley F
    April 10, 2013 at 5:03 am

    Love a fun read

  22. Ed Nemmers
    April 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I enjoy the work of Mary Roach!

  23. Corey Olomon
    April 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Sounds ike an interesting book.

  24. Susan Smith
    April 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Sounds great

  25. Lily Kwan
    April 10, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    This book looks very interesting!

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