February 13, 2016

Review: Headlines You May Have Missed by Morris Brady

Title: Headlines You May Have Missed

Author: Morris Brady

Publisher: Self-published

Date of Publication: 2016

Number of Pages: 82

Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review.

Summary

Are you ready for some news that isn't fit to print?

Humor and news come together in the new ebook Headlines You May Have Missed. Sure, you can find news in most newspapers, but where else can you find headlines like these...

SHRINK SAYS YOUR GRANDMA COULDN'T COOK... You just liked food she prepared because she put sugar or booze in everything.

FLORIDA COLLEGES SLASH BUDGETS... Academics out--football to stay.

TRUMP: I THOUGHT FOOD STAMPS WERE POSTAGE STAMPS WITH PICTURES OF FOOD ON THEM

Admit it... you don't see headlines like that in the New York Times or the Los Angeles Times. See what you've been missing by reading Morris Brady's new book, Headlines You May Have Missed.

Review

I love books that make me laugh. The funny books themed read is, in fact, one of my favourite themes I've done so far. So, I was eager to dig into Headlines You May Have Missed, especially after reading lengthy novels, such as 11/22/63.

The format of this book is quite simple. The headlines fall into seven categories: Popular Culture, Sports, Politics, Modern Life, Big Business, Tabloid News and Politics (The George W. Bush Presidency). In that way, everyone can find a topic that will enjoy more. For example, I couldn't really get the Sports and Politics headlines, but I was interested in Popular Culture and Tabloid News ones.

But the issue with Headlines You May Have Missed is that many of these headlines didn't connect with me. Most of them are topical, so people from the USA might enjoy it more since they will be more familiar with the news and people the headlines intent to comment upon. Another thing that I missed in this book is a foreword by the author, even a short one. This is a book that contains only headlines, there are only a couple of exceptions where there is also a subheader, but I'd love to read one or two words from the author.

Headlines You May Have Missed is a quick read. The humour might not be for everybody, but if you're in for a quick and light read then give it a try.

So, my advice is...


Visit the newspaper stand... 

6 comments:

  1. This looks like a unique book but am not sure if I will be able to connect with it as you wrote that it has more news from US. I don't live there so I might be a little lost.

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    1. This was one of its problems. The headlines are mostly topical.

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  2. This looks like a great read but unfortunately, I don't think it's for me since I don't live in the States and some of the headlines might fail to connect with me. Still, I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the honest review!

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    1. I think it could appeal to more people if it didn't have news from the USA

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  3. Nice review-heading out to the corner..

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