This review explains why my book is a must-have for any bathroom

image It’s the kind of review every writer dreams of. Especially after a late-night binge of questionable Chinese leftovers you found at the back of the fridge, behind what might have been stuffing from Thanksgiving. I say this because only then could you dream of a review as creative as this one by writer, blogger and awesomeness crusader Tom Nardone, who posted his review of Humor at the Speed of Life yesterday. While I can’t say Tom is the first person to tell me my book has made their bathroom time more productive, his review is certainly the most in-depth analysis as to why…

I am Tom Nardone and I just spent a week with Ned Hickson. I don’t know what you did last week, but it was not as much fun as the time Ned and I had. Let me tell you what a great host he was.

Ned figuratively took me to places, and showed me things I never knew existed. He took me from the scene of the removal of a giant, dead, beached whale, to the set of a country music video. He took me to the United States Olympic Winter Games in Utah. He managed to cover this with me in detail. The amazing part of this is he was never there himself. I still can’t figure out how he did this. (Read the rest of the review here)

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

42 thoughts on “This review explains why my book is a must-have for any bathroom”

  1. Hubby said that I had “some sort of package from somewhere” waiting for me when I returned home this week. He’s so helpful and descriptive!
    Could it be what I’ve been waiting for all these weeks? Fruitcake from Fr Robert and Ned’s book all in one????
    Actually, there better NOT be any fruitcake…I’ve been the busy little writer as of late 🙂
    Now, I’m ready to be a reader, thankfully, you will NOT be receiving any bathroom pictures from me.

    1. Yeah, I think Tom has single-handedly reached the bathroom photo quota! And yes, I’ve noticed your prolificness, which is great! I’ve been busy with a fever the last two days but am feeling a little better today. I’ve got your posts cued in my reader and am looking forward to reading them. I just opened “Still” a few moments ago. Nice timing 😉

      I hope you enjoy the book! And consider joining the HATSOL Surveillance Team, from anywhere other than the bathroom…

      1. I’m so sorry you’ve not been feeling well…yet, you keep working away!
        Your book WAS waiting for me when I got home last night and you’re not gonna believe this…hubby had taken it to the bathroom with him. Really? I have never understood the whole reading in the bathroom thing….
        I’m afraid I’ll have to steal it away while he’s sleeping so that I have a chance to take a peek, too. Although, he has been known to fall asleep on the toilet which presents an entirely different set of problems.
        Per your note, I have my thinking HATsol on. No telling where your book will end up or what kind of picture might surface.
        Feel better soon and have a great Friday!
        (I’m sure you’ll see me later–nosing around your NWOW post)

        1. Lisa you probably say that to all the guys who post pictures of themselves sitting on the can. Right click and save my photo. then just open it and right click again and select “set as desktop walpaper” I think you will get over it soon enough

    1. Thanks, Jade! I read the recent piece he did on your site and thought it was great. Tom and I have been blogger friends for a while now, and I am always appreciative of his perspective on things. He’s a funny, thoughtful man.

    1. you are referring to the picture. I know there is a towel i left on the floor. I am sorry i did not pick it up before the picture was taken but i could not in good conscience ask my 19 year old son to take another one.

  2. I can’t get that electric blue sweatpants out of my mind, but I do admire a man whose bathroom is well stocked with toilet paper.
    Oh … and the review was pretty fabulous too.

    1. Hahaha! I’m glad it’s not just me who’s hung up on those sweatpants, Eden. He’s got nothing on me with the toilet paper though. I have four kids and learned a long time ago how quickly toilet paper can go if you’re not prepared.

      And yeah, pretty fun review 😉

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