I was going to title this thread ‘Jayne Osborn Is Only Joking’, but it’s probably a better idea to leave the humor to Jayne, who wrote a very funny book called Only Joking
, which I stumbled upon a few days ago. If you like to pepper your stew with books of deft light verse, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s tastefully tasteless in parts, tasty in others, and just very funny throughout. Did I mention there’s a lot of very tastefully tasteless S-E-X? On the front lawn and in crossword puzzles, even; and a lot of old jokes made new. Also the excellent ‘Writer’s Block’, which some of you may remember from when it was workshopped here a few months ago. You’ll feel better looking into the abyss or gazing at your navel after taking a break and reading this book. I did, anyway.
I’m not sure why I never heard of it before, since we have an announcements section and all, but I give it two thumbs up. I’m just hoping she’ll give us her serious side as a bookend to Only Joking
A real hoot, Jayne, you modest creature, you. Congrats!
, by Jayne Osborn
HAB Publications (2011)