My Life and Other Lies: Tales from the Writer's List Paperback – Nov 20 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Pitt's humour is at times subtle, and at others glaringly obviously. His ability to shape words and expressions is masterful. The stories will stick you with but you'll want to read them again, and share with friends.
Professional Writers Association of Canada
My favorites are "Jambon," "Gentle Men, the Queen," "Confessions of a Cherry Tree Ogre," and "A Day in a Chinese Kitchen." Weeks after finishing the read, I can still picture those who winkled their noses or dabbed their eyes with their napkins because of undigested garlic buttered snails working in the dog's belly; the waving claw of a lobster in the feather bonnet of the marching officer due to a daredevil's practical joke; the kids on the cherry trees who enjoyed the free fruit while unexpected thieves as old as their grandparents break in a house in the neighbourhood; and the precious drinking glass for the VIP, which was finally discovered over a daddy-long-legs spider under the dish sink in a Chinese kitchen where one could easily spot a thousand porcelain cups.
On some cloudy day, I'd like to read the book again, laugh off stress and anxiety, and gain some energy from these lovely stories.
Most recent customer reviews
This guy is funny. Very funny. My family would be laughing to read what I am writing, as they think I don't have a sense of humour, but I was practically falling off my sofa with... Read morePublished on March 26 2010 by Heather Pearson