le 16 décembre 2009
This book is super funny and a must read for everyone. I alternated between reading it aloud to my partner and trying to put it down so I wouldn't read it too quickly and then gave in and read it, and laughed, and read it, and laughed. Best not to try to read this while engaging in eating or drinking as you will laugh so hard you might choke. Even my 11 year old nephew was laughing as I read him bits.
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.
le 21 décembre 2009
It's often said that comedians are Canada's greatest export. For some reason, humorous Canucks prefer half-naked surfing at Big Sur to the existential joys of licking steel flagpoles in The Yukon. But the funny brain drain stops with Steve Pitt. He's determined to remain north of the 49th parallel if only because he's wanted for crimes against humanity. The world's loss is our gain as Pitt is clearly the finest humourist in Canada. Stephen Leacock would be proud.
Professional Writers Association of Canada
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 laughter while reading this book.
Author Steve Pitt writes about what he knows, and he seems to know a lot. He has worked as a chef, armoured truck guard, movie extra, martial arts instructor, bartender, stay at home dad.... and so much more. Everywhere he goes, he experiences life and turns it into humour. An event that I would relate in a sentence or two, he parlays into a richly detailed encounter that will leave you breathless. He sees the humour in taking your dog to do it's business, in getting a parking ticket, and even in getting caught in a rainstorm.
His view on life is a little off centre from most people I know, and that makes it so much more enjoyable. This is one book that I will be keeping on hand and re-reading whenever I need a pick me up or when I need to kick start my funny bone.