Thursday, May 3, 2012

Review: Six Foot & Some Change: A Chronicle

Six Foot & Some Change: A Chronicle
Six Foot & Some Change: A Chronicle by Jarod Kintz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Humor/Comedy Memoirs Reading Level: Adult

Disclosure: I received a free, signed copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: Thanks for taking an interest in my work. For the curious, here's a little about myself. I'm a published poet; my first accolade came in the second grade when the Tattered Cover in Denver honored a haiku I had written.

I currently live in Florida with my cat, Cap'n. Judging from all the teeth marks on all my pens, I'd say that Cap'n is also an aspiring writer.

I can't take Cap'n to the bookstore without him pawning through Dog Fancy magazine and meowing. His favorite singer is Cat Stevens, his favorite comedian is Kat Williams, and his favorite food is Chicken Lo Mein.

My Thoughts: That Cap’n sounds like an interesting fella, doesn’t he? Anyway, I have to say that reading this little book is like reading a stand-up routine – Jarod could have used this book as a script to be on “MTV’s ½ Hour Comedy Hour”. Oh, wait, am I seriously dating myself? I know, that show is SOOOO early 1990s, but I really loved it. Saw a lot of good comedy watching that, and even ran across a couple of the comedians I saw there live later on going to comedy clubs.

But I digress. Basically, if you’re wanting a good laugh at wry, self-deprecation or just basic surreal situations, you should definitely pick this up. It’s not very long, but it is fairly well-edited (except for that one chapter, but that’s an exception, not a rule) and put together, and it’s something you can pick up and read a little bit at at time, and re-read later, to enjoy it all again.

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