#PBwkendread Review: Not Your Mother's Goose by Topher Goggin
Publisher: June 29, 2015
Publisher: CDR Press
Genre: Adult humor
Review: Paperback provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
Not Your Mother's Goose proves that fairy tales and nursery rhymes aren't just for kids anymore. Envision it as the Cliffs Notes of children's stories — if Cliffs Notes was overtaken by Dave Barry or the folks at The Onion. Not Your Mother's Goose is a series of totally irreverent, mega-sarcastic fairy tale recaps, along with a host of hilarious fake news stories and headlines ranging from Rapunzel getting a bikini wax to Old MacDonald bombing on Wheel of Fortune after only buying vowels. Mix in illustrations reminiscent of Gary Larson's classic Far Side cartoons, and you're left with a madcap read that will leave you laughing all the way from Rumpelstiltskin's Twitter feed to Humpty Dumpty's Facebook page (where Jack is still trying to grow a beanstalk—in FarmVille).
I was provided a copy for an honest review.
I have to say this book was quite funny, it is short re-telling's of the classic fairy tales. Now to be clear they are not full stories. You will never look at these stories the same once you read this book.
All of the fairy tales are not in the book just quite a few. I have to say each one had me laughing in some way or another the whole thing with Rapunzel and a bikini wax OMG. I really liked the way the author added social media in the back of the story those were pretty price less. If you are looking for something to make you laugh then get this book. I am glad to have a copy on my shelf.
Having passed second grade (on the very first try), Topher Goggin is highly qualified to write a fairy tale book like Not Your Mother's Goose. After continuing past second grade to Williams College and Notre Dame Law School, he now works as a small town lawyer in Central Michigan, and additionally does other lawyerly things like teaching college precalculus and showing eight-year-olds the finer points of how to PLEASE stop hitting the kid next to you with a nine-iron in the local junior golf program. He also is an accomplished radio play-by-play announcer, having captured two Broadcast Excellence Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.