My favorite kind of humor is the brand that effortlessly points out the silly absurdities of everyday life. I love it even more if those observations are poking fun at things that I personally do, even though I know they are a little bit nutty. Relatable comedy, done well, makes me giddy, makes me think, and makes me laugh until I’m doubled over, hyperventilating and freaking out the dog.
Peyton Price, poet and author of the popular new release, Suburban Haiku: Poetic Dispatches from Behind the Picket Fence, is a master at this kind of writing. She crafts everyday observations into art by weaving humor and an understanding that can only come from living in the world in which she writes about. She captures the drive to keep up appearances with a wit that will make you laugh out loud, and if you are like me, see yourself in too many of her poems to pick a favorite.
Peyton pares down the complexities of suburban motherhood into 17 perfect syllables, like these:
Peyton sent me a copy to review, and for a half second, I considered giving it to one lucky winner. I couldn’t do it, though. I love this collection of haikus so much, I can’t free it from my greedy clutches.
Even though I’m selfish, you can still win a copy of Suburban Haiku, because Peyton is a better sharer than I am. She has generously provided another copy for one of you, and I’m not exaggerating when I say you need this book. Actually, you need more than one, because Peyton’s collection makes a perfect gift. I’ve already ordered several more copies to have on hand for birthdays or hostess gifts, or just for friends who need a quick laugh. CLICK HERE to order a copy.
Enter below to win your very own copy of this clever book of poems. Your funny bone will thank you.
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I was given an advance copy of Suburban Haiku to review, but all opinions are my own, and Peyton’s a sucker because I would have happily purchased my own copy. Thanks, Peyton!
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