I love a good chuckle, but I delight at a clever laugh. When I joined the Enlightenment for Nitwits Book Tour, I wasn’t sure what to expect. A funny book about fast-forwarding the path to enlightenment? That just had “weird” written all over it, which naturally made it all the more attractive.
I was delightfully surprised by Enlightenment for Nitwits: The Complete Guide to 2012 & Beyond. It seriously made me laugh out loud from the first page to the last. Literally. The last. The author, Shepard Hoodwin, actually added humor to the ordering page in the back of the book, and the endorsement page totally tickled me. In fact, the final words in the book are an endorsement:
I would have peed in my pants if I had been wearing any.
–Meredith Bernhardt, Massachusetts
I’d like to point out that it’s particularly important for a reader not to take him- or herself, or anything most people would hold sacred, too seriously. Hoodwin’s brand of funny is for those who are open to seeing the humor in life as we know it, and frankly, he does a fine job of calling out the silliness in a lot of things most people wouldn’t have the guts to touch.
Politics. Religion. End of Days. Public nudity…
Nakedness is not only our right, but our sacred duty in the fight against terrorism. If people removed their clothes before going into public places, it would keep potentially lethal bombs, liquid cosmetics, and toenail clippers out of our office buildings, malls, buses, and airplanes. As a side benefit, it would make C-SPAN and press conferences more interesting, and it would eliminate tweets from Congressmen in their underwear.
If you have a twisted sense of humor like I do, you’ll enjoy Enlightenment for Nitwits: The Complete Guide to 2012 & Beyond. Hoodwin’s done a fantastic job of making light of subjects which many are weighed down by every day. Will you ascend to a higher plane of consciousness? Probably not without a strong pulley or controlled substances. BUT you will laugh–and I defy anyone to argue that laughter isn’t good for the soul.
To find out more about the book, check out the official Enlightenment for Nitwits website, like the book on Facebook and follow it on Twitter. If you just can’t wait another second to get your hands on a copy, it is available in Ebook and paperback copies on Amazon. Not only will you be sassier, but your spirit will be that much closer to wacky transcendence of time, space and the everyday nonsense we forget to see the humor in.
And, since I know you ladies and gents live for second (or 22nd) opinions…check out all the other stops on the book tour.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Participation in this blog tour was made possible by Moms with Voices Media.