Look Mom I'm a Poet (and So Is My Cat)
by Andrew Shaffer
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Pub Date 1 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 15 Aug 2021
8th Circle Entertainment, Dime House
For fans of SNL’S DEEP THOUGHTS BY JACK HANDEY and BILLY COLLINS, a new book of humor from New York Times bestseller Andrew Shaffer (Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery).
In his first full-length poetry collection featuring over five dozen new and selected poems, humorist Andrew Shaffer explores our modern world from Fortnite (“I don’t care”) to pretentious Instagram poets (“Lord Byron would have drunk wine from your hipster skull”).
Look Mom I’m a Poet (and So Is My Cat) is playful, hilarious, and accessible to readers who don’t know poetry from a hole in the ground.*
144 pages of new and collected poems. With original B&W photos by the author.
*Holes in the ground are filled with snakes. As every verse jockey worth their meter knows, there are no snakes in poems.
A Note From the Publisher
“Always funny.” — LitReactor on Andrew Shaffer
“The literary equivalent of a good Saturday Night Live skit.” — The Hollywood Reporter on Andrew Shaffer's Fifty Shames of Earl Grey
“A pro at parodies.” — The Associated Press on Andrew Shaffer
“As silly as it sounds.” — Kirkus Reviews on Andrew Shaffer's Hope Rides Again : An Obama Biden Mystery
“You’re not funny and if I ever met you I would punch you in the face.” — Amazon Customer on Fifty Shames of Earl Grey
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Average rating from 67 members
Oh this was so fun! I laughed so much reading these! Serious at times, humorous more often than not, this collection is for fans of Jack Handey for sure. Just such a good time I read right through it and was sad it ended! Definitely recommend! I love it so much I want to go read it again and look for more by this author. Thank you to NetGalley and 8th Circle Entertainment for letting me read this in exchange for an honest review.
I am a recent reader of poetry and this is spot on for a newbie. There's plenty of humor and feeling the feels with this one. It's also a quick read since I flipped through it page by page for the purpose of this review. I always prefer poetry books in print version so I can markup and take notes. I appreciate the #sponsored poems as well! Would recommend.
I received this book from NetGalley in return for an unbiased review. This is great! You don't need to take it too seriously and you can just relax and lol every few minutes! I already know who I'm buying this for when its available in the market!
Thank you, NetGalley for this ARC! Andrew Shaffer is a mood. And I'm going to buy this for everyone I know. From the cover to the actual poems, this is absolutely fantastic!
This was HILARIOUS. I'm not a 'laugh out loud' kind of person, but Andrew Shaffer had me giggling at work while trying to pretend I was actually working. The front of the book has a section called "Nice Things People Are Saying About Andrew Shaffer" had me dyingggggg. My favorite? "You're not funny and if I ever met you I would punch you in the face." - Amazon Customer My favorite poem was Beautiful You. Andrew Shaffer clearly shows that he could write the kind of poetry we see on instagram and twitter, that he has a prose that can be gorgeous, but he always turns it on the last few lines and it KILLS me. This was so so funny. Loved it..
The Jack Handey Blurb is Fair For me, Handey's "Deep Thoughts" hit the target about 80% of the time, which is surprisingly high for a collection of whimsical, oddball thoughts. Shaffer's poems were a bit more hit or miss, but still very much worth looking at. There are a few "I have to read you this" selections, which is always a terrific sign. I don't know about the cat, but Shaffer can stay his Mom's Poet Laureate.