I am pleased to be reviewing & giving away a copy of Rose A, Valenta's Sitting on Cold Porcelain as part of her Pump Up Your Book virtual tour
Political unrest. government scandal. corruption… extortion! What do all these things have in common? They are perfect targets for satire! In Sitting on Cold Porcelain, readers will find an amusing, perceptive, and laugh-out-loud take on the state of our country and our world, on celebrities and politicians, and all the news events that make us roll our eyes and groan.
Its satirical essays include “Giuliani’s Gaffe Could Qualify for Political Darwin Award,” “Rush Limbaugh: The Don Rickles of Radio,” “State of The Union 2010: Bitch-Slapping Congress,” “Islamic Cleric Declares Jihad on Mickey Mouse,” “Little Egypt to Run Against Sarah Palin,” and “Who Moved My Mascarpone?”
You will also find Rose’s hysterical consultations with her friend, Mrs. Giordano, a South Philadelphia Malocchio (evil eye) doctor. Mrs. Giordano bloviates in Italian and is the Italian equivalent to the ‘Numa Numa Guy’ in front of the TV when she watches The O’Reilly Factor.
I love Ms. Valenta's sense of humor! This book, full of one to two paged morsels is a great escape when you have just a few minutes... I know she counsels that it's best read while Sitting on Cold Porcelain, but I kept it tucked into my purse for those inevitable waiting moments... like car rider lines and when sitting in the car waiting for my husband to finish work.
Many of her topics are focused on modern political figures and issues, most of my favorite pieces came from historical and scientific perspectives... like "The Mona Lisa had High Cholesterol", which really tickled my funny bone and "Galileo Uprooted for an Eye Test"
Each piece is a stand alone work that takes only minutes or seconds to read... making it the ideal gift for those with short attention spans or just people who like satirical humor. This book is well written, thoughtful and a great quick read to keep for those short gaps when you really just want a quick, fun read... or when you're Sitting on Cold Porcelain!
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