Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Review of "Wipe That Smile Off Sammy Sportface"

This review is one of a very different type of book than I usually present here.  It was very entertaining and because there are sports topics included, I am featuring it here.  It left me laughing many times, and few of those laughs even drew tears.  Here is my review of this very funny book.

“Wipe That Smile Off Sammy Sportface” by Sammy Sportface

Humor, sports, politics, current events

Publish date:
December 7, 2015

336 pages

4 of 5 stars (very good)

When I was offered a review copy of this book, I didn’t know what to expect.  Was this really a blog that has been in existence and a collection of posts from it?  Was it a completely fictional story? If it is real, where do I find it? Finally, I just decided to not worry about all of those things and just read the book.

While normally I don’t start a review like this, it is the best way to describe what I think about this book, which is advice given in the synopsis.  One line in it states “don’t overthink it.”  That is best approach to this book to appreciate the humor in each short story that is a blog post from the blogger Sammy Sportface. The author uses the same pseudonym for the cover and publicity of the book. This sets the mood of humor and lack of seriousness for the entire book.

While most of the blog posts deal with sports, some are strictly political, some cover other current events and some are just sophomoric humor, such as an entire story on throwing up after a 5k road race.  While the topics may be different, and some are funnier than others, each one is guaranteed to put a smile on a reader’s face. 

This book is recommended for readers who just want to escape reality for at least an hour or two and get a good laugh.  Whether the topic is Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner (my favorite post), American Pharoah, or Donald Trump, the reader is sure to be entertained.

I wish to thank the author for providing an advance review copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Book Format Read:
E-book (EPUB)

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