My surprise gift arrived in the mail yesterday, from Ashlie! It is perfect – I have been very excited to read Atwood’s trilogy, and I am looking forward to trying The 19th Wife. The calendar is going with me to work today.
Ashlie, thank you so much. It was a very thoughtful gift, and I was so pleased and surprised. Also, thank you Jen for organizing!
As I have (excitedly) recommitted to trying to read 52 books again this year, I have a lot of great books picked out, and I find it somewhat Ironic this is the first that I read. This wasn’t on my list, as I didn’t even know it existed until today, but I think it has gotten my 2013 goal off to a hilarious start.
This book is “written” by Archer, the fictional character of the FX television show of the same name. This show is equal parts hilarious, irreverent, graphic, and definitely only suited for an adult audience. It is one of the few shows I currently watch that keeps me laughing every episode. If you love the show, you’ll love the book. If you don’t love the show, you will most definitely not like this book, and probably find it highly offensive, and we probably would not have a lot to talk about.
It is written as Archer’s guide to being the “best spy ever” and includes a forward by his mother, and anecdotes about his life, grooming, drinking, and of course womanizing. It is impossible to read this book without hearing the character (as voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) and it will keep you chuckling. I highly recommend it as a quick read in the presence of other Archer fans, who will humor you reading it out loud to them as you go.