Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Cracked Plumber


The Cracked Plumber
The Cracked Plumber by Christopher Joe Dever, Sr.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A tongue in cheek (but totally true) memoir by storied plumber Chris Dever. Chris will take you along on his many escapades under sinks, through houses, and into the trenches. He’ll even tell you how he met his wife, and all with prose so entertaining you won’t want to put this book down.

Filled with cash saving advice and plumbing tips, you will want to keep this book handy just in case your plumbing ever backs up…, and it will. You are sure to enjoy all the “Brilliant Customer Comments,” and entertaining “Historical Plumbing” facts, as well as those “Famous Plumbing Quotes” by everyone from Albert Einstein to Alfred Hitchcock.

Great cartoon sketches throughout and cutaway drawings that actually show you what’s inside plumbing stuff. This edition is the perfect addition to any bookshelf, magazine rack, or coffee table. With its many exciting short stories about everything from co-eds to bank robberies, this book is perfect for those times when your plumbing backs up and you need some good reading material while everything gets worked out. The Cracked Plumber will help you to get your mind off of your hardship, and have you laughing out-loud in no time.

Please know that ALL of the stories are true! No embellishment or fish stories are included in this book…, just know that there isn’t enough PVC glue to get me high enough to make them up. In fact, some of the stories have been toned down for the women and children.

If you ever had a plumbing problem, or know someone who did, you’ll want to get this book.

You can purchase your copy of The Cracked Plumber online here. You won’t regret it.

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Dispatches from Bitter America


Dispatches from Bitter America: A Gun Toting, Chicken Eating Son of a Baptist's Culture War Stories
Dispatches from Bitter America by Todd Starnes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

With a little tongue in cheek, a little bite your tongue, a little imagination, a little agitation, a little make believe, and a little “you can’t make this stuff up,” author Todd Starnes leaves no sacred cows off the table (metaphorically speaking of course).

This book will take you from sentimental to nonsensical, from Christmas to Kwanzaa, from barbeque to Barack Obama, from the food police to the thought police, from DC to the flyover-states, from the schoolhouse to the House of God, with a few stops in between.

A country that knows how to smoke a pork butt is a country worth defending. Friends, our nation is as diverse as the meat it smokes. In the North they smoke hams. In the South we smoke pork. In Texas they smoke beef. In California they smoke pot. Barbecue is not just food; it’s a state of mind.

Todd Starnes says he’s a “gun-toting, chicken-eating son of a Baptist,” but according to the President of the United States, he’s just a bitter American.

If you’re politically left of center, you need to read this book. If you’re to the right, you just gotta read this, seriously folks.

Bitter Americans? Hardly.
Blessed Americans? Absolutely.

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