It was a nasty kind of evening. It had been the I’m-pretty-sure-I-have-a-sinus-infection-but-don’t-have-time-to-go-to-the-doctor sort of day followed by an “invigorating” dinner with my kiddos while my husband worked late. Let’s just say by the time Dr. J got home, I was very much wanting hole up ALONE and make nice with my INFJ personality.
Doubtful that anything could really help knock off my grouchy pants, but wanting to try, I picked up my copy of Suburban Haiku: Poetic Dispatches from Behind the Picket Fence by Peyton Price. I read the first page. I snorted. I read a few more pages and started fumbing for the post-it pad I keep in nightstand. I wanted to tag a couple of the haikus as my favorites. Twenty minutes later, I had blown through my entire stash of post-its.
The problem with marking my favorites? They were so many gems, a post-it pretty much ended up on every page. The moral of this story? Buy the book and throw a stockpile of post-its in your Amazon cart before you check out. You’ll need them.
With haikus such as these, you may also need to grab a box or two of Kleenex for all the laugh-tears you’ll shed:When I’m in snit I throw away recycling Haha! Take that Earth! That Whole Foods trail mix is for this Friday’s playate Just have a Pop-Tart At Target for socks but we do need a blender and patio chairs
Peyton is a very cool chick with a wicked sharp sense of humor. She is not only funny, she is multi-talented. As she self-describes on her “About the Author” page, “Her special skills include getting the worst end of the deal in every single carpool and not realizing she just replied-all to a group text.” I know. This girl really can do it all.
And since it comes in such a sweet perfect little pink hardcover square shape? It’s screams, “Gift me!”. Snatch it up for that someone in your life–anyone who is rocking out suburbia or who can appreciate all the fine intricacies of life in the preschool pick-up fastlane.
Since Peyton is so fantastic, she not only designed the tote above, she is giving away one of them with a copy of the book to one of my readers! So hop in the Rafflecopter below, friends, and go show her some lovin’. As long as you are 18 or older and live in the continental U.S., you are eligible to enter!
Go grab her book and spend a fantastic evening hanging out in the burbs with Suburban Haiku: Poetic Dispatches from Behind the Picket Fence!
*I was sent a copy of this book for review, but no other compensation was given in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% mine. Though I do have a ginormous crush on Peyton, mostly because of her adorable first name, so my glowing adoration of her might be slightly blatant.