My Vacuum Sucks: Humorous Essays Written While Going from Office Zombie, to Stay-at-Home Dad, to Educator by Brett Chrest
Modern essayist, Brett Chrest introduces us to his book, “My Vacuum Sucks”:
After I resigned from my office zombie job after 15 years, I emerged to find so much has changed. For starters, 15 years ago, the hack joke was "Why are there so many cable channels?" Now, it is "Why are there so many social media/digital TV streams?" Personal health is another one. Time was, taking down a full-rack of baby back ribs was a badge of honor. Last time I ordered them, a few weeks ago, it became quite the cause célèbre. Several patrons even started a pool to Uber me to a morgue.
Some things never change. Hiking with the family, sports, getting old, etc.
Whether new or old, there is always something funny about what's going on. If you want to read stories about all the humor in the world that you can only see when you take a step back, this book is for you.
I enjoyed this book a lot. I laughed and chuckled nearly nonstop from cover to cover. Brett is quite a funny guy! His humor, rather self-deprecating, is a lot like many other guys. I would feel right at home sitting with him in the garage sipping an adult beverage. We would be sharing stories of home improvement disasters and wildlife encounters of the third kind. There would be clinking bottles and many high-fives.
Get this book, I will meet you in Brett's garage.
4.9 stars for “My Vacuum Sucks”.
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Brett Chrest and his wife, Leah Chrest (author of At the Edge of Jordan, reviewed elsewhere on this website) published their books within 1 week of each other and about a week before Brett's unexpected passing in late August of 2021. In Brett's stead, Leah, his wife and the editor of My Vacuum Sucks will be fielding the interview questions.
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