By: Heather Whaley
Publisher: Plume Books
Copyright Date: 2011
Number of Pages: 240
Format: Non-fiction; cookbooks
Reason for Reading: It was marked down to $2.50 at the going-out-of-business bookstore, and besides, how can you resist a title like that?
You Walked All the Way to Your Office Without Realizing Your Skirt Was Tucked Into Your Underpants Sesame Chicken
You will need:
. . . You hop on the train, smiling coyly to yourself and to the gorgeous men who are totally distracted and disarmed by you. At your stop, you prance out the door and up the stairs, fully aware that you have suddenly become the pied piper of men of all kinds. There’s the hottie from before, as well as a few notties and a slew of other fine fellows following you up the stairs.
Wait, why is this little old lady grabbing you? What could she possibly want? “Wha . . . ? My skirt is . . . what? Oh . . . Thanks . . .”
Jump into a taxi and head home. Once there, lock the door, shut all the blinds, pick up the phone, and order an extra-large sesame chicken from the closest Chinese restaurant.
For the next few days, check YouTube to be sure your indecent exposure wasn’t captured on film. Phew. Then check XTube . . . Damn.
Whaley’s insane sense of humour and tasty recipes turn this into a deliciously wicked cookbook. I totally recommend it, even if it’s not marked down to $2.50 at the going-out-of-business bookstore (and I really hope Whaley gets the full amount of her royalties even though I only paid $2.50 for it). There are a few recipes I want to try, like Reluctant Breadwinner’s Quiche for Resentful Wives or Stay-At-Home Dads, ADHD Alphabet Soup, and Your Dreams Will Never Come True Hungarian Goulash.
Seriously? Awesome book.