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Humor at the Speed of Life by Ned Hickson


My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars 

I’ve been following Ned Hickson’s wonderful blog for quite a while now, and if you don’t, you really should. It is one of the funniest blogs out there, if you ask me.  Okay, you didn’t ask me, but I’m volunteering this information, free of charge. Ned Hickson is a funny man. Guess that’s why he also writes a humor column for the Siuslaw News, an Oregon newspaper. If you don’t believe me when I tell you how funny his blog is, check it out for yourself. Or better yet, check out both his blog and his new book, Humor at the Speed of Life, a collection of some of his funniest work.

I love this book! I’ve practically worn it out, reading and reading my favorite columns. I’ve chased my husband around the house and into the garage, reading aloud to him. By the way, he does not think this is funny, Ned Hickson, and says if I don’t stop harassing him in this manner, he’s going to take your book away from me, and revoke my privileges. I’m trying to stop. But really, some of this stuff is so good, I just want to share it with others, and chasing Mark around seemed like a better idea than standing on the corner, reading selected columns out loud to various passers by. 

If you have need of some good laughs in your life right now, and who doesn’t, you should immediately purchase a copy of Ned’s book. You’ll see what I mean. Before you know it, you, too will be chasing folks round going, “But just listen to this! It’s hilarious, I tell you!”

Humor at the Speed of Life. 

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5 thoughts on “Humor at the Speed of Life by Ned Hickson

  1. My Mark is much better at humoring me. I found the first crocus of the year yesterday and he even came over and pretended to be excited for a few minutes. 🙂 Gotta love the effort, if not the honesty.


    • Too funny. Actually, I took a little creative license with mine, too. He doesn’t really run, but he does get exasperated when I try to read things to him. And to be fair, it always loses a lot in the translation. You know how they say, “You had to be there?” Sometimes I think it applies to reading as well, sort of. This book is so funny, though. You just want to share it with everyone. When I’m having a bad morning, I grab it and flip to a random column, and have my laugh for the day.

      And I LOVE crocus! They don’t grow here. Most bulbs aren’t happy without that winter dormancy. Crocus, grape hyacinths, and tulips…I miss them. Not to mention forsythia and peonies. OH! Peonies!!! Peonies and hydrangeas make me happy all over!


  2. Marcia, I just want to say thank you for all the kind words. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the book and, judging from the number of alligator photos on your FB page, am glad you’re still alive to read it.


    • Hey, there, Ned! Nice to see you. Oh, I absolutely loved the book. I re-read columns all the time. As for the alligators, well…my author page has more of them than the family one, but honestly, I’ve always loved reptiles. From a distance! 🙂 I don’t swim in any body of water that isn’t enclosed in turquoise concrete, since I prefer my canoe between me and the gators at all times.

      My plan is to stay unbitten and alive for long enough to read ALL your future books! Get to writin’, Mr, Hickson! I’m not gettin’ any younger, here. 🙂


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