Goin' Dowd

Well, some might be happy to know that I finally caved and went to Border's to buy Maureen Dowd's latest book, Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide, (it was nearly $30!) and I'm already 50 pages in. It's only 300 some, so I'll be done in no time.

My initial thoughts? It's mildly entertaining. An easy read. She mostly quotes other people and injects her opinion in there every once in a while. Though the quotes she uses make her point. It's written from an entirely narrow, secular point of view. Nearly everyone she quotes is in her industry or in the TV industry. And they're all the same. I have yet to read a quote made by a happy housewife or mother. They're all mostly successful, single and slightly bitter men and women who are quoted.

I'm anxious to finish so I can begin my rebuttal.

Posted by Portia at January 12, 2006 10:18 AM | TrackBack

You need a lesson in economics . . . immediately. It's like feeding the monkeys at the zoo. You will only end up feeling used and dirty afterward. Save your money for something useful . . . like beer (or wine if you must.)

Posted by: Larry at January 12, 2006 02:03 PM

If you read back a bit, I'm going to tear the book to shreds with my rapier wit. :) I just need to read it first.

And don't worry, I'm hardly cracking the book open so I can return it if I find a cheaper copy. Momma didn't raise no fool.

Posted by: Portia at January 12, 2006 02:33 PM

I have absolute faith in your rapier wit. It's the thought that that self-important egomaniacal wench will be able to have a latte at the expense of your well being that has me all in a rage.

Posted by: Larry at January 13, 2006 12:38 PM