Goats Eat Cans – by Steven Novak Book Review

About The Book: Remember the weird kid with the greasy hair and the odd smell you went to school with? You know, the one who never talked to anyone? That creepy little jerk who sat alone at lunch? The oddball who never took a shower in gym class? The one you imagined might one day go on a shooting spree?

Believe it or not, that kid grew up.

He grew up, he got married, he never shot a single person, he wrote a book, and he even started taking showers after his workouts – most of the time.
Goats Eat Cans is his story.

Follow along as Steven Novak recounts the sometimes hilarious, sometimes hilariously painful, and sometimes painfully hilarious moments that have made his life so wonderfully frustrating. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you might even vomit. No matter what, you won’t be able to stop reading.

Goats Eat Cans features 55 stories, 55 illustrations, 99 luftballons and enough nonsense to keep you chuckling and giggling for days on end – or hours – or at the very least a few minutes.

My Thoughts:

I would call this an All Boys Book.  The first half is full of potty, poop, fart, and crude jokes.  At first reading this I would be offended, however funny, I then listened to some of my husband’s stories during his younger years and I realize girls are just different.  I found myself laughing so hard and being totally disgusted all at the same time.  My husband thinks it is just hilarious.

I would give this book to my husband for Christmas (and truly, he is hard to shop for, so this is GENIUS).  For me personally, I found the second half of the book with segments about his adult and married life more to MY liking.  I found his awkward social habits familiar and relatable.  Who doesn’t feel awkward meeting a blog friend in real life, who you know things about but don’t really know. 

Written in a short story format, or a book of essays, this is a great book to read in short bursts or in one sitting.  I would give this book to my husband for Christmas (and truly, he is hard to shop for, so this is GENIUS).  I would also buy it for the bathroom; entertainment in short easily readable chapters.  I can hear our guests laughing now!

I can’t wait to read the second volume, I am glad I didn’t give up reading and continued on to the end.


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