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“Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection of Library Humor” by Roz Warren – Book Review

May 5, 2015


Roz Warren’s Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection of Literary Humor is really funny. Really, really funny. I got it today as a birthday present and read it in one sitting, laughing out loud the whole time. If I were the type to steal a book from a library, this would be the one. But that would be wrong. Indeed, Ms. Warren may use Paul’s Flying Squirrel Squadron to track down book thieves, page rippers, cell-phone shouters, and fine dodgers anytime she wants.

Any librarian, any son or daughter of a librarian, any one who’s dated a librarian will appreciate the joys and struggles of your library’s workers and heroes. And gosh, who knew they could be so funny? While in high school, St. Mary’s, a school for librarians, sent me a brochure encouraging me to go there. I chose to go to another school and major in economics. After reading the wonderful Our Bodies, Our Shelves, I wonder if I made the right choice.

Well written, Roz.

See her book on Amazon.

– Paul R. De Lancey, reviewer

Paul De Lancey

Paul De Lancey writes in multiple genres: adventure, westerns, morality, time travel, thriller, and culinary, all spiced with zaniness. He is a frequent contributor to HumorOutcasts. His novels "Do Lutheran Hunks Eat Mushrooms?" "Beneficial Murders," "We’re French and You’re Not," and "The Fur West" and his cookbook Eat Me: 169 Fun Recipes From All Over the World have won acclaim from award-winning authors. Paul is also the writer of hilarious articles and somewhat drier ones in Economics. Dr. De Lancey obtained his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. His thesis, “Official Reserve Management and Forecasts of Official Reserves,” disappears from bookstore shelves so quickly that most would-be purchasers can never find it in stock. Paul, known to his friends as Paul, was the proud co-host of the online literary events Bump Off Your Enemies, The Darwin Murders, and Tasteful Murders. He also co-collected, co-edited, and co-published the e-book anthologies resulting from these events. Perhaps Mr. De Lancey will someday become a literary giant without having to die for the title. The humorist is a direct descendant of the great French Emperor Napoleon. Actually, that explains a lot of things. Paul ran for President of the United States in 2012! Woo hoo! On the Bacon & Chocolate ticket. Estimates of Bacon & Chocolate’s share of the votes range from 3 to 1.5% of the total. El Candidato also lost a contentious campaign to be El Presidente of Venezuela. In late 2013, Chef Paul participated in the International Bento Competition. The great statesman is again running for president, this time under HumorOutcasts’ sponsorship. Contact Paul before he gets elected to get that ambassadorship to Tahiti you’ve always wanted. Mr. De Lancey makes his home, with his wonderful family, in Poway, California. He divides his time between being awake and asleep. His books are available at: www.lordsoffun.com and amazon.com.

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2 Responses to “Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection of Library Humor” by Roz Warren – Book Review

  1. Bill Spencer
    May 12, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Just finished “Our Bodies, Our Shelves.” Enjoyed it cover to cover. It was truly a shelf-ish pleasure.

    (One complaint: My copy did not come with the promised cherry-flavored condom bookmark.)

  2. May 5, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Yay Roz!

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