Tuesday, August 16, 2011
By definition, according to three writers, crap is more than going to the bathroom. It’s boastful language, cheap shoddy material, clutter, or “anything you would simply rather not deal with.” While the title Crap: How to Deal with Annoying Teachers, Bosses, Backstabbers, and Other Stuff that Stinks is not the most appealing title, the book really is filled with great advice for teens. Sure you have the toilet humor that says over your lifetime you will spend three years on the potty, there’s also other sound advice. I’m sure you’ve heard this one before (and if you are like me it didn’t do anything to help the situation at the time), choose your battles wisely. In two paragraphs, the authors simply state “Sometimes the bravest and smartest thing you can do is bite your tongue and let the issue pass.” From someone who’s mouth has gotten her into trouble on more than one occasion, this is great advice. Overall this book really cuts out all the crap. It is only 96 pages long, with fairly large print and lots of white (and brown) space on the pages, which means that the information is short, sweet, and to the point. So before you start your whining and complaining about all the crap in your life, you should give this book an hour of your time. Plus, if anyone sees you reading and they ask, you can honestly tell them that you are reading Crap.