“ When I met Jack, I said to my mom, ‘I met this guy, and he’s obsessed with dying, too, and he lives in his parents’ house!’ ”
When I think about high school, I think about mostly nothing. While my time wearing braces and polos was no doubt an enlightening intellectual time for me, I often feel like the lessons I learned there were transitory and forgettable: remember your gym clothes, don’t get the cafeteria pizza, cover…
“ While some view the book’s humor as directed towards adults, it was Silverstein’s belief that children and elderly people should be treated no differently from anyone else. ”
This guy just *got* it.
I treasure this book so very much, and it’s a seminal part of my introduction to and love of humor as a young person. When I was 11 or 12 my aunt took me to the new, local-ish Borders - my first trip EVER to a bookstore that huge and wonderful - and this was one of the books I chose. I still have the copy we bought that day. I read it tonight and laughed just as loudly and loved it just as much as I have for so many different reasons over the past 20+ years.