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Fun Stories For Your Drive Home is a collection of humorous essays and flash fiction stories written by R. Scott Murphy. Scott is the creative genius behind Mental Kickball, an interactive storytelling social media game. The stories he offers in this book give the reader an insider’s look into Mental Kickball as well as an open invitation to participate in the process. In Chapter Four, he discusses first jobs and his own experiences as a busboy at the Family Fish House, including that one terrifying day when Helga, the assistant manager, “an inappropriate kisser” at best, demanded that he accompany her to the women’s room for a special project. In Chapter Eight, he challenges his readers to make their opinions known on whether dogs should be attired, and he invites those readers who have dressed their dogs to send pictures. Good Folks, Bad Coaching (Four-Year-Old Soccer) concerns the ins and outs of coaching four-year-olds, especially when one’s own child is one of the participants. This chapter, surprisingly enough, was really quite entertaining, and not in an “aw, how cute” way either.
R. Scott Murphy’s collection of humorous essays and flash fiction stories, Fun Stories For Your Drive Home, made me sigh a bit as I finished the last page. Murphy is gifted at interacting directly with his readers. It’s hard not to get so taken up with his conversational way of writing that you won’t find yourself answering him aloud or seriously thinking about looking up his interactive website. I especially enjoyed Chapter Ten: Monday Scott Hates Friday Scott, which will have a universal appeal for anyone who’s been a wage slave at a nine-to-five job, and his story about the cub scouts and his fling with the Pinewood Derby is classic. Murphy openly admits to his addiction to Googling anything and everything, something I share with him, and I found myself early this morning Googling personalized bobbleheads -- not an activity to be recommended for the faint of heart. His suggestions for the unfortunate few who are actually gifted with bobblehead homunculi of themselves might be worth keeping around -- just in case. Fun Stories For Your Drive Home is a lot of fun, even if you’re not driving home. They’ve certainly made me one of R. Scott Murphy’s fans. It’s most highly recommended.