What's That Growing in My Sour Cream?

Humorous Observations on Modern Life

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
252 Pages
Reviewed on 06/26/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Barbara Oliverio for Readers' Favorite

Life’s greatest questions need not all be grand cosmic imponderables. Sometimes they are seemingly mundane queries such as “Why is a poodle in the bathroom?” or “Why is the TV so darn loud?” Brad Graber tackles these mind-benders and others in his aptly titled What’s That Growing in my Sour Cream? Humorous Observations on Modern Life. A collection of short essays based on posts from his popular blog, this book contains Graber’s wisdom gleaned from his observations of life around him. Each topic is covered in two easily digested pages, accompanied by attractive illustrations. They can be read in any order and are eminently quotable. His delivery is accessible and by turns funny and moving. As an added bonus, Graber includes chapters from two of his published novels at the conclusion of the collection of observations.

You’ll find yourself laughing out loud on more than one occasion while reading this compilation. Brad Graber has an eye for detecting life’s quirks and exposing them to the light of day in What’s That Growing in my Sour Cream? Nothing escapes his acerbic eye from that one curious fly circling diners in the local deli to 21st-century smartphone behaviors, and he does not even spare himself from an honest evaluation. He also provides lists of tips for a happy life that are perfect for including in anyone’s daily mantra. The unadvertised bonus of the opening chapters of his two novels that showcase his fiction writing skills are entertaining, but the shining stars of this book are unquestionably the witty and poignant essays.