Friday, August 07, 2009

Who Cut the Cheese? by Jim Dawson

Title: Who Cut the Cheese? A Cultural History of the Fart
Author: Jim Dawson
ISBN: 9781580080118, Ten Speed Press, 1999
Genre: Non-Fiction, Humor
Rating: C

First Line: First of all, let me say that a fart is puny, transitory, and evanescent.

I have to admit that I got this book from another Paperback Swap member as a joke gift for my husband, and I didn't read it-- Denis did. This marks Denis's first review here at Kittling: Books.

Who Cut the Cheese? is a compilation of stories and facts about farting. When Denis began to read it, he did find the book amusing, but after getting about halfway through, I noticed that he wasn't picking up the book with any great joy.

I asked him if he liked the book. He said, "I did at first, but now it's really beginning to drag." I asked him if he really wanted to finish reading it. He finally admitted that he didn't. What was his succinct opinion of this book?

"I live it. I don't have to read about it!"

Hmmm...perhaps I should get him to do more one-line reviews. What do you think?


  1. A one line review worked for me. I just about stopped at the title.

  2. Oh my gosh, that is just too funny!

  3. Margot--It's definitely one of those love it or hate it titles!

    Kathy--I almost fell out of my chair when he gave me his review. Of course I had the full effects of voice, facial expressions, etc. ;)

  4. Succinct, funny and very loveable - how lucky you are, Cathy! Yes, I want more one liners for sure.

  5. Susan--I read him your comment. The Cheshire Cat couldn't've won that grinning contest!

  6. That's the best one-line book reviews I've read. I'm still laughing!


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