With numerous short stories detailing Amy’s cringe-worthy experiences, surviving divorce, getting remarried, raising four teenagers in a blended household, and college tales; Lyle takes you through life’s adventures in this recommended beach or rainy day read. Win a free copy by entering Scoop’s contest!
Delight (or cringe) in Amy Lyle’s 45 years of missteps, inadequacies and faux pas. You may appreciate your own dysfunction a little more as you take a journey through Amy’s debacles including: “I Was Not Talking to You,” where Amy mistakes a handsome man waving at her as a potential suitor but in reality he was only trying to inform her that her belt was dragging on the freeway and “In the Neighborhood,” where members of a cult moving in concurred with a suspicious decline in the cat population.
“I’m not hot enough to be a hot mess – I’m a medium mess, but maximum funny,” explains Amy. “My book offers a nice summer escape from the day-to-day challenges of juggling children, marriage, work, and all that comes in between. Throw my book in your pool bag and be prepared to feel much better about yourself!”
The book has been a “labor of love” for Lyle, kind of a self-help book meets sitcom.
“I am calling my book the breakthrough, must-have funny memoir of the summer,” adds Lyle. “I think it could help even Dr. Phil, as it offers a journey of what not to do, while guaranteeing an instant boost to your self-esteem. I am pleased to help my fellow women, even if it means full disclosure and embarrassment at my own expense.”
While Amy talks her “failures,” this book isn’t one of them, as recent reviews from media and book lovers illustrate Book of Failure’s fast-growing appeal, which many dub as authentically human and relatable:
“Delight in Amy Lyle’s 45 years of missteps, inadequacies and faux pas. You may appreciate your own dysfunction a little more as you take a journey through Amy’s debacles…” – Rick Limpert’s Kindle Pick of The Week
“Don’t read while drinking (your coffee, wine, etc., will shoot through your nose from laughing)” – Ivory Owl Reviews
“For all of us who need validation that we don’t suck as bad as we think we do”; “short stories woven of comedy gold”; “she reminds me of a Jenny Lawson and Tina Fey with a little Carol Burnett thrown in” – Amazon reviews
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