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Uh-Oh: Some Observations from Both Sides of the Refrigerator Door
Uh-Oh Some Observations from Both Sides of the Refrigerator Door Author:Robert Fulghum "'Uh-oh' is not in any dictionary or thesaurus, and is seldom seen in written form. Yet most of us utter that sound every day. And have used it all our lives...'Uh-oh' is a way up near the top of a list of small syllables with large meanings... — 'Uh-oh'...is a frame of mind. A philosophy. It says to expect the unexpe... more »cted., and also expect to be able to deal with it as it happens most of the time. 'Uh-oh' people seem not only to expect surprise, but they count on it, as if surprise were a dimension of vitality."
These words from the opening of Uh-oh describe a special vitality that, in fact, infuses the writings of Robert Fulghum with the incomparable joie de vivre and sense of wonder that have made his books, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It, modern classic, translated into twenty-five languages.
In this third volume, Fulghum explores a variety of subjects from both sides of the refrigerator door - from meatloaf to the Salvation Army Band, from fireflies to funerals, from hiccups to a watch without hands. One again, Fulghum celebrates everyday life in all its richness, subtly weaving a theme of balance throughout, balance between the mundane and the holy, between humor and grief, and between what is and what might be.« less
From Publishers Weekly
Lay philosopher Fulghum offers advice in the same easygoing mode as All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten et al.; a Literary Guild selection and a 20-week PW bestseller in cloth. Author tour.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
The author of the bestselling All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten ( LJ 10/1/88) and It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It ( LJ 10/1/88) has put together another volume of bite-sized inspirational whimsies. Drawn from his experiences as a child, as a preacher, and from everyday life, Fulghum's eye-opening (although never moralistic or preachy) anecdotes are written in a comfortable and unpretentious style, giving one the homey feeling of sitting on grandpa's porch on a lazy Sunday afternoon sipping iced tea. Some of the essays are reminiscent of Garrison Keillor, flavored with a bit of Norman Vincent Peale. In any case, it is worth taking the time to appreciate simple pleasures and human kindness in today's hectic and stress-filled world. Fulghum's book is one way to get started. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 5/1/91.
- Susan Brombacher, "Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality"
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.