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"
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"Uh-oh" embraces "here we go again" and "Now what?" and "You never can tell what's going to happen next" and "So much for plan A" and "Hang on, we're coming to a tunnel" and "No sweat" and "Tomorrow's another day" and "You can't unscrable an egg" and "A hundred years from now it won't make any difference."
"Uh-oh" is more than a momentary reaction to small problems. "Uh'oh" is an attitude - a perspective on the universe. It is a part of an equation that summarizes my view of the conditions of existence: