5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth and Other Useful Guides5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth and Other Useful Guides by The Oatmeal

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this as an ARC from netgalley.com

I don’t know if I can stop laughing long enough to write this review!

Okay, so last week sometime Alyssa Milano posted on Twitter a thank you to The Oatmeal-the author of this book.

The next day, a friend wrote an awesomesauce review of this book.

At that point I realized that I HAVE to read this book. So while I know I usually review romances, this was too good to pass up.

I think that there wasn’t a page where I didn’t crack up. I now know what men do and say to each other in the men’s room:

(not an excerpt)

“Hey bro what’s up?”




deep heartfelt groan as he finishes up.

“Dude, if you shake it too much you’re playing with it.”

“Nah, you gotta show it who’s boss.”

There’s a section all about calling someone for tech support, and Holy Crap was it hysterical!!!! It’s funny because it’s true!

I learned lots of fun little tidbits like:

If your pony growls, it’s not a pony, it’s a lion. You should run.

How to hunt a unicorn.

How to prepare for when the zombies take over.

Hitler hated cats.

How to suck at Facebook.

How to suck at texting.

And of course, 5 very good reasons to punch a dolphin in the mouth

My favorite line from this entire book was:

“We can poop again!”

Coolest Words Used:




-man nipples

This book is absolutely worth the read, and the humor is epic. I mean seriously, where else will you find kittens armed with samurai swords? Seriously.


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