Lewis Grizzard's Advice to the Newly Wed; Lewis Grizzard's Advice to the Newly Divorced

Lewis Grizzard, Author, Mike Lester, Illustrator Longstreet Press $6.95 (76p) ISBN 978-0-929264-22-6
Like Grizzard's On Fear of Flying (see review above), this short collection of ostensibly humorous stories, jokes and counsel for victims of marriage and divorce suffers from an overabundance of heavy-footed high spirits (``I like getting married. I like it so much that I've done it three times''). Grizzard's levity is almost unfailingly banal, whether he pokes fun at Methodist ministers, at the ``four types of men available'' to women seeking mates (``wimps,'' ``jerks,'' ``gays,'' ``takens'') or at ``Miss Right.'' Gimmicky, juvenile yet not truly silly, Grizzard--with Lester's scrappy, skimpy drawings for company--lets off steam without offering new insights into human foibles, and without risking serious mischief, merely revisiting a vein other humorists have milked thoroughly. 100,000 first printing; major ad/promo. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/30/1989
Release date: 05/01/1989
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