Why Men are Suspicious of Yoga
And Other Very, Very Funny Stories
by Robert Isenberg
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 10 May 2019 | Archive Date 07 Aug 2021
“...Jump in for a series of fine escapes from the pickles that life, at present, delivers. This is one fine attitude adjustment resource!” Grady Harp.
This book has been revised. There are seven additional essays. The author thought that all the essays in the first edition were funny. He has found out that most agreed, but certainly not everyone. Robert believes that there is nothing more subjective than humor!
The now deliberately “Not So Funny” stories include:
* "Against All Odds” about two incredibly brave men. They faced the battlefield of life and won. By doing so, they changed America for the better.
* "The Car Ride.” Although he was only five years old, this presents an experience Robert will never forget.
* “Paul’s Special Birthday” is a story about one of Robert’s older siblings. Paul was one of the many unsung heroes of the “Greatest Generation”.
* “Learning How to Just Watch” reflects Robert’s response to one of life’s most difficult moments. He'd appreciate hearing your reaction to this piece. “Father’s Day with My Mother-in-Law” and “Daddy’s Little Girls” are additions to the Family section. Robert hopes you will enjoy reading them as much as he enjoyed writing them.
* “Two Writers Meet, One Speaks” witnesses the magic that allows writers to recognize each other, even without any visible clues.
There is more about Robert’s family in his new book, Wham Bam! NYC in the Roaring Sixties. Watch your fingers. That book is hot!!
"I read this book because of the catchy cover. Moreover, when I started to get through to it I realized that it's not only catchy, it's also interesting, funny, and delightful!
Robert shared so many fun, insightful and extraordinary life experiences that most people will find relatable. If you have a partner, share this with them and laugh together.
This is a book I will recommend to all people! Young, old, and in between. This book will work for everyone because it's a perspective of a man finding humor in all aspects of his life. We too can connect to him and find that some parts of his life are just like ours, especially the ones we share with our friends and family. A great read, for sure!" Reader Reviews.
"So many fun parts of the book that I want to share with my wife. I read this because my buddy Sean recommended this book to me. He said that this is funny and that it will crack me up big time! My buddy Sean was right. I got my wife to read it and he said, Robert is quite a guy and that Rob is somewhat like me. :Also, this book got me thinking about football and its controversies. In addition to that are "mundane stuff" such as advertising on TV, the things and my wife do, and my relationship with my brothers.
Rob has a way with history telling that will attract a lot of people and let them see the humor in things! This is a good book to read for enjoyment and relaxation! Highly recommended!" Reader Reviews.
"In his book "Why Men are Suspicious of Yoga", Robert has dutifully, and with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, recorded history through the lens of "everyman". By writing a series of short reminiscences and observations from his life he paints an accurate picture of American life in the 20th century. From family members going off to WWII through to talking to the geniuses in the Apple store, Young has kept his tone light and observations shrewd. .This collection of short, creative, autobiographical stories will have one nodding in agreement and chuckling throughout." The International Review of Books.