In The Glow of the Lavalamp

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IN THE GLOW OF THE LAVALAMP by LILY WILSON

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This book was absolutely hysterical! It's a fast read too. There are some funny incidents besides just bad sex stories. There's a few bathroom gone wrong stories too.There's even a few political jokes thrown in for good measure! Honestly, I don't want to give anything away but if you enjoy funny stories about things going wrong in the bedroom, this is the book for you.

I expected this book to be a compilation of funny sex stories that went wrong. First couple of stories proved to be that and I enjoyed them. Then it started to go all over the place. A couple of the stories were bashing Republicans, a few more involved bowel movements either on someone, themselves or in a bag and thrown in a tree. It just got sadder and sadder by the time you got to the end. I would have really enjoyed the book if all the stories were as funny as the first couple.

As Lord Byron, who no doubt survived many an awkward situation himself, said, “Always laugh whenever you can. It is cheap medicine."

In the Glow of the Lavalamp delivers ten stories of sex gone hilariously wrong, set in the bathtubs, back seats, battlegrounds, and bedrooms of America. These tales confirm that bizarre is indeed the nature of the universe and humor may be the best path through it.

A grad student rappels down the side of a building on a bed sheet in an attempt to escape shame. An unlikely couple destroys a family heirloom when desire careens out of control. A bumbling lothario nearly beheads his lover when his seduction plans go awry. A middle-aged woman finds herself entwined in a passionate embrace at a Civil War battlefield. Earnest people, hell-bent on believing that reality lies at the surface of things, scramble toward acceptance of their humanity as they stumble over the unspoken and unacknowledged.

You'll laugh, grimace, maybe even shriek with recognition. Odd as it may seem, tales of bad sex and other misfortunes can restore your faith in humankind, in your ability to weather the chaos of life, and in the healing power of laughter. Light and redemption glitter among the catastrophes within these pages.

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