Saturday, May 18, 2013

Review: The LIEography of Babe Ruth The Absolutely Untrue, Totally Made Up, 100% Fake Life Story of the Worlds Greatest Slugger by Alan Katz


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
"This is the funniest book I've read since Dan Gutman's My Weird School series."--Dan GutmanFans of Captain Underpants and the Wimpy Kid series will love the silly, slapstick comedy in the parody The LIEography ( ™ ) of Babe Ruth. Get ready 
MY TAKE:
Prior to this series, I don't think I've ever read a biography that insisted on being completely fictional and humorous.

In The LIEography of Babe Ruth, we get to learn about the fictional life story of Babe Ruth, from his birth until his old age.

Since I didn't grow up in America, there's only so much that I know of Babe Ruth. As such, I took everything in this story with a grain of salt and viewed it as just another children's book. This book goes all out to be ridiculous and it's obvious that the crazy things that happen didn't really happen in real life. Even so, the book succeeds in giving readers a good laugh and encouraging readers to find out if any of the things mentioned in the book were actually true or close to it.

Thanks to NetGalley and INscribe Digital for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:

  1. The book is funny.
  2. It encourages you to learn more about Babe Ruth.
  3. It is over-the-top ridiculous.

THE BAD:

  1. Most of it is fake so if you want to learn about Babe Ruth, you have to read a different book.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
If You're Coming to the Game on Opening Day, Bring Your Own Food. Babe Ate Everything They Had at the Stadium.
READ IT IF:

  1. You are a Babe Ruth fan.
  2. You like silly stories.
  3. You think regular biographies are boring.

RATING:
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