Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Don't Screw It Up!: Avoid 526 Goofs to to Save Time, Money, and Face

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Book Review - Don't Screw It Up!: Avoid 526 Goofs to to Save Time, Money, and Face

About the Book
Don’t Screw It Up!, the latest book from Laura Lee and the editors at Reader’s Digest, is a fresh spin on all the mistakes we make every day that end up costing us big in our wallets, our health, in our homes and beyond. Instead of having to do more to improve your life, this witty new guidebook, available now for $19.99 here and wherever books are sold, will show you how to tweak what you’re already doing to make your life better.

Don’t Screw It Up! is a helpful, handy, and hilarious guide to the most common mistakes everyone makes and how to avoid them, such as the best way to avoid jetlag and the only thing you need to know to keep your sweaters from shrinking. Topics covered include Yourself (appearance, skills, all things you), Your Home, Your Cooking, Your Money, Your Relationships & Family, and Your Health, covering loads of detours around common disasters that every person faces.

Readers will know they’re not the only ones making mistakes with stories from real people about really big screw-ups. This perfect combination of humor and wisdom entertains readers as they learn how to make their lives better by avoiding – or remedying – common screw-ups.

Valuable secrets featured in Don’t Screw It Up! include:

  • How to quickly turn off the water so an overflowing toilet does not flood your bathroom;
  • The perfect burger can be made if you just leave the patty alone on the grill and don’t poke it;
  • Winning at Rock, Paper, Scissors is a matter of simple psychology;
  • The key to avoiding a hangover is to put water out for yourself before you start reveling;
  • And much more!

With hundreds of fixes for tons of mistakes, you’ll be living easier in no time—with no additional effort! Don’t Screw It Up! shows you the right way to do the things most people get wrong.

About the Author
LAURA LEE is the author of fourteen books including fiction, children's literature, and poetry. Her nonfiction work covers a wide range of topics including how weather has changed the course of history (Blame it on the Rain), the science behind annoying things (The Pocket Encyclopedia of Aggravation) and avoiding everyday dangers (100 Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life).

My Take on the Book
This was a valuable book with some amazing tips and ideas about how you can take control of everyday things that are easily screwed up. From how to perfectly paint your nails (not something I have to worry about) to de-hardening brown sugar to even more, this book was amazing and so easy to use. What I loved about the book was how each entry was laid out. The entries were laid out with the reader and practicality in mind. The author has considered the easiest ways to fix things that we easily screw up and has provided us with ways in which we can easily fix them (even if they are just short term fixes in some cases). All-in-all, this is the type of book that you will not just read once, but will continue to keep reading in the future as you screw things up again (and we all inevitably do!).

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