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I Hate Summer: My tribulations with seasonal depression, anxiety, plumbers, spiders, neighbours, and the world. by [Franklin, Michelle]
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This is a compendium about my daily battle with depression, anxiety, hot weather, and militant introversion. It is also about plumbers, spiders, loud neighbours, video games, books, and cats.

This book is not a therapy book for those who suffer with depression or anxiety, nor is this book intended as a disparagement or a glorification of my mental and social difficulties; it is merely a record of how I have learned to cope with them, and is intended as a comedy not a tragedy. I invite everyone to laugh along with me through one of the worst years of my life, and hope that by reading about my tribulations, you will come to understand why I hate summer.

“Always a joy. Her writing combines an educated wit with cutting insight into the human condition. My world is brighter and more interesting for having read her work.”
--Eric W. Brittain

“The most entertaining, satisfying read... The most deliciously described stories, from the trials of the postal workers to the spider minions.”
--Dina Muchnik.

“The female Larry David.”
--David Tucci

“Jane Austen meets The Addams Family.”
--Sheena Swirlz, Radical Montreal

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2088 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MSCKA65
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I Hate Summer", Michelle Franklin's ruminations on what it means to be a true Northern Ice Queen 22 February 2017
By arbrt34 - Published on
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This is a review of Michelle Franklin's recently released book, "I Hate Summer":
This reviewer has had the pleasure and entertainment of reading Her Worship's ramblings and reminiscences on nearly a daily basis throughout the summer, through the election cycle and into the winter so purchasing the e-book at Amazon was as much an effort to support her as to actually have the collected blog-o-scripts in one volume where they could be read end to end without interruption.... If you've ever wondered what it might be like to peruse the daily mentations of a reclusive OverLord, such as, oh, say, Sauron... you're completely out of luck as the bugger spent several ages pulling himself back together in a large volcano after having lost something as silly as a ring. What a loser. But. Here. Here, you have a genuine Northern Yukon Ice Queen who as deigned to open her mind and relate most of the things that have brought her as close to summoning Artic Armaggedon as one can't imagine... such things as Maritimers who don't know their own musical heritage, mailmen who can't quite do their job, plumbers who can't quite get the project done in one visit, geriatrics who might ought to not be out in restaurants during the day, battling for possession of local gyms... this list goes on, of all the things that have tried her patience and failed to bring Her to the point of summoning... Fimbulwinter and ending civilization as we know it.
If you haven't bought the book, do. It's likely published in physical form by Paper Crane Books (her usual publisher) or, as this reviewer has done, Amazon.
Buy it, read it, or she'll send a horde of spider minions to carry you off.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed, I learned, I loved it! 2 February 2017
By One who does - Published on
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Michelle Franklin's bright wit and masterful command of the English language is always a joy to devour. Reading this book is like sampling a box of fine chocolates where every morsel is a delight with the added benefit of expanding your vocabulary with delightful words like "lapidate", "niveous", "gratulate", and "trinkle".
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughing at Suffering of the Acutist Kind? I Wouldn't Dare. Okay I Would. Engaging Story of Wit and Verb! 13 April 2017
By Sophia Rose - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
There is something to be said for putting a positive spin on life and living. I've always appreciated when someone is more than capable of doing that. This is why, though I'm not one who picks up non-fiction very often when its comes to current events or lives, I was well-pleased to click through the pages of this delightful rendering of the ups and downs in another fellow suffer's life. With wit, sass, and a smidge of the eccentric, the reader is brought along for the dreaded season of summer, life in an apartment building, and city dwelling.

I say 'fellow sufferer' because the main title and even some of the subtitle might be my own story. I also confess that I was already a fan of the author's writing already. I was all kinds of curious to see her pull together a series of postings friends, followers, and fans were privy to recently into a cohesive piece.

The tone and style of the work is in the way of drawing the reader in like a conversation or journal piece. Snippets of life following a few recognizable themes that make the reader sympathize and laugh in turn. I connected well to the 'storytelling' and the language style that delights in employing a classical and unique word choice and form.

I was well aware the author was discussing true and serious issues that can befall one, but it was done in such a way that could amuse and draw a sympathetic ear. I cheered her on as she sent rude people away who would interrupt a reader choosing to enjoy a coffee in a cafe, I rallied to her cause as she got the better of a negligent mail carrier, and I snorted my way through the dynamics of apartment living between loud neighbors and chary maintenance staff.

It was a delightful and refreshing experience for me, the fiction reader, to get lost in the world of someone else's reality that also happened to strike a chord on several levels. I invite others to share in the whimsy of this poor sufferer's tales.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michelle is one of my favourite authors. Her strong command of the English language ... 21 February 2017
By Swirlz - Published on
Michelle is one of my favourite authors. Her strong command of the English language combined with intelligence and sense of humour make for a winning combo. I always await eagerly for her hilarious and thoughtful musings.
Thanks for another great read!