Monday, April 9, 2012

Goats Eat Cans review

Book Synopsis:

Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (February 19, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1469969475
ISBN-13: 978-1469969473

Remember the weird kid with the greasy hair and the odd smell you went to school with? You knoThe odw, the one who never talked to anyone? That creepy little jerk who sat alone at lunch? dball who never took a shower in gym class? The one you imagined might one day go on a shooting spree?

Believe it or not, that kid grew up.

He grew up, he got married, he never shot a single person, he wrote a book, and he even started taking showers after his workouts – most of the time.
Goats Eat Cans is his story.

Follow along as Steven Novak recounts the sometimes hilarious, sometimes hilariously painful, and sometimes painfully hilarious moments that have made his life so wonderfully frustrating. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you might even vomit. No matter what, you won't be able to stop reading.

Goats Eat Cans features 55 stories, 55 illustrations, 99 luftballons and enough nonsense to keep you chuckling and giggling for days on end – or hours – or at the very least a few minutes.

Author Information:

Born in Chicago Illinois, Steven Novak has spent the whole of his life creating. After attending The Columbus College of Art and Design for four years he moved to California where he married his wife. The pair have been together for nearly a decade. He likes pizza. He’s sort of a nerd. He has terrible luck and worse personal hygiene. He also hates having to write bios about himself. He thinks bios are stupid. His work can be found online at




This is one of those books you can pick up and read a bit for a pick me up or cheer up anytime you are feeling like life is a bit too much.  While it is is full of potty, poop, fart, and crude jokes and definitely written by a man and appeals more to men, it very funny… if totally disgusting.  Strangely it is both at the same time, which made it a weird read for me, but the men in my life thought it was a total hoot.

As a reader we get to experience many of his adventures, or I should say mis-adventures, dealing with everything a person normally experiences throughout their life.  For an entertaining read I’d recommend it.  It is strictly for adults though.  There is a lot of strong language, some potty humor, and adult situations.  For that I’d say older teens and adults would be the primary audience.
I would call this an All Boys Book.  The first half is full of potty, poop, fart, and crude jokes.  At first reading this I would be offended, however funny, I then listened to some of my husband’s stories during his younger years and I realize girls are just different.  I found myself laughing so hard and being totally disgusted all at the same time.  My husband thinks it is just hilarious.

I would give this book to a hard to shop for man.  The whole potty humor is not my thing, but my father and brother-in-laws who love juvenile humor would love it.  I would also buy it for the bathroom, a place a large majority of my family love to keep books and magazines.  I think it would be quite popular.

While I would say that this story was probably not my favorite, not being a fan of this genre of humor, I do see a market for this type of book.  I would have to give it three of five clouds for the good writing and nitch market fit.


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