Horseradish

Horseradish: bitter truths you can’t avoid by Lemony Snicket.  About twice a month I’ll leave the world of fiction and venture into the even stranger world of non-fiction.

This weekend I managed to sneak in Horseradish, a thin compilation of observations on life, work, family, travel and other topics.  Most are sarcastic, some even snarky, but nonetheless, all of them have some grain of truth.  A few samples of my favorites from the book:

It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.

Siblings who claim to get along all the time are definitely hiding something.

It is one of life’s bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are getting interesting (ed. Note: unless, of course, you don’t need to set your alarm clock)

Just about everything in this world is easier said than done, with the exception of “systematically assisting Sisyphus’s stealthy, cyst-susceptible sister,” which is easier done than said.

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