BOOK REVIEWS

5 STARS! 5.0 out of 5 stars Don’t Read While Drinking (Your coffee, wine, etc. will shoot through your nose from laughing), May 8, 2017

on May 8, 2017
Format: Paperback
Do you ever think that some crazy, silly situations and conversations only happen to you? Well, Amy Binegar-Kimmes-Lyle is here to tell you it’s not just you and she’s going to share all of her wacky “wtf” moments in her Book of Failures. After reading Amy’s stories of dealing with divorce, blending families, staying in touch with friends, traveling, going to the gym, and so many more, you’ll want to add her to the guest list for all your upcoming parties. Her wit and humor are spot on as she tells you exactly what she thinks of this or that person or how her guilt drove her to buy her daughter a hamster. She also makes sure to further clarify her stories with hilarious footnotes like “Shannon did not sue Chipotle; she’s too nice.” Comprised of short chapters, this book is perfect for picking up when you need a quick laugh and setting down to come back to later, but after just a few pages you’ll be hooked.
 Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
on May 13, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
The whole book was like a marvelous flashback to when I was trying to build a career, while trying to raise a family. Amy Lyle captures the craziness of those times in such a hilarious way. My favorite chapters are “Getting Divorced Sucks” and the “Calls from Sharon” I had tears streaming down my face from laughing. She reminds me of a Jenny Lawson and Tina Fey with a little Carol Burnett thrown in. You will want this book with you at the beach and your book club will love it.
on May 12, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One of my most enjoyable reads in forever; never put it down. Amy is as real as she is talented. I highly recommend it.
on May 9, 2017
Format: Paperback
Could not put it down – wanted to see what hilarious fail was next for this author! Reminded me of part Tina Fey, part Jenny Lawson, part Chelsea Handler – Amy is a mom as well as stand-up comedian, has a lot of conditions (that she can’t even pronounce) and drinks a little. My favorite chapters were “Helen” where Amy’s husband takes her seriously about adopting a Chinese baby. And “I Can See Your Buttons” where Amy gains confidence at the gym as men keep checking her out only to look in a mirror and find her nipple had escaped her sports bra! Would be a great summer read or fun read for book club (even includes book club questions). Put this hilarious book on your must-read list.
on May 12, 2017
Format: Paperback
This hysterical memoir is a must read for anyone who has ever gone through a divorce, tried to date again, raised a family, created a blended family, been part of a family, had a job and lost a job, traveled, and/or gone to the gynecologist. Basically, it’s for everyone. Amy Lyle’s ability to look at her life realistically and laugh about it is so honest and refreshing. She holds nothing back, and no topic is off limits in this personal journey through her life’s ups and downs. Through it all, she shares tidbits of a wonderful friendship with Sharon (I want to meet her), glimpses of the craziness it takes to raise teenagers, and evidence of the love she and her husband share even when things aren’t easy (read the chapter about adopting a Chinese baby). This book is anything but one of her “failures” as it leaves you laughing out loud, believing in her credibility as a story teller, and wanting more. She is witty, charming, and oh-so-relatable. I highly recommend The Amy Binegar-Kimmes-Lyle Book of Failures. It’s a quick, lighthearted read that will leave you realizing life is good, even when it’s challenging.
on May 7, 2017
Format: Paperback
Such a fun read! And I can totally relate to so much of it. Very encouraging and made me laugh out loud! I give it all the stars and more.