Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Don't Screw It Up! (Book Review)

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book, at no cost to me, for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions in this post are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you click through my Amazon link and complete a purchase, I will receive a small commission. Thank you!


New from author Laura Lee and Reader's Digest is Don't Screw It Up!  Avoid 434 Goofs to Save Time, Money, and Face.

The "goofs" are divided into thirteen categories including Your Home, Your Health, Your Money, and Your Relationships.

To give you an idea of what each entry looks like, I'll tell you about "Don't be driven mad by a dripping faucet," part of the Your DIY category.  This entry is three pages long and begins with a sidebar of three "Top Screwups:"  waiting for someone else to fix it, having dirty aerators, and letting the faucet seat get worn out.  The body of the entry includes instructions for cleaning the aerator, which is the easiest thing to attempt for a dripping faucet.  That's followed by step-by-step instructions for disassembling--and reassembling!--the faucet and a sidebar that outlines how you'll know when it's time to call a professional.

I found Don't Screw It Up! fun to read, and I think it'll be great for reference.  I have only two concerns about recommending the book.  The first is a sprinkling of implied profanity.  The second was an entry on kissing; I'm sure that it's not graphic by today's standards, but I wouldn't want my child reading it.

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