‘Do Your Laundry’ Wins Kirkus Starred Review!
The Kirkus Review is just in! Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone has earned the distinguished Kirkus star. The esteemed book reviewer calls Do Your Laundry:
“. . . humorous and visually impressive.
“The themes may be perennial advice . . . but snappy delivery and unsentimental wording help them feel fresh.
“Some standout features include two-page spreads in which each epigram repeats the same first word (“KEEP your knees together when you’re sitting on stage”; “KEEP your head when all about you are losing theirs,” etc.), occasional puns (“HAVE RUBBER GLOVES. On hand”), and echoes of Kipling’s “If—” and Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. In one notable, original proverb, Blades balances enthusiasm with discipline: “COMMON SENSE AND SELF-RESTRAINT SHRINK IN THE PRESENCE OF PASSION. Does this mean don’t be passionate? Absolutely not.”
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