I Review Famous Toilets, Or At Least A Book With a Toilet On It

I thought it would be funny to preface this book review with a review of famous toilets.  I found out quickly that there are not really that many toilets that would be considered famous.  Sad?  However there are a few.  For example, did you know that Elvis died on the toilet?  The toilet played a prominent role in Lethal Weapon 2.  How about the entrance to the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1?  And who can forget how prominently the toilet has played a role in this blog.  Remember the toilet tractor beam, and an event so horrifying that I wrote about it twice? Oh yes.  Famous indeed.

Then I was charged with the task of reading a book with a toilet on the cover.  This is quite possibly the most famous toilet I have come into contact with!

See?  Famous toilet.

See? Famous toilet.

When I heard that many of my favorite bloggers were banding together to put out a book, my first reaction was “YEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!”

When I heard the name of the book, I knew that I could relate.  It’s called “I Just Want to Pee Alone.”  I haven’t peed alone in years.  I always have a kid or a dog following me in there.

I cried, whined, and begged until Susan from The Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva took pity on me and sent me the book in the mail. I was so excited I almost threw up!  Thank goodness I didn’t, because 90% of the time I throw up I also pee my pants.  Is that normal?

Then reality set in that I hadn’t read a book in many, many years.

I blogged about this previously, thinking of how I would find the time to accomplish such a task (read about that here).  I finally did it, but it was not without considerable effort.

So technically I was NEAR the toilet when I read it.

So technically I was NEAR the toilet when I read it.

I laughed, I cried, I even peed a little.  Here is my advice for reading the book:

  • It is what is known as “an easy read”.  It’s like buttah for your brain.  Short but funny stories, easy to read a little at a time.
  • Reading on the toilet-yes, highly recommended.  Then when you pee from laughing, well… you get what I mean.
  • Hide it from your children.  My children thought it was the funniest thing ever because there was a toilet on the cover and therefore wouldn’t leave it alone.  Toilet=Funny.

My favorites (and I’m not playing favorites, we all have different senses of humor and there are different things that appeal to us more than others!  Don’t burn down my house please.)

  • Meredith from Mom of the Year wrote about the hilarity that ensues in some families when a member dies.  I could relate to a lot of this post.  We also laugh at morbid times in my family.
  • Bad Parenting Moments shared about birth control.  This is the one you need to read on the toilet.
  • Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva told A Tale of Two Vaginas.  I almost gave myself a second vagina laughing at this one.
  • Funny is Family humorously told the tale of just how embarrassing motherhood can be from the moment that test turns up positive.
  • Cloudy With A Chance of Wine reveals the truth about breastfeeding.  The truth hurts, literally.

And there is much, much more than this.  You’ll have to go find out for yourself!

If you were wavering on reading/purchasing/renting/stealing this book, I hope that I can persuade you to go ahead and take the plunge(r).  It’s well worth it.  You can find it right HERE.

Here is the complete list of everyone involved with this effort.  I found some new blogs from this read, and rediscovered some that I had not visited for awhile! I gave the ones I already followed a nice little star.  How nice.  Please note all of the extra work I did to provide a link to each and EVERY blog.  You’re welcome.

People I Want To Punch in the Throat
Insane in the Mom-Brain
*The Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva
Baby Sideburns
*Rants From Mommyland
*You Know It Happens at Your House Too
Underachiever’s Guide to Being a Domestic Goddess
*My Life and Kids
Bad Parenting Moments
*Let Me Start By Saying
Frugalista Blog
Suburban Snapshots
*Ninja Mom
Four Plus an Angel
Honest Mom
Binkies and Briefcases
Naps Happen
*Kelley’s Break Room
*Toulouse and Tonic
Hollow Tree Ventures
The Fordeville Diaries
Mom’s New Stage
Nurse Mommy Laughs
The Dose of Reality
*The Mom of the Year
*Life on Peanut Layne
*Cloudy With a Chance of Wine
Confessions of a Cornfed Girl
I Love Them Most When They’re Sleeping
Random Handprints
You’re My Favorite Today
*Funny is Family
My Real Life

80 thoughts on “I Review Famous Toilets, Or At Least A Book With a Toilet On It

  1. I LOVE THIS POST! I was DYING looking at your photo with the annotations! I seriously can’t handle this review and the theme you took: “reviewing famous toilets.” Brilliant.

    Can I say enough about the photo? No, no I can’t. 🙂

  2. Dude your review is as funny as the book. And the picture of you reading? Most of my bookmarks are “traffic tickets” the boy has given me for one infraction of another. I can relate. The book is by my bed, I sneak a chapter in everytime I can keep my eyes open long enough to read. WHAT AM I DOING HERE NOW? It is 1am. Dude.

  3. Thank you for the awesome review! This is the funniest post about the book I’ve seen yet. I love your picture. You are brave, woman. I’ve put up pictures of myself wearing homemade Tom Selleck granny panties, but ain’t no way I would have the guts to put up a pic of myself in nothing but a towel. -Steph from Binkies and Briefcases

    • Dani I’m glad I got to make your day! I just wish I had got the darn thing done sooner! I think putting all of those links in there was making me subconsciously put it off, but I’m all about giving everyone recognition ya know!

  4. I want you to be our mascot now for the book. That picture of you reading it is hilarious! Of course I have NO say in anything, so don’t get all excited about the possibility of going on tour with us and cheering at our games, but you totally ROCK!!! And thanks for the great review.

    • I’m so glad you liked it! I seriously strongly suggested I wanted a copy in a comment on Susan’s blog and she so nicely asked me where to send it. The whole begging thing-exaggerated slightly. I would have been begging everyone had that not happened! 😉

  5. You are so awesome. And I think it’s totally normal that you pee your pants a little bit when you puke. It actually makes tons of sense if you think about it. This is an AWESOME review. I wish I were in this book so that I could show everybody your review. Sadly, I’m not. Maybe someday, huh? 😀
    I love their cover and the name of it, too. Great post, Sadder Sarah! As always.

  6. Sarah, you REALLY knocked this one out of the park. So witty and entertaining, it was totally as good as the book itself. I think I’m gonna read it again!! Loved everything about this post!!!

  7. Aw, thanks for this great review and glad you had so much fun with it! Thanks for your kind words and raising my glass with you in honor of that shared morbid sense of humor!

  8. The most famous toilet I can think of is the one in Jurassic Park that the guy was sitting on before he was gobbled up by the t-rex. That is, until your fabulous picture near the can. You are a brave lady, and I love that you can poke fun at yourself. This should be an interesting traffic source for you – betcha lots of people google famous toilets.

  9. I read this because of your title. I haven’t read the book yet– though I’m sure it’s good. Is it bad that I’m so wiped out on motherhood stuff? Sometimes, I wish I could write about things that have NOTHING to do with kids. Maybe I should start a porno blog or something. LOL –

  10. Best. Review. EVAA! And now our toilet AND your toilet is famous! Thanks for this kick ass review and also for including the links to our blogs ’cause that is a real pain in the butt and we really appreciate it!

  11. Okay, your self-portrait put me over the top. How can you not want to read right after a shower/bath in only a towel and towel turban? (my kids are very confused when they catch me in a towel turban) Thanks for the review. Been wondering if I should commit. 🙂

    • Long live the towel turban! Heck I don’t even make a turban, I just throw a towel on my head.

      It’s one of those books where there’s something for everyone. That’s the advantage of that type of book, if that helps!

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