Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Men At Work: Why Women Live Longer Than Men by Cheezburger Network

Title; Men At Work: Why Women Live Longer Than Men
Author; Cheezburger Network
Series; Not part of one
Source; NetGalley, in exchange for honest review
Format; Kindle
Publisher; Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date; April 16th 2013

Description;  From the New York Times best-selling author/website Cheezburger Network, a hilarious compilation of over 100 photos featuring the heights of male incompetence and showcasing the feats, follies, foibles, and questionable DIY activities of men at work in the home, the office, and just about anywhere.Men at Work showcases dozens of original full-color photos based on the popular websites There, I Fixed It and FAIL Blog, two of the most trafficked Cheezburger sites. From precarious ladder placement and jungle gym scaffolding to questionable balancing of two-ton mechanical equipment, Men at Work dares to offer a possible reason for why women live longer than men.

Picture after picture offers valid explanation as to why this life span gender bias exists. It seems that whether they are washing windows, paving roads, or attending to questionable DIY repairs at home, men at work tend to balance risk with reward. If the ladder isn’t tall enough, turn it into a scaffold by using a picnic table as the base and then add some plywood, along with a concrete cinder block and paint can — voilà!, problem solved. Or, if that 50-story skyscraper lacks a window ledge, create one yourself with a carefully placed 2 x 4. This rollicking collection offers dozens of full color photographs that illustrate the notion that to live longer, perhaps men just need to work a tad bit smarter.

Goodreads Average Rating; 3.75*s
My Rating; 2.5*s
Would I recommend it? Maybe, I'm not sure. Probably not. But maybe to someone who loved the Cheezburger Network
Who would I recommend it to? Cheezburger Network die hard fans
Will I read anything else by this author? I might try one or two more books, but I don't know yet...

My Review; I was honestly kind of disappointed by this one. I saw this book on NetGalley and I saw that it was published by the same people that published Sorry I Barfed On Your Bed (Review Here), and so I thought I'd lucked out and found another book that would make me laugh out loud and smile all the way through...

I was wrong.

This book is...okay. I guess. It just...wasn't as funny as I was hoping it would be. I mean, there were a few part where I smiled, maybe gave a small laugh, but overall, my enjoyment level of the book was...not that great.

Which sucks.

I mean, it's not like the book was entirely terrible, and I might recommend it to a few people, those who like the Cheezburger Network sites and such, but, I think this book was kind of a let down.
Not really that funny at all.
Not even the pictures were all that great.

Sorry if you feel differently, but...I just, I'm disappointed.


  1. Great review hon. Sorry this wasn't your thing. I do enjoy those sites though. I love the Fail blog LOL! Thank you so much for sharing hon :)

    1. Thank you again Diana. I really had high hopes for this one, because I also enjoy some of the sites, but it was just a disappointment. :)