In a Cell Phone Minute by Judy Reiser
Review by: Lauren
Copy from: I recieved a PDF of the book from the author, all opinions are my own
In a Cell Phone Minute is a really cute, and sometimes thought-provoking book. It's funny, it's a bit sad, and it's even poignant. It's all types of things in a tiny size. I didn't get the actual book to review, but I hear the cover is a flip cover...to act like a real cell phone, and I believe it's a relatively small book so it's easy to carry around. What a perfect stocking stuffer!! Know someone obsessed with their cell phone? (I can name a few right now...) This would be great for them, and it's never too soon to talk gifts!
This book is broken into sections like Where R U?, Lost & Found, and even 911. Cell phones are a huge part of our society these days, and you can't go anywhere without finding one person with a cell phone, and most likely out and in use somehow.
While each section of the book focuses on a different theme, one thing remains the same...the set up of the stories. They are all only about a page in length focusing on some way that their own cell phone or someone else's impacted their life. It could be something serious like a man getting voicemails that family members left him on 9/11...he worked in one of the Twin Towers...or something more fun like meeting a future girlfriend or boyfriend.
One of the humorous stories I read was about a woman who almost shipped her cell phone with a package. Luckily, someone called her as she was about to hand it over at the post office....she heard the ringing inside the box, unwrapped it to retrieve her phone, and then packed it back up! Who would have thought? All sorts of things can happen, I guess.
This is definitely a fast read, but it's fun. It reminds me of websites/books like Texts from Last Night and FML. It would make a perfect book turned site, instead of the opposite. Everyone seems to have some kind of cell story after all. Again, the book may be short...but I think it's a cute thing to have around and share with friends. Just read or re-read a story here and there to make you think, give you inspiration, or just make you laugh!
None of the above photos are mine. The book cover was given to me by the author to use, and all the other photos were found via google to highlight the funny about cell phones.