Amy's Answering Machine: Messages From Mom Review
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After a long day of work, you come home and see that the light on your answering machine is flashing. You feel that little twitch of excitement. Could it be someone calling to offer you your dream job? Could it be the man of your dreams, finally calling to ask you out?

Nope. Itís Mom. Sheís calling because sheís heard itís going to be cold overnight, so she wanted to remind you to close your bedroom window -Ė and maybe put an extra blanket on your bed. And it might be a good idea to wear your flannel pajamas. You never can be too safe, you know.

Weíve all gotten the calls Ė- but only Amy Borkowsky has saved them all. Yes, thatís right. You can buy a CD of all the strange answering machine messages Amyís gotten from her mom. Sheís also compiled them into a book, filled with her momís messages, Amyís commentary, and even the occasional cartoon.

  
 
I got a good laugh out of Amyís Answering Machine because I can relate. Every once in a while, I get one of those messages. But, then again, I think I loved this book even more because my momís not nearly as psychotically overprotective as Amyís mom. Iím quite sure my mom has never called to remind me to empty my bladder before going to the DMV. And she never once tried to set me up with an Italian millionaire bachelor featured on The Maury Povich Show. Amyís mom, however, has.

A small book, Amyís Answering Machine is a super-quick read. Itís one of those books that you can pick up for a minute while youíre waiting for dinner to come out of the oven Ė- or on the train. And itíll remind you that it could be worse. Your mother could call you just to remind you to eat.

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