by Sukey HowardJanuary, 2006
Another year, another annoyance
Having a pet peeve has none of the rewards of having a pet dog or cat, or even a gerbil; no unconditional love here, just unconditional aggravation. But with the aid of Ian Urbina's deeply discerning research into this rarified, rarely investigated field, there is hope and help for the harassed. As you listen to Urbina's findings in Life's Little Annoyances: True Tales of People Who Just Can't Take It Anymore, read by award-winning actor Stanley Tucci, you'll identify with many of these real-life dramas and with the folks who fought back and found that revenge can be quite sweet and soul-satisfying. You may simply take solace and a few laughs from their recipes for retaliation, or you may use them to cook up your own. Fun and diverting while you're stuck in yet another traffic jam.