Books You Say I'm a Bitch Like It's a Bad Thing

Nothing's funnier than a good PMS joke!

Or so this novelty book clearly defines

By Amy Diaz

You Say I'm a Bitch Like It's a Bad Thing, by Ed Polish and Darren Wotz, Ten Speed Press, 2004.

I am not a fan of PMS humor.

It's up there with Cathy comics and posters with kittens in funny poses. This is not something I can support.

However, in small, small doses, the cute little sayings, illustrated by 1950s women in toothpaste-ad-like poses, are, admittedly, kind of funny.

"Why do I have to get married? I didn't do anything wrong," says the card with a blushing bride.

"I had sex with my husband and all I got was this lousy kid," says the card with a smiling mom and her rosy child.

"I married Mr. Right. I just didn't know his first name was always," says the card with a beaming couple.

This is essentially the sort of gift you bring to the wedding shower of a coworker you don't know all that well or a cousin you don't like all that much. It's moderately amusing and basically harmless even if it frequently crosses the line between kitsch and cornball.

Plus, it comes with a free easel for easy desk display! Right next to the Ziggy figurine and the heart-shaped framed photo of your boyfriend.

- Amy Diaz

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