The Kirkus Review is just in! Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone has earned the distinguished Kirkus star. The esteemed book reviewer calls Do Your Laundry:

“. . . humorous and visually impressive.

“The themes may be perennial advice . . . but snappy delivery and unsentimental wording help them feel fresh.

“Some standout features include two-page spreads in which each epigram repeats the same first word (“KEEP your knees together when you’re sitting on stage”; “KEEP your head when all about you are losing theirs,” etc.), occasional puns (“HAVE RUBBER GLOVES. On hand”), and echoes of Kipling’s “If—” and Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. In one notable, original proverb, Blades balances enthusiasm with discipline: “COMMON SENSE AND SELF-RESTRAINT SHRINK IN THE PRESENCE OF PASSION. Does this mean don’t be passionate? Absolutely not.”

Read the entire review here:

Kirkus Reviews: Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone


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Becky Blades, Author of Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone, and contributor to Huffington Post,, Scary Mommy, and Grown & Flown.