Book Report: You Can Tell You’re A Midwesterner When…. by Dale Grooms (2001)

Book coverThis book is a collection of 90 pages of 2-3 quips per page filling out the set-up You can tell you’re a Midwesterner when….. They’re almost akin to Jeff Foxworthy’s redneck series, but a little less absolutely funny. They skew a little northern Midwest than Missouri, and they’re about small town living more than big city quips. A couple of them ring true, with a deeper understanding and statement of small town America than others.

An amusing, short read that I browsed while watching the preseason football game. I’d better stock up on these sorts of things and coloring books, since this in only the 55th book I’ve read this year and will have to make tracks if I want to get close to 100.

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2 thoughts on “Book Report: You Can Tell You’re A Midwesterner When…. by Dale Grooms (2001)

  1. It’ll be easier to find the ones that aren’t particularly funny. Let me try here.

    You can tell you’re a Midwesterner when you’re so stubborn that when the coroner pronounces you dead, you march outta there to get a second opinion.

    You can tell you’re a Midwesterner when ya know a junk dealer ain’t really a junk dealer unless he’s located near the railroad tracks.

    You can tell you’re a Midwesterner when ya don’t need any compasses out here. Midwesterners naturally have a sense of direction about them and they rarely head East.

    At the best, they’re amusing. Maybe they’d be better seen as stand up comedy, much like Jeff Foxworthy’s material is.

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