I didn't know anything about the Bloggess when I picked up this book - you don't have to know who she is to enjoy it at all. This is the funniest book I've read in a long time. Laughing til I had to stop reading because tears of laughter were streaming down my cheeks and I could hardly breathe. I read long sections out loud to my boyfriend, and even HE was making jokes about it for days afterwards. Just the word "dishwasher" is enough to make me start giggling now.