“Isn’t It Kind of Funny That…” by Jerry Schaefer

Isn’t it Kind of Funny That…

Jerry Schaefer
Shirespress (2021)
ISBN: 9781605715940
Reviewed by Amy Lignor for Reader Views (01/2022)

I have to say this is one author with a profound sense of humor, a concise and easy-to-understand writing style, and a gift for making readers laugh at the same time they’re pondering what the author has just stated. This one was perfect for me because we’re talking humor. The best way to describe this small book is that you stumble across various questions asked by the author; then, you’re presented with short chapters to offer information, answers, and a way to laugh while learning that even if life isn’t perfect, that doesn’t mean you cannot try for perfection. After all, it would be nice to live in paradise…wouldn’t it? Why settle for less?

This delightful read is again accompanied by fun and thought-provoking illustrations created by Gabriel Berrón. Each page, picture, and chapter combination offers its own challenge, and many topics are taken on by the author. One example that I personally loved was: “Isn’t it ironic that humans think animals are more primitive?” Then, data is given that’s clear (and completely factual) about how all of the animal species have demonstrated care, love and cooperation for each other, yet humans are still missing that. It’s like we feel that’s below us in some way. But by the end of the chapter, the author gives information about how kinship is growing, how humans are transforming in several ways. So don’t think this is a negative book; it’s actually a way of giving truths to all readers and making them understand that change is most definitely an option.

Subjects from war to time to evolution to the New Earth are presented here, and the list of cool topics is a long one. The ‘questions’ presented in chapters are truly humorous, yet also very intelligent. Such as, when talking about the subject of “Space,” the question that appears is: “Isn’t it crazy that…people expect us to think outside the box when we’ve helped to construct it?” See? Makes you think, doesn’t it? In addition, some of the facts I came across actually blew my mind, such as, it’s ‘estimated that we think 12,000 to 18,000 thoughts a day. 80% of them are negative; 95% are the same as yesterdays. Recycled thoughts do not help the environment.’ That hit home. You can’t make statements more in-your-face than that.

I would recommend this work to any and all readers, quite frankly, because this is one of those rare books that you should absorb. Not only that, but you should also pass it on to a friend so they can enhance their consciousness, too. There is some truly interesting stuff here, plus a few ‘golden nuggets’ that could just change your negative train of thought and introduce a kinder way to look at life.

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