My first introduction to the Oatmeal was many moons ago when I was learning web design. The comic I first stumbled upon was about building a website with a difficult client. It was honest and accurate which made it hilarious. Many years later I purchased 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth and Other Useful Guides. It has remained in my bathroom to educate guests while they drop the kids off at the pool. I enjoy Matthew Inman’s art and humor which is why I jumped at the chance to preview his latest work.
If My Dogs Were a Pair of Middle-Aged Men is a short gift book about Matt’s two dogs, as middle aged men. Does that sound weird? It is. That doesn’t stop Inman from personifying his dog into two old dudes, and he does it well. So much so that I was immediately reminded I’m more of a cat person. :adds How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You to wishlist:
Fans of the Oatmeal will enjoy this. I laughed out loud at least once. So the real question is, would I buy this as a gift for a friend? Yes. Would I buy it for myself? Probably not. I’d rather spend money on one of Inman’s longer books.
You can pick up If My Dogs Were a Pair of Middle-Aged Men in Hardcover or for Kindle/Comixology on Amazon.
This book was received as an ARC through Net Galley in exchange for my honest review. This post contains an affiliate link. You can read more about my official disclosure policy here.