Let's See Them Poems
For fans of SNL'S DEEP THOUGHTS BY JACK HANDEY and BILLY COLLINS, a new book of humor from New York Times bestseller Andrew Shaffer. In his debut chapbook, bestselling humorist Andrew Shaffer explores alienation in its myriad forms, from cultural ("Don't try to explain Fortnite to me/I don't care") to romantic ("We'll always have that poem about Paris").Playful, hilarious, and affectingly human, Shaffer's poetry will bring a smile to the face of anyone who has felt like an alien in this world.

Let's See Them Poems Details

TitleLet's See Them Poems
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 26th, 2020
Publisher8th Circle Press
ISBN-139781949769104
Rating
GenrePoetry

Let's See Them Poems Review

  • Julie Ehlers
    January 1, 1970
    Anyone who follows my reviews knows that I'm a poetry lover; as such, I'm not really the ideal audience for "joke" poetry. But I read the description of this and thought the poem excerpts seemed amusing, so I went ahead and entered the Goodreads giveaway, and of course I won. This took about 15 minutes to read but I enjoyed the experience. As promised, some of these were only a couple of lines, a la Jack Handey's deep thoughts. Some of those were funny, but my favorites were actually the longer Anyone who follows my reviews knows that I'm a poetry lover; as such, I'm not really the ideal audience for "joke" poetry. But I read the description of this and thought the poem excerpts seemed amusing, so I went ahead and entered the Goodreads giveaway, and of course I won. This took about 15 minutes to read but I enjoyed the experience. As promised, some of these were only a couple of lines, a la Jack Handey's deep thoughts. Some of those were funny, but my favorites were actually the longer poems, like the one where the narrator ponders why the Planet Hollywood franchise shut down, or the one about the book for Steelers fans. I came away from Let's See Them Poems with the impression that Andrew Shaffer is a funny guy and a good storyteller, so now I'm curious to read one of his novels. Hope Never Dies is on its way to me as we speak.As I said, I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. Thanks to the author for the book and the stickers. As always, my opinions are my own.
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  • Mehsi
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.Review to come in May. This was fun!
  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    Will make you laugh during the lockdown. Honesty, I did not know I needed this book, until I read this book. Thank you Andrew Shaffer.
  • Kristi
    January 1, 1970
    Y’all, I laughed. Shaffer has a unique sense of humor—smart yet so silly, and quite twisted. It was a brief but much needed escape from all the things right now.
  • Casey
    January 1, 1970
    Parody is a tough medium in itself, and let's face it, it's easier to mock something like a shitty poem than it is to outdo it yourself. This slim volume of poetry may be rooted in humor, but there are some artful twists that could only be accomplished by a talented writer. Shaffer takes aim at pretty much everything: social media, Steelers fans, Hemingway, aliens, you name it. This is perfect escapism for our dark times, so curl up and have a laugh.
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  • Edha
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.If you are ever kinda bored and are about to refresh Instagram for the 13th time in the last minute and think: man I should read a book instead. Well my friends, pick this book up! I read it in less than 5 minutes. Well rather, did a dramatic reading of every single poem to a friend over a Whatsapp call. Her reaction were either an episode of lmao or just utter confusion. For a better quality experience, be American. (Some of th I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.If you are ever kinda bored and are about to refresh Instagram for the 13th time in the last minute and think: man I should read a book instead. Well my friends, pick this book up! I read it in less than 5 minutes. Well rather, did a dramatic reading of every single poem to a friend over a Whatsapp call. Her reaction were either an episode of lmao or just utter confusion. For a better quality experience, be American. (Some of the jokes are about sports teams or some random person mentioned in their pop culture)Overall, an enjoyable quick read that leaves you "nose exhaling on the floor" or just ... confused.
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  • Neil Shurley
    January 1, 1970
    I expected that these poems would make me smile and maybe even chuckle a few times. I did not expect to literally laugh out loud. A lot. But I did. Thank you, Andrew Shaffer. I needed that. I suspect you need this, too.
  • Jess
    January 1, 1970
    This was an amusing and quick read. I especially liked the poems Game Over, I Have My Limits, and I Read Your Stupid Chapbook. I definitely foresee myself seeking out more work from this author in the future. Let’s See Them Poems will be available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble on May 26th. Thanks to NetGalley for this advanced readers’ digital copy! This was an amusing and quick read. I especially liked the poems Game Over, I Have My Limits, and I Read Your Stupid Chapbook. I definitely foresee myself seeking out more work from this author in the future. Let’s See Them Poems will be available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble on May 26th. Thanks to NetGalley for this advanced readers’ digital copy!
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  • Nicole Bannister
    January 1, 1970
    I Enjoyed everything about this book there was nothing I didn't like about the book. I Like the way it was done. I like poems anyway.
  • M.
    January 1, 1970
    "Lord Byron would have drunk wine from your skull you fucking hipster shit." Doesn't it say it all? 😂 I liked this one. Most poems felt more like tweets, though. His longer poems, like "The Hotel Florida", are better in my opinion. And his photos are great. Thanks a lot to 8th Circle Press and NetGalley for this ARC. :)
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  • Britt
    January 1, 1970
    The Ballad of Andrew Garfield is my favourite.Highly recommend reading this to a friend while on video chat. It's how I first experienced this book and it was great.
  • Geoff
    January 1, 1970
    Hilarious, breezy, ironic, often crude, and more often unexpectedly poignant, exactly what you would expect from the author of the Obama Biden Mysteries and Fifty Shames of Earl Grey. These speak to my sense of humor quite well; it's rare for poetry to actually make me laugh out loud! My favorite was 'Eggplant Emoji, Crying Laughing Emoji':I have never sent a [d***] pic to a romantic partnerbecause I can never find the right lightingand also this one time I was drinking at Mahoney's with a buddy Hilarious, breezy, ironic, often crude, and more often unexpectedly poignant, exactly what you would expect from the author of the Obama Biden Mysteries and Fifty Shames of Earl Grey. These speak to my sense of humor quite well; it's rare for poetry to actually make me laugh out loud! My favorite was 'Eggplant Emoji, Crying Laughing Emoji':I have never sent a [d***] pic to a romantic partnerbecause I can never find the right lightingand also this one time I was drinking at Mahoney's with a buddywhen a girl at the table next to us received a [d***] pic that caused her to shriekand she passed the phone around to all her girlfriendsand they howled and howled-and howled and howled -and howled and howledwith laughter.We felt bad for the guy - but not too bad, because maybe he'd stuck a couple of googly eyeson his [p****]of something fun like that.**Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Kelly Provan
    January 1, 1970
    'Haters Gonna Hate" was my favourite poem.'I read some of your poetry on instagram, she said, taking my hand in hers.Have you ever thought about seeing a therapist?My first foray into humorous observational poetry, and I dug it to be honest. Good stuff. Giggled a bunch
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  • Ankur Goyal
    January 1, 1970
    What in the world? I will say it again. What in the world? How does the author think about all this. Let's see them poems is a hilarious take on various world matters which interestingly gives us more understanding about each of them. Poems that leave you thinking and at the same time thinking deeply about Time, Space, Aliens, Andrew Garfield, Donuts, Badasses and whatnot. Author is famous for writing parodies of famous books and these poems go further giving us a glimpse inside his mind which i What in the world? I will say it again. What in the world? How does the author think about all this. Let's see them poems is a hilarious take on various world matters which interestingly gives us more understanding about each of them. Poems that leave you thinking and at the same time thinking deeply about Time, Space, Aliens, Andrew Garfield, Donuts, Badasses and whatnot. Author is famous for writing parodies of famous books and these poems go further giving us a glimpse inside his mind which interprets and expresses everything differently,
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  • Jenna Polan
    January 1, 1970
    Shaffer's work is always rooted in modernity. He has a quick and quippy style that is unmistakable. This short collection of poems provides readers with the kind of chuckle or brief nasal laugh that often accompanies a good tweet or a mildly amusing joke told at a dinner party, while providing a little more to think about. Shaffer makes excellent use of witty titles in this stylized chapbook, which ultimately succeeds in doing what it set out to do- provide readers with a quick laugh, yet it's p Shaffer's work is always rooted in modernity. He has a quick and quippy style that is unmistakable. This short collection of poems provides readers with the kind of chuckle or brief nasal laugh that often accompanies a good tweet or a mildly amusing joke told at a dinner party, while providing a little more to think about. Shaffer makes excellent use of witty titles in this stylized chapbook, which ultimately succeeds in doing what it set out to do- provide readers with a quick laugh, yet it's pretty forgettable in the long run.
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  • Lizzie J
    January 1, 1970
    Personally, I did not enjoy this nearly as much as I would have liked to. I didn't find the poems all that funny, nor did I think they were even really "poems." If the lines weren't broken up like a poem, then the words would read completely normally. There wasn't the same sense of lyricalness or rhythm that I see when reading other books similar to this one. However, I will say that I gave the book an extra star just for the "Keep Your Clothes On" poem. That made me laugh, and I am still chuckl Personally, I did not enjoy this nearly as much as I would have liked to. I didn't find the poems all that funny, nor did I think they were even really "poems." If the lines weren't broken up like a poem, then the words would read completely normally. There wasn't the same sense of lyricalness or rhythm that I see when reading other books similar to this one. However, I will say that I gave the book an extra star just for the "Keep Your Clothes On" poem. That made me laugh, and I am still chuckling whenever I think about it. So, the book was worth it for that one poem, I guess.
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  • Dina
    January 1, 1970
    It was weird and short and weird and funny. Made me cringe at some points, but how in depth can you get for a 66 page book (that includes the pictures and the one page Haikus)?I got this from Netgalley in exchange for an hinest review. It was...okay, I guess. Umm..Thanks?
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  • Mihir Sanghavi
    January 1, 1970
    Best 5 minutes of my day!
  • Elizabeth Paige
    January 1, 1970
    I went into this not knowing quite what to expect- I wasn't disappointed! Andrew's poems made me giggle snort on a gray, cloudy day that had dire need for laughter.
  • J.D. DeHart
    January 1, 1970
    A poetry lover’s dream quest. I loved Shaffer’s word play, humor, and truth. A fine collection to invite others to try out poetry.
  • Mlyn Peters
    January 1, 1970
    Perfect little read to laugh and escape the nuttiness of life, peering into the witty mind of Andrew Shaffer !
  • Conehead_86
    January 1, 1970
    I won this in a giveaway. It was funny and laughed a few times
  • Kevin
    January 1, 1970
    What fun little romp. And dark, just how I like them.
  • Nathaniel Darkish
    January 1, 1970
    The poetry was decently funny but otherwise wasn't especially impressive. This made for a fun little diversion.
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