Dear Luke, We need to talk. Dad Darth and other Pop Culture correspondences by John Moe
Witty, hilarious, and non-stop entertaining, Dear Luke, We need to talk, Dad Darth and other Pop Culture correspondences is a new book by public radio show personality John Moe that you don’t want to miss. From Twilight to Dora the Explorer, John covers the ground by imagining what it would be like to have witty conversations between partners. It’s almost as if when your reading the book, you remember the conversations at the water cooler you have with your co-workers about entertainment but never thought would be put for public consumption.
In a Court Ordered Letter from Dora the Explorer’s Mother, John comes from the vantage point of a mother writing to a Child Protective Services Case Worker about why she should keep Dora. When starts out as somewhat amusing turns out to be very funny indeed. At one point in the letter, Dora’s Mother says, “…one talking monkey I can handle, but these woods are full of talking birds, talking crocodiles….These things should not talk. And they certainly should not be bilingual (131).” Entertaining to the core, John also brings out the fact that Dora’s mother is never in the picture as a mother in the show, but resorts to a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ approach to parenting.
With Super Bowl ideas to boot from Harry Potter v. Lord of the Rings battles or XL America where plus size models would dance around the stadium snacking on junk food, John Moe is sure to come up with winners. This is a book that you will want to read out loud to your family, as I did with the Dora Explorer letter.
Thanks to Blogging for Books and Three Rivers Press for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.