by Noreen Braman
Type of humor: Slice of life humor
"Treading Water and other misadventures" is the second edition of Noreen Braman's slightly damp collection of humor columns and essays that have appeared online and in print, including the "Evil Pants" series and "the House of Rhyming Pests." Tales of domestic life include hilariously unsettling "Don't Worry, It's Just a Stage!" as well as adventures at both the nail salon and the hair salon. New to this edition is a tale about furnace repair as well as an infamous object Braman dubbed "the deathbench." You'll be grateful that your life isn't full of watery adventures, misbehaving dogs, careful plans gone awry and varmints of all kinds that don't give up!