We live in a world where smart fridges are more articulate than most politicians, where the leaders of two nuclear powers engage in a battle of elementary school wits, and where every fact can be dismissed as fake news. Sometimes it seems like the only humor left is tinged with bitterness and despair.
Robert Isenberg doesn’t believe that’s true. He knows it’s possible to find humor - true humor - everywhere.
Why is it that a politician’s choice of food makes or breaks his or her career, and why should we care? How important is it to attend a funeral if it means canceling your regular Sunday tennis game? What drives a man’s suspicions of yoga, and, perhaps more importantly, why are wives so determined to overcome such reservations? Robert, aka “robear”, has two wives. Esther is his real-life wife. Esther doesn’t want to have anything to do with his imaginary wife, Dana, who is featured in his essays. Robert created Dana to do and say what he wants, but Dana says and does whatever pleases Dana.
Isenberg is an affable guy - the kind of man who tries to get along with automated help systems. From his obsession with “As seen on TV!” products to his exploration of the differences between the sexes, he’s instantly recognizable to listeners. We all have a Robert Isenberg in our life, and that’s a good thing - because we need to laugh.
Judge this book by its cover! We all have a Robert Isenberg in our lives. He's the one who sees things a little differently than the rest of us. He's the one who makes you laugh when he tells you what he's thinking. Robert actually asserts that elections are won and lost once the public discovers what the candidates are eating. He insists that had Hillary Clinton had said, "Hold the kale and bring on the iceberg," she would definitely have won by a landslide!