A book you won’t be able to put down

Todd Starnes at a LifeWay store in Orlando.
Todd Starnes at a LifeWay store in Orlando.

I wrote this review months ago, before Todd’s book made it big and before he was famously sitting on the front row of a Presidential News Conference for FOX NEWS. I stand by this review. If you haven’t read the book yet, you are really missing out. It’s good. It’s short. It’s funny. It’s TRUE! And now, it’s on MY blog.


“They Popped My Hood and Found Gravy on the Dipstick” by Todd Starnes

Readers will experience a roller-coaster of emotions while Todd Starnes delivers truisms that take them from the family dinner table to the streets of New York. Avoiding slap-stick humor in exchange for truth, which can be stranger than fiction, Starnes takes those who won’t be able to put down the book — with him on a vivid journey where he reaches to the bottom of his soul for answers. And when he comes up chuckling through it all, readers, both through smiles and tears, will have connected in a profound way with a storyteller who has found his voice.

I laughed, I cried, but mostly, I could relate though I’m not a man, not a runner, haven’t ever lived in New York, don’t eat pork rinds, and haven’t had heart surgery. On the other hand, I have lost a parent, I do care about interfaith relations, I struggle with weight issues and I love Jesus Christ and daily experience His grace and mercy in my life. Readers will find something with which they can relate whatever their experience.

Todd Starnes is a news anchor and reporter for Fox News Radio. Order his book at: http://www.amazon.com/They-Popped-Found-Gravy-Dipstick/dp/1596844361



  1. Joni–saw you on FB and thought you might want to know about my parents’ (Dick & Jeanne Todd) 50th Wedding anniversary reception on August 21st @ Immanuel Baptist Church from 2-5pm.


  2. Buffy,
    You must be all grown up by now! Thanks for reading my blog and for letting me know about your parent’s anniversary. Indeed, they were among my favorite profs at HLG. GREAT people and a wonderful example for those of us who are (just) a few years behind!


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