Keeping it FunnyThe review grabs your attention immediately with a title like this:
"This is why I'm glad I didn't run over Steve Martin".
I giggled as soon as I read that.
Not only did author pgallagher grab my attention, he held it because he kept the promise his title made -- told us why he was glad he didn't run over Mr. Martin. He even goes so far as to share his humorous thoughts at the time of the "almost" mishap!
Keeping it RealHe tells us about the kinship he feels with the character from the film (George Banks). Since pgallagher is a father to two daughters, it wasn't such a stretch.
I think this is my favorite line in the whole review: "Father of the Bride will be relevant for as long as parents have children that grow up and get married."
Storytelling + Review = One Heck of an Article!I applaud you, pgallagher. This review was perfect (if there such a thing.) The formula works! It is possible, readable and more interesting when we use stories and personal experience in our writing on Squidoo and anywhere on the web.
It makes us better writers but more important, better people when we share. Please, take a moment and read the review. You won't be sorry. Leave pgallagher a comment with your impression of his review. He's relatively new to Squidoo (Sept. 2013) and only has 3 lenses so far.
If he keeps putting out articles like this one, he will have a long and prosperous career at Squidoo!