Fables and Foibles shows us what an impressive array of believable, attractive characters can accomplish when they try and, sometimes, what they might succeed in doing even when not trying. Howard Jarmy has a way of uncovering unique approaches to life's situations and problems, and his writing about them makes you stop, think, and ask, "why not?" The Fables in this book show characters at their most innovative, thinking creatively. Even in matters of everyday routine, they are apt to say and do things out of the ordinary. The Foibles, in contrast, show what might happen should those characters go off track. All told, these brief, often fanciful pieces of unrestrained imagination (and sometimes the far-fetched) are thought provoking, often amusing, sometimes warm and tender. They can be read and reread with pleasure. Spend a few minutes reading this book, or sit down and spend an hour or two with it. No matter - you'll feel the time well spent.