by Robert Fulghum

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“Uh-oh” embraces “Here we go again” and “Now What?” and “You never can tell what’s going to happen next” and “So much for plan A” and “Hang on, we’re coming to a tunnel” and “No sweat” and “Tomorrow’s another day” and “You can’t unscramble an egg” and “A hundred years from now it won’t make any difference.” 

“Uh-oh” is more than a momentary reaction to small problems. “Uh-oh” is an attitude—a perspective on the universe. It is a power of an equation that summarizes my view of the conditions of existence: 

“Uh-huh” + “oh-wow” + “uh-oh” + “oh, God” = “ah-hah!”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804111898
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1993
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 482,300
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Robert Fulghum is a writer, philosopher, and public speaker, but he has also worked as a cowboy, a folksinger, an IBM salesman, a professional artist, a parish minister, a bartender, a teacher of drawing and painting, and a father. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten has inspired numerous theater pieces that have captivated audiences across the country. Fulghum is also the author of many New York Times bestsellers, including It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It, Uh-Oh, and Maybe (Maybe Not), as well as two plays: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas. He has also written two novels: Third Wish and If You Love Me Still, Will You Love Me Moving?

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“UH-OH” IS NOT IN ANY DICTIONARY OR THESAURUS, and is seldom seen in written form. Yet most of us utter that sound every day. And have used it all our lives.

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Uh-Oh 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fulghum writes with ease and fluidity, as if he is telling you stories by a campfire. I especially enjoyed the chapter on picking your battles, wherein he says something like a lump in your oatmeal, a lump in your throat, and a lump in your breast are completely different things, the trick is to know the difference. I thought that was pivotal in understanding life's ups and downs. I couldn't put this book down, a very easy and entertaining read. This book is enjoyable, something you can skip around in and read over and over again for some insight or just a laugh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book immensely. Some parts are very healing for the soul. If for no other reason Fulghum's chapter about God was absolutely brilliant. It was thought- provoking and very funny at times. Marilyn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lay on a table barley any clothes on me. WHO WATS SOME!!?? NAH ILL KILL U FIRST
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Published in 1991, Mr. Fulghum correctly predicted a noble prize winner.. he also made me laugh very loudly at 2am in a very quite campground, chuckle quietly to myself on the public bus, and think twice about how lumpy life can be. Glad I decided to read this book again after 11 years. Howard made me do it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't read many books because they are not able to hold my attention, but this book was a different story. The author of this book, Robert Fulghum, did a great job putting this book together in a way that held my attention because it never got old. Every section in this book was a different story that was easy to relate to. To me it seemed like every story had a lesson to be learned and for that reason I would highly recommend it to anyone that has a mature outlook on life.