After thoroughly enjoying Dances with Dragons, I’m back to self help. This time it’s Ukulele for Dummies. I’ve had mixed results with these books. Reading Chess for Dummies, for example, hasn’t helped me to avoid getting crushed every single time by the computer opponent on my iOS chess app.
But this one has already taught me a couple of things. One is a way for dummies to remember the G-C-E-A sequence of strings on the ukulele. In the book, a cartoon provides a helpful mnemonic: “Giant Cockroaches Eat A Lot.”