Kirby Soup for the Soul

Book 5 in the Mormon Humor Collection


With the 21st Century best of Robert Kirby
All new cartoons by Pat Bagley

Feeling lost in a confused and hostile world?

Sad … hopeless … desperate?

Hungry for words of comfort to feed the weary soul?
Heck, so are we!
We can’t promise the answer to all of life’s problems (though ‘quit whining’ is a much under-appreciated piece of ageless wisdom), but cough up ten bucks and you’ll get the best of The Salt Lake Tribune’s award-winning humor columnist Robert Kirby and cartoonist Pat Bagley.


Robert Kirby is the award-winning editorial columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune whose books include Sunday of the Living Dead and Wake Me For The Resurrection, and Family Home Screaming.

Pat Bagley is the award-winning author and illustrator of several Utah and LDS books, including I Spy A Nephite, Welcome to Utah, and Dinosaurs of Utah.

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Product Details:

  • LIST PRICE: $12.95
  • Perfect Paperback: 128 pages
  • Original Publisher: White Horse Books; 1 edition (November 14, 2007)
    Available exclusively from Leicester Bay Books
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974486027
    ISBN-13: 978-0974486024
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 4.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • BISAC CODES: Books > Humor & Entertainment > Humor

Reviews and Comments:

Reviewed in Nauvoo Times — True to the Faith (
December 11, 2013

Good Reads to Give or Get
by Laurie Williams Sowby

“Books are always on my Christmas wish list. Here are a few that may work well on someone else’s.
FOR ADULTS: When the day comes that we can’t laugh at ourselves, we’re in trouble. To avoid that hazard, consider picking up Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby’s Family Home Screaming, a 1999 original (and I do mean original) re-issued from Leicester Bay Books, along with Sunday of the Living Dead and Kirby Soup for the Soul. I once worked at a newspaper with Kirby, and I can only say it was an experience.
What you get in these books is the real thing, from a dad describing the angst of having a teenager take a driving test to a day trying to enjoy a water park, there’s stuff here we all recognize and relate to.
Seeing titles like “Rise and Whine” and his assessment of grandparenthood as “the second most fun part of procreation,” how could a reader not smile? And to top it off, cartoonist Bagley’s added his own witty takes on family life.”

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