Monday, 1 October 2012

Review - Weirder Than Marshmallows

Weirder Than Marshmallows
By Dan Fogg
Compiled and Edited by Deborah Carney
Publisher: NightFire Publications
Pub. Date: August 1. 2011
Pages: 89 
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I couldn't sleep last night, so I grabbed my kindle and began reading Weirder Than Marshmallows which contains a series of essays and rants by the Dan Fogg, who sadly passed away over ten years ago.

The writings are based on the author's observation of the stupidity of humanity. In the preface, Dan talks about the ingredients of marshmallows and wonders why there is blue food coloring in it. After reading the ingredients, I'm never eating a marshmallow again.

Normally I don't read essay books, but I really enjoyed reading Weirder Than Marshmallows as the author used common sense that seems to be lacking in our culture today. I've never noticed the "Not Stop on Tracks" sign at railroad tracks before, but I'll look for them the next time I cross one.

I laughed aloud as I read each humorous essays that dealt with real life situations. I'm a Garfield fan, so I got a kick out of the incident with his mother's Garfield watch. The essay about the girl who couldn't figure out how to heat a Hot Pocket, reminded me of my cousin, who would have done the exact same thing. Dan must have been an intelligent and funny person to write a short, but perfect book. I'm sadden to hear about his passing as he had a bright future in writing. I recommend Weirder Than Marshmallows to everyone!

*I received this book free from the publisher.

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