Review of Weirder Than Marshmallows – Melissa

Melissa

Weirder Than Marshmallows by Dan Fogg is a collection of essays that reminds me of the comedy routine by Bill Engvall. Remember the here’s your sign routine- where people ask some of the most ridiculous questions that the answers are so obvious that even a passerby could answer the question without even knowing the question. That kind of ignorance is not bliss.

Weirder Than Marshmallows tell stories of people’s ignorance and stupidity not to make fun of people but to basically entertain the reader. To be honest how many of us have not had a moment like that in our life. After all laughter is the best medicine.

These essays are broken up into five categories. The first category “Do Not Stop On Tracks” tells about warning that should not have to be spoken. Like if take a meal out of the microwave after being heated up- of course it is going to be hot. No warnings needed,. Another section is entitled Technology Sucks. I so know how that feels being without the internet for almost a week. We are too dependent on technology these days.

All in all this a great little work if you are looking for a quick laugh or just as a pick me up on one of those days were nothing seems to go right.

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Review of Weirder Than Marshmallows – Stephanie

Stephanie

Written by: Dan Fog
Compiled and edited by: Deborah Carney,
Publisher: Night Fire Publications
About the book:
“Ignorance, lack of common sense, and downright inhuman stupidity run rampant in this country and around the world. I watch people, and I hear stories, and they beg, beg, beg to be mocked and ridiculed. So I created a forum for people to do that.” Weirder Than Marshmallows showcases tales of stupidity and ignorance in the hopes of making people laugh.”People can submit the bare details,” said Fogg. “I’ll turn it into a story, sticking to the facts they give me and adding my own commentary.”

This book is a hilarious look at stupidity. When I say hilarious I mean people were looking at me because I was laughing so hard. There were some serious parts that seemed almost to take away from what I thought was a “humor themed” book, but I was quickly drawn back in. Overall this was a really good book. I read it in about an hour and plan to go back and reread it again.

Weirder Than Marshmallows is a compilation of a mans experiences dealing with…well stupidity. At times I sat laughing, shaking my head saying this can’t be for real, but it is. You actually learn a lot about the author through his notes. He is honest and funny in this book and you can read the type of person he was through his words. He totally seemed like someone I would have gotten along with well. I was never one to read book dedications so I was a bit caught off guard at he end and actually felt a strong tug of my heart. I strongly suggest if you are the emotional type like me read the dedications!

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a good laugh. I was in a bad mood when I started to read Weirder Than Marshmallows and afterwards I had permagrin. Take the time to read this book and you’ll never look at lighter fluid the same.

I received this book for free.

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Review of Weirder Than Marshmallows – Hilarious accounts of pure ignorance

Hilarious accounts of pure ignorance

I found this book rather funny and well written. It’s great to hear all the stories of pure ignorance that are portrayed in this book.

My only problem with the book is that it is so short. I read it from start to finish in under 30 minutes. I wanted more laughs and wished that it was so much longer.

I highly recommend this book despite its length for those looking for a good laugh!!

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Review of Weirder Than Marshmallows – Tiffany C.

Tiffany C.

This book thinks alot like I do about common sense signs. Like at a railroad track, don’t stop on the tracks everyone knows that well at least if you payed attention in driving school. Or when you see a fire zone no parking and you park and get towed and wonder why? well you parked there you made those decisions now you pay the price right?! When I saw the headline made me want to go upstairs and grab some those HUGE marshmallows they just came out with! This book is so hillarious I haven’t read such a funny book in a long time. This book just makes you wonder why all those common sense/why did they do that stuff for people who don’t think. Of course NO one reads anything nowadays on the roads causing more deaths. My favorite one in this book is that “Pink McDonalds”. This book has alot of great work into it, from day to day to why are humans so lazy!!

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Review of Weirder Than Marshmallows – Flora

Flora

Written by the late Dan Fogg and complied by his mother, Weirder than Marshmallows is about strange observations Fogg made during his life in a Jerry Seinfled-sort of way. Foggs essays are well written, humorous and separated into different sections, like the difficulties of technology and not acting like a moron.

Fogg introduces himself to the reader with the following:

“Ignorance, lack of common sense, and downright inhuman stupidity run rampant in this country and around the world. I watch people, and I hear stories, and they beg, beg, beg to be mocked and ridiculed.”

Fogg tells the reader about his trials as an aspiring writer and unique (and funny) situations those in motorized wheelchairs face. He is an equal-opportunity offender without being too offensive.

If you need a good chuckle, consider reading Dan Fogg’s Weirder than Marshmallows.

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Review of Weirder Than Marshmallows – Pamela

Pamela

It’s a collection of observations that Dan Fogg-All the stories on the site are true. That’s what makes the concept attention grabbing. Anybody can make up strange stories. But these are real, they actually happened, to relatively normal human beings. There’s no fiction here.

One of my favorite lines is when Dan talked about warning lables on flammable liquaids– Harmful if swallowed-Don’t drink it, don’t eat it, don’t dump it on your popcorn instead of butter…
he just put a twist on a DUH moment that make it impossiable to stop reading!!

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Review of Weirder Than Marshmallows – Karen

Karen

Recently, I was given the chance to do a eBook review of Weirder Than Marshmallows Book of Essays by Dan Fogg. I really didn’t know what to expect from reading just the title, I guess, something that would be, well, weirder than marshmallows. If that was even possible.

Well, apparently it is.

If you want to see what I am saying you can check them out here: Weirder Than Marshmallows. Dan really put it out there. Said what most of us think and put it down on paper.

Parts of the book that were my favorite dealt with the “Don’t Stop On Tracks” signs. Common sense to a lot of us, but people still do it. You know those warnings have been put in place because someone has done it. Kind of like one that I always remember on a hair dryer “don’t use in tub.” You know someone has done it at one time or the other, so people have to intervene and put up signs or put little warnings on, well hairdryers.

Weirder Than Marshmallows is non-fiction and deals with real life occurrences to people. Dan talks about it all and rather bluntly, no one is safe, not even his Dad in this book.

There are times when you’ll be shaking your head at what you are reading and other times you’ll be laughing out loud at some of the things that people do “finkin’ pink.”

I enjoyed it, it was an easy read, but there are parts that are a bit dry, but they balance out and I think that you would enjoy this eBook as well.

Sadly, Dan passed away in 2002 but his Mom is making sure that his stories get out there to us and I thank her for that, and to allow us to read what Dan wrote.

Check it out, you won’t be sorry that you did.

Now I will leave you with a quote:
“People have ideas all the time, ambition is just the stubbornness to follow through.” – Daniel Fogg, 2001

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Review of Weirder Than Marshmallows – Allison

Allison

What is weirder than marshmallows? Well according to writer Dan Fogg, there are lots of things weirder than marshmallows. Fogg writes about the little weird things in life in his book Weirder Than Marshmallows. This is a book of short stories designed to make you laugh. And laugh you will…..

You never know how well things come across in a blog without tone and facial expressions. So I wonder how many people have figured out that I am extremely scarstic. Now some people think that scarscam is mean and harmful and to those people I say don’t read Weirder Than Marshmallows.

This book is hilarious! There is no other word that I can use to describe it. My favorite section is Do Not Stop on Tracks. I always read warnings and wonder who on Earth needed that warning? Warning-coffee may be hot. Really? Get out of here! No really get out of here if you’re too stupid to know that coffee isn’t hot. So needless to say, this chapter really spoke to me and my sense of humor.

En Mass is my second favorite sections. I won’t spoil it for you, but you HAVE to read the story about the Green Bay
Packers! I was laughing my little bottom off over that one. It was probablly a little more funny to me since I have the Packer game on in the background while I’m typing.

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Review of Weirder Than Marshmallows – Cathi

Cathi

Being a mother of 3 (4 if you include the husband) comes with many ups and downs. Finding time for yourself is often a hard task. I am adamant about taking a few minutes every couple of nights to read. Reading is great for the soul and provides for an escape from this hectic game we call life.

This past couple of weeks I have been reading “Weirder Than Marshmallows”. No spoilers here, but the name itself is intriguing and once you get through the first couple of chapters, our author Dan Fogg, gives us his off the wall definition of this descriptive title.

“Weirder Than Marshmallows” is a compilation of essays that remind us that sometimes we as a society lack common sense. Dan does a great job of incorporating humor into his writings choosing such titles as “Do Not Stop on Tracks” (duh, who stops on the railroad tracks?) and “En Masse” (show casing stories of mass ignorance).
Comparative to the “Here’s Your Sign” jokes by Bill Engvall or “The Rants” collection by Dennis Miller, “Weirder Than Marshmallows” pushes the envelope on some issues that society seems to tap-dance around. From Columbine to the Bush/Gore election screw up, Fogg taps into the reality that some of us would rather not broach. We even read a few stories about discrimination towards people who suffer from certain handicaps. Beware: Fogg never said some of us won’t be offended.

Besides being a bit offensive to some, there are a couple of spots where the reading is a bit slow. We find out by reading this book though that all of the stories in this compilation are Non-Fiction and that sometimes reality hits close to home.

I enjoyed spending time racking Dan Fogg’s brain and hope that you will too. Be prepared to laugh, be prepared to be speechless, but please DON’T BE AFRAID TO FIND YOUR COMMON SENSE!!!!

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Review of Weirder Than Marshmallows – Sarah

Sarah

Weirder Than Marshmallows is a collection of short essays based on the musings, and humorous observations of the author. He begins the book by stating, “Ignorance, lack of common sense, and downright inhuman stupidity run rampant in this country and around the world. I watch people, and I hear stories, and they beg, beg, beg to be mocked and ridiculed.” I couldn’t agree more. I laughed out loud when I read the section of the book entitled, “En Masse.” It talks about how one person after another can repeat the same mistake, such as a spelling error.
When I think of this book, I think of one word – irreverent. Dan Fogg uses his unique sense of humor to poke fun at the things that some ignore, and others are appauled by. He sees things as they are, in a tell-it-like-it-is approach, and he doesn’t hold back! He points out the hilariousness of many situations, in which others might take offense. Dan Fogg lived his life to the fullest by seeing the humor in life’s every day situations.

Aside from the humor in this book, the author has an important message about people with disabilities. He shares his experiences as a disabled person. He did not want to be set apart from the crowd because of his disability. When we treat people differently, whether in a positive or negative way, we are pointing out their differences. It is important that we treat each other as equals in every situation.

I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read. I read the book in about an hour. When I read it, I was an idiot and didn’t read the introduction that said this author had passed away. At the end, I was sobbing like crazy because I knew there probably were not going to be any more books published by this young author. I am glad that I was lucky enough to have read his work because it reminded me that just because a person may be physically disabled, they may not be mentally. Theya re just like everyone else.

This book would be a great present for anyone, including yourself! Add it to your wishlist, or purchase it now.

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