“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 had the opportunity to review the ebook entitled “WEIRDER THAN MARSHMALLOWS” written by Dan Fogg. This ebook is actually a compilation of essays about the author’s observations on just about every random thing.
Those lines that I quoted from the book perfectly captures the overall tone of the book. It, not necessarily celebrates, perhaps highlights, the bizarre things around us that we probably just ignore. Say for example, a sign that says “Do Not Stop On Tracks” pertaining to railroad tracks. The author pokes fun at the fact that there are people who actually stop on railroad tracks that a sign had to be put up for something that should actually have been really obvious.
There’s also his observations on the simple but incorrect things that others do or say repeatedly such as interchanging “loose” and “lose”. And then there’s this story about a girl who needed to heat her Hot Pocket, was told to heat it in the microwave for 2 and a half minutes and instead of entering 2:30 on the microwave, entered 2:50 instead. The lady didn’t even realize she was wrong so the author just eventually told her to enter 2:30.
WEIRDER THAN MARSHMALLOWS is kind of like reading Chicken Soup for the Soul with sarcasm and without the drama. It’s a short and light read for those of us who just want to pass some time without getting bored. Read it and see the world through the eyes of Dan Fogg.
~ Disclaimer: Review writer was provided with a review copy of our book.