Friday, November 23, 2012
Weirder Than Marshmellows Essays and Musings of Dan Fogg
I love books that are purely just, random thoughts. I can relate and I do the same thing all the time. Whether at work, or watching tv, shopping, cleaning, hanging out with my kids, anything. I often joke with people about my brain since it seems I have a zillion thoughts going through it, and some of it will make me laugh out loud, while others just make me wonder.
Weirder Than Marshmellows, is a very interesting, random, odd, weird, and hilarious book. I don't really know where I would categorize it, but I like things better that way, all by themselves, in their own category, or genre.
There are several different stories in this book, some of which are very witty, some a bit sad, many will make you think and some may make you annoyed. Either way, it is a well thought out and well put together book, and if there are some parts that upset you, (I can think of a couple things that people would be offended by), I apologize. I tend to have am open mind when it comes to a lot of things, including book reviews. I like to put myself in the shoes of the writer, and the reader, not just the blogger who happened to receive a book to review.
In this case, the author, Dan Fogg, is a young man, sadly, he has passed away at the age of 21. But he left a lot of very interesting stories, and he sure left his mark on society. More so, as more people read his work. From what I have read, he also has another book on the way, and I for one, am looking forward to this as much as I was looking forward to this one.
There were a lot of things I had to chuckle at, clearly this young man has already seen the strange people and events this world has to offer, and he had a sense of humor and a way to turn these off the wall people and things, into something to laugh at, and ponder.
Like I said earlier, there may be a couple things that possibly offend some readers. He does make a reference about children needing grown ups to take care of them. Did I take offense/ Not really. Had I wished it were worded differently? Sure. BUT, the author is a young man himself, and this isn't some horrible way people think, he's a kid himself. Also, what he was referring to, was also how grown ups tend to be a bit, "dumb", in a lot of ways. Warning labels, ugh, do we really have to read warning labels for everything? Yeah, sad as it seems, there was apparently somebody, somewhere, who did whatever really stupid thing it was that would make that warning label get put on whatever it is. For instance, i have a Nap Nanny for my youngest son, well he has grown out of it, but they had a recall, and had to re do the labels, because parents were putting their babies in this little bed, and not buckling them in, and then placing the small baby bed, on top of a bed or table??? Why? I never will understand the human race, and the strange things that do occur with people, technology, people's brains, and why things happen and why things are not what they seem.
That is what this book is about. Again, you are not going to agree 100%, if we all did agree, life and this world would be terribly boring.
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