Weirder Than Marshmallows. What comes to mind when you say that? Marshmallow. Look at the word over and over again and it becomes a lot more than just a fluffy puff of sugary goodness. Marsh… Mallow… Break it down and realize that it is not what it seems at first. At first glance it is something we love to roast around a campfire, but with more contemplation it’s something a lot more. It’s weird.
Daniel Fogg made this discovery a long time ago, so I’m glad I am not the only one who feels this way about the primary ingredient of a chocolate S’more. Fogg’s compilation of essays and observances in the book is almost like a marshmallow. It’s weird, but there is more underneath the cover than what first glance may hold.
The book was compiled by Fogg’s mother, Deborah Carney, so we have her to thank for the opportunity and privilege of reading. NightFire Publications, the publisher of the book, was also created in honor of her son.
Weirder Than Marshmallows is non-fiction and broken down into five different sections:
“Do Not Stop on Tracks showcases warnings that should never have to be warned.
En Masse contains stories of mass ignorance.
Technology Sucks explores the hazards of the technological age.
That’s Just Freaky features Twilight Zone like tales of paranormality.
Weird Stuff is stuff that is… well, weird” -- from the Introduction, Weirder Than Marshmallows
I could already tell I was going to like this book. I just love compilations like this and witty observations. It is also good for those who can only read a little at a time – Each chapter is a different piece of writing so even slow-readers are accommodated. I, however, couldn’t stop reading until I was finished. I don't want to give anything away, but the essays really make you think. I was pretty much hooked, wanting to read what he was going to say next.
While reading I found myself many times saying aloud, “I totally agree,” “You are so right!” “That’s really creepy,” “Oh my gosh,” along with the occasional laughter and tears. Yes, tears. I’m a sappy wimp, I know, but it was well worth it. Anyone that decides to read this will not be wasting their time. I thoroughly enjoyed reading and I know you will do the same.
Where to get this book: You can buy the e-book at Amazon.com for $7.99, and if you are awesome and send your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org you will be sent a Scentsy Pumpkin Marshmallow Scent Circle. How cool is that?
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