Remember that Nice Lady who Used to Make Homemade Peanut Brittle? She's Dead.

Remember that Nice Lady who Used to Make Homemade Peanut Brittle? She's Dead.

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by Tom Oatmeal, Brad Lamers
     
 
Tom Oatmeal is just a regular guy thinking about things like hair transplants for dogs and hand-to-hand combat with bus drivers. Truly the most average man in the world, his collection of essays reads like the fever dreams of a man both painfully clueless and totally lacking in impulse control. They’re delightfully paranoid, addictively hilarious and charmingly

Overview

Tom Oatmeal is just a regular guy thinking about things like hair transplants for dogs and hand-to-hand combat with bus drivers. Truly the most average man in the world, his collection of essays reads like the fever dreams of a man both painfully clueless and totally lacking in impulse control. They’re delightfully paranoid, addictively hilarious and charmingly illustrated.

The author's website, TomOatmeal.com, was one of Gawker’s “Best Things We Read All Year”, and The New York Observer chose it as one of the "100 Funniest Tumblers…Ever.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148612094
Publisher:
Wolf Literary Services
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,050,291
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Oatmeal is the alter ego of a lily-white gentleman named Mike Prochaska who moved from his home state of Missouri to Los Angeles to pursue his love of humor writing and modest living. Check out his blog at tomoatmeal.com and follow him on Twitter @TomOatmeal. When you're done with that, please wait patiently for further instructions.

Brad Lamers is a self-taught artist who began painting out of sheer boredom from working for many years in the film industry. He is co-creator of the Pop Casualty t-shirt company and his painting was the original background for the famous ‘Shit My Dad Says’ Twitter page. Visit www.bradlamers.com to see his latest projects.

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Remember that Nice Lady who Used to Make Homemade Peanut Brittle? She's Dead. 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funniest thing I've read all year. This man is a genius!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
~wave
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little insight to a quirky mind. Funny and a little off the wall of ordinary thinking. I liked it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely worth the chuckles. To all the negative reviews: how boring it would be if everything written happened to be classic novels. Reading should be fun. Don't take it so seriously and just enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarous!
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rational-reader More than 1 year ago
Clever and funny, but very dry. I enjoyed this book, but be warned, it's perfectly represented by its title.  You read the title and want to ask, "what happened to her?"  You don't get the answer.  That perfectly represents the stories within: there's something clever and intriguing, but then the stories stop.  I did find it entertaining, well-composed, and funny, but the style is flat and the stories kind of unfinished — you expect a punchline to draw each story together, and it's just not there.  If you're into that style (as I am) then you'll find this book an enjoyable light read with a little bit of depth, too (particularly thinking about the first and last stories bookending the collection).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book doesn't just make you laugh -- it makes you think. These odd, risible little vignettes shine a bright light on the strange white underbelly of the human mind.
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What's wrong with quirky? I enjoyed it immensely. Brilliant, Tom!
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These stories read like the puerile, unrefined, incomplete thoughts of a junior high schooler (at best). They lack logical consistency even within their own contexts. And though intended to be, they're simply not funny. Even a good joke should make sense of some kind. Rather than being a brief respite from the workaday world, these stories leave me feeling insulted and annoyed.
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Don't bother with this one. The jokes aren't even funny. It's awful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't even get halfway through the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't get this book of short stories. If the title makes you laugh off your chair then this is for you. I just didn't get them, they seem to have no ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These stories read like the puerile, unrefined, incomplete thoughts of a junior high schooler (at best). They lack logical consistency even within their own contexts. And though intended to be, they're simply not funny. Even a good joke should make sense of some kind. Rather than being a brief respite from the workaday world, these stories leave me feeling insulted and annoyed.