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

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

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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.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148612094
  • Publisher: Wolf Literary Services
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 229,236
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    Funniest thing I've read all year. This man is a genius!

    Funniest thing I've read all year. This man is a genius!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Funny

    A little insight to a quirky mind. Funny and a little off the wall of ordinary thinking. I liked it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    A collection of short stories.

    This was one weird collection of short stories. If any of my Jr. High students had turned these in for a grade, there would be some major rewrites going on and I would be worried about their states of mind. I did not find much funny about these short stories. A lot of them did not even make sense. I thought I might have just been obtuse, but several other people, whom I let read some of these, as well as my two oldest grands, all said they were not worth reading, made little sense, were humorless and wierd to point of creepiness. So, it is not just me. Each short is between three and five pages long and I estimate there is about 15-20 stories. ( I did not count them, but it seemed around this number.) I do not even know what age group this would be approp for. So I am going to say 16 and up.

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Don't bother

    Don't bother with this one. The jokes aren't even funny. It's awful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Strange and not that funny

    I couldn't even get halfway through the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    What's wrong with quirky? I enjoyed it immensely. Brilliant, Tom

    What's wrong with quirky? I enjoyed it immensely. Brilliant, Tom!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Hope you love the title

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    These stories read like the puerile, unrefined, incomplete thoug

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Hilarous, witty, off the wall

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    Painfully lowbrow

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Couldn't finish it

    I couldn't finish it. Just too weird. The dog and birds did me in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Hilarious!

    Hilarous!

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