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Author: Jerry Seinfeld,Ed Broth
ISBN: 0312326769
Subcategory: Humor
Pages 256 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Press; 1st Edition edition (January 1, 2005)
Language English
Category: Humor
Rating: 4.3
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by Jerry Seinfeld,Ed Broth


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Stories from a Moron book. The cover of the book boasts "Real Stories REJECTED by REAL Magazines. That's fine, but the vast majority of rejection letters are form letters. Sorry, there's no way we can use this. Broth (who may or may not actually be Jerry Seinfeld), in Letters, includes not only the amusing letters, but the original responses. Oftentimes, the responses are funnier than the letters, as the idea that people take these letters seriously is quite humorous (if this doesn't make sense, read that first book).

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Mit der Google Play Bücher App kannst du "Stories from a Moron: Real Stories Rejected by Real Magazines" auf deinem PC sowie deinen Android- und iOS-Geräten lesen. Du kannst dir beim Lesen Notizen machen, interessante Stellen markieren, Lesezeichen verwenden und dir das E-Book herunterladen, um es offline zu lesen. Dear Ed: We do not publish stories about individuals like Conugal Cal, or about underwear-no matter how often references are made to fencing.

Stories from a Moron. Real Stories Rejected by Real Magazines. Ed Broth; Foreword by Jerry Seinfeld " "Dear Ed: We do not publish. Ed Broth; Foreword by Jerry Seinfeld. St. Martin's Press " "Dear Ed: We do not publish stories about individuals like Conugal Cal, or about underwear-no matter how often references are made to fencing.

Sorry, there's no way we can use this. Studded like a rich cranberry strudel with nuggets of genius -from cartoons and advertisements to actual newspaper articles from across thecountry - "Stories From a Moron" is an addictive journey into the mind of a great talent.

Ed Broth is the author of Stories From A Moron: Real Stories Rejected by Real Magazines, published in January, 2005 by St. Martin's Press. The book consists of numerous prank letters Broth mailed to magazines and their responses

Ed Broth is the author of Stories From A Moron: Real Stories Rejected by Real Magazines, published in January, 2005 by St. The book consists of numerous prank letters Broth mailed to magazines and their responses. An example is his submission of an essay titled "I Love Dogs" to I Love Cats magazine. Both are prank authors who submit joke letters to real organizations and then publish their responses.

With this book, Ed Broth finally sees his work published. His "Stories of Hope & Inspiration" and his "Stories of Meaning & Sacrament" plus his passionate pitches to place his writing in our nation's premier publications-from "Pest Control Magazine" to "Arthritis Today"-are all to be found in the book you hold in your hands.

"Sorry, there's no way we can use this."- Plumpers Magazine"As a word of advice, it always helps for writers to be familiar with the publications they submit material to."- Fencers Quarterly MagazineEd writes short stories. He's prolific. And desperate to get published. But he sends his stories to the wrong magazines. As for the magazines? Well, they don't mind telling him so:"Dear Ed: I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry...""Dear Ed: Thank you for your recent submission to Steamboat Magazine; it was wonderful to hear how much our magazine has touched you...""Dear Ed: We do not publish stories about individuals like Conugal Cal, or about underwear-no matter how often references are made to fencing.""Dear Mr. Broth: Thank you for providing the editors with an opportunity to review your manuscript, 'Luau Lester'...""Dear Mr. Broth: Thank you for the opportunity to review your article, 'My Car Ride with Daddy,' for possible publication in Mushing..."With this book, Ed Broth finally sees his work published. His "Stories of Hope & Inspiration" and his "Stories of Meaning & Sacrament" plus his passionate pitches to place his writing in our nation's premier publications-from Pest Control Magazine to Arthritis Today-are all to be found in the book you hold in your hands.Some might have advised Ed not to send his story "I Love Dogs" to I Love Cats Magazine or to stop submitting revised stories to editors who have already turned them down. But, well, that's just not the way Ed's mind works. Studded like a rich cranberry strudel with nuggets of genius -from cartoons and advertisements to actual newspaper articles from across the country - Stories From a Moron is an addictive journey into the mind of a great talent.
Llbery
There is nothing funny about this book. The author submitted ridiculous stories to magazines and got mostly standard rejection letters. After the first two stories/responses I got bored from the constant repetition. Never finished it.
Gavirim
Hilarious! Absolutely loved this book - so funny the things people write and those who do not get irony or self parody. Brilliant from one of the masters of comedy.
Lightbinder
The best thing about it is the stories inetrtwine. You'll be reading one, not sure if the guy is totally on drugs, and a few chapters later something will come up that causes tears to well up from laughter.

A perscription to cure depression and bad moods.
Bluecliff
Possibly the funniest book ever written. No matter how many times I read it, I collapse with helpless laughter. If humor is important to you, you must get a copy.
FRAY
Hilarious!
Keramar
I read "Stories from a Moron" recently, and I laughed so hard at times that I couldn't catch my breath. If you like absurd humor - you'll love this book.
Iriar
When I ordered "Stories From A Moron", I was very excited because I've enjoyed the Letters from a Nut series so much. I expected a similar experience. While the book is not a total loss, I did not feel like it lived up to the Letters series of books.

The premise of the book is that Ed Broth is crafting these silly stories and sending them in for review by publishers. The book is composed of the stories and the exchanges sent back and forth regarding the stories. It's a humorous premise but the execution was lacking. The stories are short, rarely more than 2 pages, but they, as you work through the book, become a bore to work through. It seemed like every story had the same set of themes. So, each new story that is presented is like re-reading the same thing over again. This goes on throughout the book. Of course, one can skim the stories and just read the replies. Sadly, the replies received are rarely more than just form letters. Editors probably receive plenty of terrible stories like the ones in this book all the time and so few bother to respond with a personal remark.

So that left me with the fact that I was reading these terrible stories and the payoff of a humorous response never came from the editor. In contrast, Letters from a Nut works because Seinfeld is writing to customer service depts that have to deal with each request separately. In this book, he's just sending the same question [Will you publish this?] over and over again. The response is always going to be no so there's nothing to really laugh about in the responses.

There are a few bits in the book that made me laugh and at the bargain price I got it for from Amazon, I'm not terribly upset with the book, I would have just preferred another volume in the Letters series.

sincerely,

R.C.
Review By Nick Evangelista:

I was one of "Ed Broth's" editorial contactees for this book (FENCERS QUARTERLY MAGAZINE). From day one, I just thought this individual was a raving looney. He kept submitting stories to me about his underwear and shorty pajamas, which really had nothing at all to do with the type of magazine I publish. My greatest fear was that "Ed" would show up unannounced on my front porch dressed in said shortie pajamas. The guy seemed kind of obsessed about his p.j.'s. It was a great relief to find out that his submissions were actually part of a book.

With that said, "Stories from a Moron" is very funny. In fact, it gets funnier on subsequent readings (I think). "Ed Broth's" unflagging literary assaults on reality, pushing his stuff energetically at the wrongest of wrong magazine markets, over and over and over again, made me laugh so hard, my wife, who is a nurse, thought I was choking on food.

"Stories from Moron" is the funniest book I've read in a long time.