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Stories from a Moron: Real Stories Rejected by Real Magazines

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"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 Magazine

Ed 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
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by St. Martin's Press
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Jan 05, 2009 Allen rated it really liked it
For some of us – the book could be pure gold, while for others it will be a paperweight. I hope most of us see the gold.

The book, in retrospect, reminds me a lot of the movie Napoleon Dynamite because the whole thing is really in the style of an inside joke.

Broth is either a genius playing one of the best jokes ever on people (and it's funny to laugh with him), or he really is – in fact – a moron and is very funny to laugh at. After thinking about the book, I'd like to think it's the genius, bec
Oct 25, 2012 Drew rated it it was amazing
This is possibly one of the funniest books I have ever read. It is a unique form of humor, and it may not be enjoyed by everyone. But this kind of off-the-wall, dryly presented laughter is music to my ears.
May 30, 2011 Willie rated it it was amazing
If you have a strange sense of humor you'll love this book. If you like comedies like "Everybody Loves Raymond" you probaby won't. No in between. Nothing wrong with that. Except it's like tofu. Not everybody likes tofu. But I do.
Oct 15, 2013 Jason added it
Why would i want to read stories by a moron? Oh well. Maybe they'll be funny. Looking forward to it!
Apr 22, 2008 Lauri rated it it was ok
Shelves: comedy, writing
Ok. So, I guess this book was worth $3.00. The short stories are horrifying. The writing is not good and the content is just disastrous. However, the fact that he actually submits these stories to totally inappropriate magazines (rejections letters and Broth's replies are included) is simply ballsy. And, once you envision the editor of Fencing Quarterly Magazine reading a short story about Broth's evil pajama pants and taking the submission seriously, well that's when things start to get amusing ...more
Mar 22, 2008 Sam rated it it was ok
I was severely disappointed with this book. I enjoyed Broth's first book, Letters from a Nut immensely. 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). Unfortunately, Broth did not understand this as he wrote this book. The cover of th ...more
Sep 26, 2014 Spencer rated it it was ok
I was in the mood for something light and funny. It was...certainly light. I actually didn't finish it. When I saw the Jerry Seinfeld foreword, I was excited. And the idea is funny enough. An aspiring writer, Ed Broth, submits completely inappropriate stories to a number of publications, and then publishes both his original pieces and the (often much funnier) responses from increasingly exasperated publishers. None of the stories are great. Which is kind of the point. I guess the irony is that a ...more
Jan 09, 2008 Jeff rated it it was ok
about what you'd expect from the title.
Feb 06, 2008 Lily rated it really liked it
Silly, silly good times...
Feb 23, 2012 Melissa rated it it was ok
Though it was funny at first, this kind of humor gets old fast.
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I couldn't finish it. I tried, but I just didn't get the humor. I hate not finishing books.
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