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Idiots in Love: Chronicles of Romantic Stupidity Paperback – April 1, 2006

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About the Author

 The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane quotes in Leland Gregory's Stupid-themed anthologies showcase the best of human nature at its worst. Through his Twitter handle of @ChronicStupid, Leland shares headlines, quips, and unbelievable feats of folly culled from print, online, and broadcast media around the globe. He has authored more than a dozen humor titles, including What's the Number for 911? and the New York Times best-sellers Stupid American History and America's Dumbest Criminals. A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of radio and television appearances, including multiple appearances on NBC's Today show.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (April 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740756699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740756696
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.7 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,961,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Do you get those emails about the silly things that people do? Basically this is a book that collects those silly stories that revolve around love.

The book is set up with one page anecdotes. I found a few of the entries funny, some left me rolling my eyes, but most did not effect me. Too many of the entries reminded me of the urban legends we have all heard so many times. Maybe this proves their truth, but it wasn't enough. A bride getting rice lodged in her ear, a groom falling off the bed (while jumping) on his honeymoon and breaking his wrist, a groom showing up at his wedding to find two brides (his fiance and his ex-girlfriend). There wasn't enough to make me care about most of the entries.

On the plus side the book is an easy read and did provide me with some smiles and a few laughs.
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Format: Paperback
These aren't traditional "short stories," they're dozens of laugh outloud funny, one paragraph anecdotes that will also make you wonder about how the human race has survived its own dopiness. Like the groom who divorced his wife shortly after their wedding reception because she made fun of her new mother-in-law's dancing. Or the guy who pretended FOR SEVERAL YEARS to be deaf just so his wife would stop nagging him.

First, I suggest you go back to the top of this page and click on the photo of the book, where it says Search Inside. That will let you read a few of the pages and see how funny the stories are. Of course, that will also tell you whether or not it's your kind of humor.

Besides being funny, I also like the book because the shortness of each story makes for easy "start and stop" reading -- all without having to stop laughing. It was perfect for my subway rides around the city, for grabbing a few quick laughs with lunch, and now it sits in my lobby for visitors who will (hopefully) only need a few minutes' distraction.

Whether you just want some laughs in your life, desperately need to feel superior to someone, or would like customers who have to wait for you to be smiling when you finally get to them, I highly recommend this book.
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Great concept, poorly executed.

Basically, a Darwin Awards-style book for romance gone horribly awry. Reads like Reuters news wire stories. Zero prose flare. Very journalistic/workmanlike in its approach.
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This book was so ridiculously funny, it was hard to put down. I had so much fun reading it and laughing.
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