Everyone knows Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, as the king of workplace humor. But why should a humorist stick to the workplace when there are so many other great subjects to explore? Despite some fans who wish he would a oeStick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!a Adams now offers more than 150 short pieces on every slice of human existence, from airport fiascos to wedding planning, from his doughnut theory of the universe to the menace of car singing.
As a longtime fan of Scott Adams' cartoons and books, I like the turn he took here. It's still the same curmudgeonly, egotistical and unusually spot-on guy, but with a healthy dash of Dave Barry's immaturity and slice-of-life style. In articles spanning the range in length and covering a variety of topics, this book is a funny and light read suitable for a plane ride, a bedside, or a bathroom shelf.
I read Scott Adams' blog religiously but I don't read Dilbert often so I view him as more of a thinker and humorist than as a cartoonist.This book includes some portions from his blog and it is as funny. He is creative and has a great knack for wording things in a vividly hilarious way, coining weird phrases and images.
Not only does Adams make me laugh aloud, he inspires me. Calling himself a cynical optimist, he ceaselessly makes fun of himself and the world but he also thinks about how the world could work better, and always believes that he can succeed. He shares his past failures and talks about having high expectations because people become their expectations. He's smart and perceptive- I think this must be related to humor because all the funny people I know have both those qualities, but not necessarily the other way around.
If you want a good laugh and some ideas to chew over (he ranges from philosophy to marital issues to world politics), I recommend this book and the Dilbert blog! I think this book makes you feel good, makes you laugh, makes you think. What more could you ask for?
If you enjoy Scott Adams blog you will love this book. It is not a Dilbert book its more about Scott and his life then Dilberts.
The book is a series of mostly 1 page shorts, similar to the author's blog posts (which I also read and enjoy.)This would be great for short reading spurts, like bathroom reading.I can't imagine reading this alone straight through, most of the material is random.Good fun reading!
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