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Brain Snacks

Fast Food for Your Mind

Karl Albrecht (2015). Eyethink Books, 240 pages, $15.95

©  Fred Nickols 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, I must confess that I know Karl Albrecht.  We met once a few years ago and, at about the same time, we also attended a little gathering at a friend and colleague’s home. 

I have known of Karl Albrecht for many years, and I have long had the utmost professional respect for him and his work.  Now, all that has changed.  Now, I like and admire him as a really intelligent and really funny guy! 

Brain Snacks is one of the funniest and most interesting books I’ve come across in years.  I had barely started reading it when I began laughing so hard that my wife gave me a disapproving look.  Hungry for more humor, along with some healthy doses of insight, I kept reading. 

One of the many things I like about Brain Snacks is that there is no plot to figure out; no story line to follow; no lengthy passages.  You can pick it up, read a little bit and put it down – or, you can keep reading.  You can jump around as your mood dictates and you won’t lose track of a thing.  Quite simply, it is a book chock full of “mental munchies.” 

There are some recurring categories in Karl’s book: Nitwitticisms, Favorite Lame Jokes, Partly Baked Ideas (PBI) and Famous Bad Calls to name some.  But, in the end, Brain Snacks is exactly what Karl says it is: “Fast Food for Your Mind.” 

At 240 pages, with the credits, acknowledgements and introduction at the end instead of up front, you would have a hard time finding a better way of entertaining yourself on an as-you-feel-like-it basis and, maybe just maybe, also educating yourself a little bit in the process.  At $15.95, it’s a good buy 

If you don't believe me, click on the link below to the Amazon site and take a look inside Karl's book.


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