Book Reviews of Letters from a Nut

Letters from a Nut
Letters from a Nut
Author: Ted L. Nancy
ISBN-13: 9780439173179
ISBN-10: 0439173175
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 140
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
There were a few chuckleworthy moments in this book (by favorite was when he asked the Hartz Mountain Corp. if they were the same people who rented cars). Altogether, though, it was repetitive and tiresome. Several letters are asking if he can wear a costume (of a shrimp, or a stick of butter) in a casino or on a bus; some are about losing something ridiculous and asking if had been found (like an otter's toupe, or a missing tooth); several about bringing something inane with him to a hotel (like a 8'x3' mirror, or his own mattress, or drapes, or red ants). There, now I've saved you several hours of your life because you don't have to read it. :o)
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was really funny in spots.It hadme shaking my head at the insane letters that Nancy wrote and the ridiculous responses he got from companies trying not to offend this obvious nutjob.
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Helpful Score: 1
While not as funny as "The Lazlo Letters" by Don Novello, the letters and responses in this book are humorous enough, though not of ROFL quality, if I may use internet slang.

Unfortunately, Novello does letter writing way better than Nancy, who goes into more detail than necessary in his letters. It takes away from the funniness to have these long letters coupled with one- or two-sentence responses from his letter receivers. Most who received his letters probably knew they were a joke and so they either didn't respond or responded very briefly.

Funny cute, but not very funny haha. Read "The Lazlo Letters" instead.
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Helpful Score: 1
Funny, light reading. Copies of letters from and to companies that read like prank phone calls. The book has an introduction from Jerry Seinfeld and I have heard that he is actually the author, Ted L. Nancy.
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Written by Ted L. Nancy with intro by Jerry Seinfeld.
Inside cover reads:
He is, in reality, a supremely off-kilter alter ego who sends patently ridiculous letters and queries to (and receives surprisingly earnest responses back from) corporate honchos, entertainment conglomerates, national publications, politicians, celebrities and heads of state - to everyone. In fact, from the president of the Bon Ami Cleanser Company to U.S. vice president Al Gore.
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I bought this book for the break room where I work. It's great to hear the laughter from those having a rough day. Me included.
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This is a funny book about a man who sends letters to companies and some of the replys show the letters have not even been read. Some of the authors letters ask for some crazy things.
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Pretty funny, a good book to read on a rainy day.
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A funny, light read
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A different sort of book, slightly funny. Definitely from a nut, though.
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Very funny and a quick read! A series of humorous inquiry, complaint, and request letters to businesses and organizations such as seeking permission to wear a banana costume on a bus. Most have the reply letters included. In several of my jobs, I've had access to letters from the public and if I didn't know these were "crank" letters, I'd believe they were real ones.
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Very funny - I had tears in my eyes as I read it!
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this is a book you can bring with you to read while waiting at the drs office, etc.... its funny and unique....
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This book is downright goofy. It is a guaranteed giggle if not a knee-slapping laugh. I still think Jerry Seinfeld is the culprit behind it all. Even if we never know who Ted Nancy really is - it is fun and worth having around for pick me ups. I let a friend borrow it who was healing after an operation because laughter is the best medicine. She cracked herself right up into healing! I recommend to anyone with a sense of silly humor.
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A totally inventive book by a man with a maniacal sense of the ridiculous. Even funnier than the outrageous, hilarious letters and requests, are the pleasant and patient replies from the representatives of large, famous companies. Would it be O.K. if I gambled in your Las Vegas hotel while dressed in my shrimp costume? Because I look exactly like Abraham Lincoln, would I be pestered for autographs while eating at your hotel? Just to give you some idea.

This book is just about guaranteed to give you some ideas and reading it is without a doubt, a laugh-out-loud experience. It is also a great book to give as a gift to someone who can use a laugh - someone in the hospital, on the road to getting well, in need of something to brighten their day, in the middle of a divorce or celebrating a birthday.
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Fun collection of prank letters sent to various businesses on such off-the-wall topics as nude gambling conventions, lost bags of otter hair, and the possibility of traveling by bus while costumed as a stick of butter. While the inquiries are zany, almost all the responses are totally deadpan, which is what makes it funny
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Very funny to read. I read it once and had to read it again and again just because it is funny to hear corporate responses from hilarious requests in letters.
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Funny, easy, pointless read. Finished it in a day and it was a nice break from the serious fiction that I usually read.
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The book is a hardcover. It is missing the paper cover that goes over it. And there is a mark a clear mark on the botton right corner of the book. It was also very funny.