Yes, it’s hard to believe, but I still haven’t purchased the Kindle. So yesterday I took a trip to the Harvard COOP to buy a book.

One of the books that piqued my interest was “Microwave for One” but I checked some of the readers comments and I wasn’t overly impressed. To be fair – I did find a few positive customer reviews:

“After the divorce” by Benjamin L. Hamilton

After the divorce my diet consisted primarily of uncooked ramen and whiskey. Occasionally I wondered aloud if I’d ever have another home cooked meal again.

Then I discovered “Microwave for One” and everything changed.

My favorite chapters were:

Chapter 1: Plugging in your Microwave and You

Chapter 4: How to Wait 3 Minutes

Chapter 11 [BONUS CHAPTER]: Eating the with Cats

In closing, I give this book 2 thumbs up (and a paw!). Thanks Sonia Allison!


Buy this book, or don’t, I don’t care anymore” by Michael Pemulis

It used to be that I got home from work and the only thing I’d want to put in my mouth was the cold barrel of my grandfather’s shotgun. Then I discovered Sonia Allison’s Chicken Tetrazzini, and now there are two things.

And the third one…

“Best thing ever after alien abduction” by Louis Green

I have been abducted by aliens 16 times during the past 3 ½ years. After the probes and biopsies it is really comforting to open up the book I treasure most of all – Sonia Allison’s Microwave For One.

Yes her Chicken Tetrazzini recipe is amazing, but a little run-of-the-mill for me. I am an adventurous foodie, so I go straight to the gourmet section. Popcorn with hot water is my go to dish every time I want to impress my imaginary girlfriend and her family. I have served them every recipe in the book and they always ask two things. What’s my secret and can I give them some to take home.

I plan on popping the big question soon, and you better believe Sonia Allison will be right there with me! Ssshhhh… Not so loud the guards are coming!!!

To make a long story short – the book I ended up purchasing was entitled We are all weird (that’s not a typo) by one of my favorite marketing gurus Seth Godin.

As a business marketing book it did have some interesting trivia. Here are a few excerpts from the book that I’ve read so far:

“Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google estimates that every two days, Earthlings produce as much information as was produced by all or mankind for the 20,000 years leading to 2003….”

“Mike Ridley reported on how much time (or work, or money) it costs us to buy light, a fundamental building block to our civilization. 2,200 hundred years ago, you would need to work 50 hours to buy an hour of light from an oil lantern. Today, you can buy an hour of clean, bright light in about 1/2 second.”

“Consider the tragic case of Van Gogh. He sold only one painting in his lifetime, and lived in isolation….Imagine the impact on his life and art if he had been connected to the internet….”

“McKinsey advisor and Harvard Professor Eric Beinhocker calculates that there are 10 billion items for sale in New York City alone. That’s up from two hundred items five hundred years ago.”

Okay, perhaps not the most interesting trivia, but if you sell a product or service Seth Godin has some interesting thoughts.

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