The Toaster Oven Mocks Me Living with Synesthesia PLEASE NOTE This book is best viewed on a color Kindle device It contains color graphics that are essential to the story It is recommended that you view this book on a Kindle Fire a free Kindle compu

  • Title: The Toaster Oven Mocks Me: Living with Synesthesia
  • Author: Steve Margolis
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  • Page: 207
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • PLEASE NOTE This book is best viewed on a color Kindle device It contains color graphics that are essential to the story It is recommended that you view this book on a Kindle Fire, a free Kindle computer app, or a free Kindle Smartphone app If you have a B W device, and you re just dying to read my book, you can download the color illustrations as a single PDF file fromPLEASE NOTE This book is best viewed on a color Kindle device It contains color graphics that are essential to the story It is recommended that you view this book on a Kindle Fire, a free Kindle computer app, or a free Kindle Smartphone app If you have a B W device, and you re just dying to read my book, you can download the color illustrations as a single PDF file from my website at stevemargolis blog books Does your toaster oven make you feel shamefully inadequate with his lofty ideals and Jeffersonian views of the world Is the letter Q the wrong shade of yellow Are you frequently bothered by abstract images and geometric shapes falling from the sky If so, this book can help The Toaster Oven Mocks Me is a humorous memoir that chronicles Steve s discovery, concealment, and eventual acceptance of synesthesia a peculiar condition where one sense is stimulated, and two senses respond It s like a buy one, get one free for your senses But wait, there s Join Steve on his journey and experience the world as he does Every letter and every number that you see, taking on its own distinct color Visualizing dates in history and actually seeing a floating, holographic timeline just inches from your nose And best of all, sensing personality from inanimate objects But that s not all Watch as our charismatic hero conceals his condition for decades using misdirection, clever tactics, and a sense of humor that only a mother could love Order now and we ll throw in a mental breakdown at no extra charge You read that right You ll witness the inevitable outcome of hiding one s individuality for over four decades and you ll occupy a front row seat as Steve finally figures out that uniqueness is something to be celebrated Now how much would you pay That s a brain condition and a mental collapse, for one low price Order now servers are standing by

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    1. What a waste of time. I loved the premise and the humor for sure, but the editing was abysmal. Like, drag me to the depths of hell abysmal. What a joke. If any editor ever looked at this train wreck (doubtful), they should be promptly fired and castrated.

    2. The Toaster Oven Mocks Me is one of those rare books that educates at the same time that it makes you laugh! The author, Steve Margolis, has synesthesia. When he was growing up, he thought everyone had it. It was normal for him, but there were signs that other people were not experiencing the world the same way he was.This book explores how he discovered his condition and how it affected his life. But it does it in such a humorous way! Perfecto-mundo!

    3. Understanding dawns brightlyHaving a daughter that used to ask me, "what color is this sound mommy" makes a lot more sense now! I learned A LOT from this, including how to be more cognizant of children who feel different. I expect my family will encounter this unique way of experiencing the world more in the future and I even recognized some of my own thought processes! Could have done without the profanity but I guess Mr Margolis is human, after all!

    4. Entertaining and enlightening If you're one of those people who wonders if anyone could possibly see the world as uniquely as you do; this memoir is for you. As you can infer from the title it's also written with some thoroughly sardonic humor that I quite enjoyed. It's a quick read and a reminder that we are all truly individuals

    5. Absolutely excellent; honest and humorous; a refreshingly unique perspective on the author's experience with synesthesia. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to read about different people's lives. Excerpt: "So take my advice, don't hide the fact that you're different. Enjoy it."

    6. Steve Margolis sees letters and numbers as colors (among other things). For many years he thought this was so strange that he expended huge amounts of mental energy covering up his weirdness. In reality, while seeing letters and numbers as colors is unusual, it is a documented neurological condition called synesthesia. What a synesthete experiences is different from other synesthetes, but they all have in common some sort of crossed senses. The Toaster Oven Mocks Me is the author’s story of de [...]

    7. I said, "Bosco - why'd you torch the house?" He goes, "It was laughing at me." I said, "Bosco! It was laughing with you!"Judy TenutaWho knows . . . maybe Bosco was a synesthete - a person who suffers from synesthesia. Er, what now?Synesthesia is a condition in which a person associates stimuli like numbers, letters, or sounds as having color, shape, spatial orientation, and so on.*Not everyone has the same experience. Some people hear colors. Others have inanimate objects "talk" to them.There wa [...]

    8. I am fascinated by the brain and read a good bit of articles about brain disorders and diseases, but none of the scientific studies and explanations describe what exactly it is like to experience the affliction. Memoirs don't suffer from the need to be accurate or peer-reviewed; so through them, we are offered the unique ability to understand and experience (in many ways) the disorder or disease. The Toaster Oven Mocks Me is a very honest, sardonic memoir about the difficulty and struggle of a m [...]

    9. This was interesting. Al and I had both read The Man Who Tasted Shapes before we even met each other in '95 and had a shared fascination with synesthesia. I kind of wished I had it because it sounded so cool. However, this book was written by a synesthete who presented a first-hand, different side of the condition. The author spent his childhood working hard to keep his condition secret because he thought he might be insane. He never even told his wife about it when he got married. But after he [...]

    10. Ever wonder what synesthesia is like?Synesthesia is a fascinating neural phenomena that I've been interested in since the first time I ever heard about it in my college neuropsychlogy class. But clinical descriptions and MRI plates don't really do that much to really help you understand what the experience is like. Thankfully, Steve Margolis decided to write this book. Margolis' style is brief yet engaging, telling a story that grips you and never lets go - I wished the book were longer by the t [...]

    11. This was an incredibly enjoyable book on a fascinating subject. I agree with Margolis that you get a much bigger impact on a disorder or condition when you read about it through a memoir or a biography. His writing is very entertaining. I found myself unable to contain my laughter through many parts of the book. He also explained synesthesia in a way that I was actually able to grasp; his metaphors were quite effective. And even if one never experienced synesthesia, his story is very relatable. [...]

    12. Fast and fun read. I had heard about this condition before but did not realize the broad range of symptoms that people experienced. One of the things that puzzled me before reading was how the author would be able to convey this condition but early in the book he shows an alphabet chart with letters in their various colors and also clarifies that the letters are consistently that color not randomly changing. I found myself laughing several times as I was reading this. Definitely worth reading. I [...]

    13. Syn of esthesiaI had no idea what I would be experiencing when I first began reading this book! Steve Margolis, if your brain does not mutiny on you, then I highly encourage you to continue on this literary course. Your biography certainly reads as though it was painful to record, but what a wonderful gift it will be to children who may develop similar talents and suffer from wondering if something is terribly wrong with them. How differently you could have lived, had you the knowledge before th [...]

    14. Synaesthesia is a subject that fascinates me as one of my favourite online friends revels in it (she says it makes life more interesting) and I luckily found this book for free. I found the book to be a great starting point for me to research further what she sees and feels that I don't. The writing is breezy and laid back. The author explains what he sees in a way that I understood. I felt I learned a lot from this book despite its relatively short length. As I am not neurotypical myself I am f [...]

    15. Fascinating, informative, and humorous. As an intellectual person I'm always curious about how others see the world. I have often questioned what "normal" anything might be, simply because what we perceive as normal is often cultural bias. Reading Steve's "normal" view of the world is interesting and fascinating. He presents it in a humorous manner however, the pain and challenges he has gone through are evident. As a side note I was one of those "gifted" children in the early eighties and can r [...]

    16. This was an interesting read. I felt like the end of the story was only half-told-- I was left with a lot of questions. But that is probably as it should be, given that Mr. Margolis is only opening up about his synesthesia quite recently. The story IS only half-told, even in the reality of his life. There was nothing spectacular about the writing here, but he succeeded in his goal of giving a human, experiential face to his condition, in the ways that it has added richness to his life along with [...]

    17. I really enjoyed this book. I'm fascinated by synesthesia though I don't have it. I like that it wasn't a scientific book, but rather a story from a very personal point of view. I think it gives a much better picture of what it's really like to have it.The author is funny and real. You get a sense of his struggle and the interesting ways it's played out in his life. The book is laid out in a good way as well.I think I would have liked more about his experiences as he goes quickly over some years [...]

    18. I've always been fascinated by synesthesia so I was really excited to pick up this book. Unfortunately this book wasn't quite what I expected. I hoped that there would be a little bit more of the science behind what causes synesthesia. At one point the author even loses his synesthesia and relates that in most of the literature it sounded like it wasn't even possible, yet still didn't talk to anyone about it. The vignettes were interesting and pretty good at explaining exactly how his synesthesi [...]

    19. What an interesting book! Written by a man with Synesthesia, about growing up and learning to live with his condition. Imagine his surprise when he found out that not everyone saw letters & numbers in specific colors, saw time as a graphical image that appears in front of his face. Or had inanimate objects express their feelings to him. In this shortish memoir, the author shows us how it felt to grow up with synesthesia, how & why he hid it from his friends & family, and when he fina [...]

    20. A cool, fast, funny and informative read!! We read this for Book club as recommendation from one of our members whose son has synesthesia. I had never heard of this condition - have you? Well it is a a condition where one sense is stimulated, two senses respond. Like when you hear sound, you actually see color too. Is your Q yellow? A fascinating condition and a fun read about one man's personal story with synesthesia.

    21. Fascinating! I've read a couple of the same books regarding living with this phenomenon. People who can hear color out taste sound. I can imagine some things being incredibly overwhelming, yet living with another depth to every experience and learning to appreciate it is an amazing feat. Thank you so much for sharing ur struggles and perception with the world. It makes me appreciate some of my unique understanding of my world.

    22. Fascinating.This is an interesting glimpse into one man's life with synesthesia, beginning with his discovery of his different view of the world as a young boy, and his struggle not to appear weird. After hiding the synesthesia all his life, I am mightily curious as to how his relatives and friends reacted to his announcement.

    23. Fast read. This is a true story of a man who developed a condition called "synethesia" when he was 6. The most prominent of this condition is seeing letters in different colors. Very lively story, sometimes TMI, but I enjoyed the quick read.Don't be put off by my 3 rating. It was a good book, however, I reserve 4 and 5 for books I might read again. I pretty much never reread non-fiction. :)

    24. AmazedI am amazed that Steve hid his condition so well from childhood until the wiring of his book. Good for you Steve being brave is hard. The arguments of objects made me chuckle (I know that's not nice but) I do wish you told how your family reacted. It would be interesting. To know. Thanks for sharing.

    25. I absolutely loved this book! I read it under 30 minutes and the whole subject of it really hooked me. I didn't know much about this topic but i knew some. After reading about his story and his life experiences, I really got to understand that not everyone thinks the same and that changed my perspective on everything. I would definitely recommend this book!!!

    26. Amazing and wonderfulI have always been fascinated by synethesia, from the moment I heard of it. Some people with it seem to see it as a burden, an illness. I always thought it seemed like a super power. I am glad the author feels the same. While I, myself do not have it, I still find it fascinating. Great book, well written. I loved it!

    27. I really enjoyed this book. It as a short read, but full of insight for a neurological phenomenon that is rarely talked about. I hesitate to use the word disorder because while "normal" brains do not experience words in color, the term normal is all relevant to what we are familiar with and what we are comparing things to. I enjoyed the honesty and sense of humor.

    28. A fascinating look into a unique mind. The vast majority of people probably have no idea what synesthesia is or even how to pronounce it. This is a great work that not only explains the condition but also what it is like living and dealing with it. A look behind the curtain at both good and bad in a life few will ever know.

    29. A most interesting and amusing readI'd never heard of synthesia and this was the perfect way to learn about an interesting neurological condition. Told with honesty and humor, the author shares his struggles and triumphs.

    30. A very personal account of synesthesia.Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Steve Margolis gives a reader a very personal, in-depth view into a disorder that little is known about. For those of us that weave our way through life a little differently than the rest, thank you.

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