The Toaster Oven Mocks Me: Living with Synesthesia eBook

The Toaster Oven Mocks Me: Living with Synesthesia eBook


The Toaster Oven Mocks Me: Living with Synesthesia ❮KINDLE❯ ✽ The Toaster Oven Mocks Me: Living with Synesthesia Author Steve Margolis – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk 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 PLEASE NOTE This Oven Mocks PDF º 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 The Toaster MOBI :å download the color illustrations as a single PDF file from my website at 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 Toaster Oven Mocks Kindle Ï 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.


10 thoughts on “The Toaster Oven Mocks Me: Living with Synesthesia

  1. Charlene Charlene says:

    Fascinating first hand account of what it is like to live with the type of synesthesia that causes numbers, letters, and words not only to have their own colors but to take on human emotions the letters or numbers might not get along, they might feel upset or happy Eveninteresting, this person s synesthesia, which was something they hid from everyone because they were ashamed of being different from normal people, seems very dependent upon his own emotions It was interesting enough j Fascinating first hand account of what it is like to live with the type of synesthesia that causes numbers, letters, and words not only to have their own colors but to take on human emotions the letters or numbers might not get along, they might feel upset or happy Eveninteresting, this person s synesthesia, which was something they hid from everyone because they were ashamed of being different from normal people, seems very dependent upon his own emotions It was interesting enough just as a biography, but now I am driven to revisit all the different varieties of synesthesia This guy should try to get an appointment with V.S Ramachandran so that Ramachandran can do a follow up book and give us all the neuroscience related specifically to this person s variant of synesthesia


  2. Shelly Shelly says:

    Understanding dawns brightlyHaving a daughter that used to ask me, what color is this sound mommy makes a lotsense now I learned A LOT from this, including how to becognizant of children who feel different I expect my family will encounter this unique way of experiencing the worldin 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


  3. Pat Bretheim Pat Bretheim says:

    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


  4. Todd Kinsey Todd Kinsey says:

    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. Gisele Siegmund Gisele Siegmund says:

    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. Dia Dia says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I found this an intriguing story It s easy to read and understand I m grateful the author had the courage to tell about his experience with synesthesis I hope that this book will help bringawareness The biggest negative is the crude words and situations I don t feel comfortable recommending this to my teenage daughter.


  7. Heather Heather says:

    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 deal 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 dealing with synesthesia The book caught my eye because my daughter has synesthesia ever tried to make sense of math problems when two numbers are dating, two other numbers are fighting, and they all appear in different colors It was pretty well written, in a conversational tone like the author was just sharing his life with colors one on one There were occasional grammar errors It s short so it reads fast It absolutely must be read on a device with color as the colors of letters are very important to his story I recommend this book to anyone who knows someone with or is interested in synesthesia though it might annoy another synesthete because as my daughter said, Those colors are all wrong


  8. Melki Melki says:

    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 knowsmaybe 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 w 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 knowsmaybe 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 was a slight murmur from the peas, but I couldn t make out what they were saying The corn kernels, however, were quick to make their feelings known They were pissed that I had chosen to eat the peas first Apparently, it was a respect thing.Steve Margolis first noticed something was off in kindergarten when he was asked to unscramble the letters AOCT He says I recognized the letters, but they were written in the wrong colors They threw my brain off kilter An A was supposed to be purple, not red And why was the O blue and not olive This is ridiculous She must be testing me I can t do this How am I supposed to unscramble a word when the colors are all wrong This fascinating and entertaining memoir follows the author through his experiences growing up different, and trying to hide his uniqueness from loved ones, teachers, and employers Margolis exhibits a great sense of humor which makes reading this a blast And, believe it or not, things get even stranger when he loses his ability to see letters in color There you have it an interesting read about a little known condition.An S for me is yellow, but for other synesthetes it might be blue or green And for people without synesthesia, there is only the printed color So who is really seeing the world as it is Who, indeed Definition and cartoon taken from this excellent article


  9. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    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 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 man with synesthesia I enjoyed this book immensely it felt like Margolis tried very hard to make the reader understand his life experience with synesthesia The author is genuine, often when it would becomfortable to gloss over the finer details This very short novel, devoured in a single sitting, took me on a journey in which I learned what it was like to see colours assigned to certain letters and to feel as though corn dislikes being so closely sat to peas on a plate Such experiences are not commonplace for me, so I really enjoyed the clear picture that Margolis painted so that I could really feel as though I understood his perception


  10. Nina Nina says:

    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 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 was an adult and totally adjusted to it, it vanished He had to go through an entirely new adjustment because he had relied upon the colors of letters to help him read, write, and remember things Sometime later, it returned, but would flicker on and off The title of the book comes from the fact that his particular flavor of synesthesia includes inanimate objects talking to him he knows they aren t, but the sensations he gets from them are overwhelmingly real


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