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Brogan: Thoughts of Thomas, is a collection of thoughts, ideas, rants, blarney and sarcasm taken from the blog, "The Thoughts of Thomas". It takes a look at everyday situations in life and puts a new spin on them. From dealing with life at work, to handling that awkward silence in an elevator, Brogan has you covered. A great new book by Iowa author Thomas Brogan. Makes a great conversation piece or coaster for your coffee table!
5.0 out of 5 stars Thomas Brogan is also entertaining, original, and a quite obviously gifted wordsmith well worth the reader's time., September 6, 2007
By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) -
This review is from: The Brogan Book : Your Daily Blarney (Paperback)
Occasionally illustrated with black-and-white photographs, "The Brogan Book: Your Daily Blarney" is a compilation of prose poems and free verse lyrics employed by Thomas Brogan and range from rants, accusations, and sarcasm to novel ideas, original thoughts, and a great deal of what can only be described as 'blarney', nonsense, and old-fashioned hooey. Iconoclastic and ironic, Thomas Brogan is also entertaining, original, and a quite obviously gifted wordsmith well worth the reader's time. 'Feet': Feet are guides, that lead the way./Giving support and taking no pay.//Sometimes feet really begin to stink and smell./But, where you've been they will never tell.
Reviewed by: John L. Hoh, Jr. (BookIdeas.com) 4 out of 5 stars
Have you ever watched 60 Minutes and Andy Rooney comes on and, curmudgeon that he is, rants in essay form about this or that inconsequential thing that gives him a gut ache that particular week?
Thomas Brogan's Daily Blarney is similar to that. But Mr. Brogan limits his rants and sarcasm.
Not that Thomas Brogan doesn't have a justifiable beef. He often does. And he sees things and relates them in unique ways. Like gift cards—nice to get because you don't have to wear “the purple sweater with a pear that grandma picked out.” But now Thomas has a problem. Without a gift card, he can find many things in a store he would like to get. But once he has a gift card (“free money to spend”), he can't find anything he really wants. Since he's impatient and has money to “burn,” he often feels he needs to use it right then—and gets something he really didn't want. Much like the unwanted gift that seemingly was avoided.
You'll be amazed, as Mr. Brogan was, that water can kill you! Yes, water intoxication, they call it. See, I told you dihydrogen monoxide was bad and ought to be banned!
The book is a riot to read. You may even find yourself laughing or even agreeing with some (or many) of Mr. Brogan's observations. Or give this book as a gift. It has to be better than that purple sweater with a pear you were planning on re-gifting!