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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 more! 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!

©2015 Steven C. Margolis (P)2017 Steven C. Margolis

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Loved it

I loved hearing his perspective on synesthesia. As a neuroscience major, I heard of synesthesia and always thought it was an interesting topic. This book helped me gain a greater appreciation of what it would be like to live with synesthesia. I really enjoyed the way he told his story too!

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Enjoy your difference

The author explains his particular way of seeing, how he found out he was different and how it affected him. Of particular interest is the way his seeing changed the way he learned and how he was forced to find the best way to learn - by himself - twice. I would love to see in the way he does (I love color), and it's heartbreaking when he gets what he wanted most and finds that it's not at all what he wanted. I hope that it was just the time he grew up in that made his life so difficult - due entirely to his desire not to be different and not to ask for help or understanding. That makes for painful reading, for me at least. There is, however, a clear lesson to his story. Enjoy your difference!

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fascinating subject

intriguing and applicable to us all. the firmware in the organ brain is upgradable, downloadable and transferable. and so goes we who interpret the surroundings with the firmware.