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Letters from a Nut
Letters from a Nut
Author: Jerry Seinfeld, Ted L. Nancy
Who is Ted L. Nancy? — He's a concerned hotel guest searching for a lost tooth... He's a superstitious Vegas high-roller who wants to gamble at a casino in his lucky shrimp outfit... He's the genius inventor of "Six Day Underwear"... He's a demanding dramatist seeking an audience for his play about his 26-year-old dog, Cinnamon... He's the proud ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780380973545
ISBN-10: 0380973545
Publication Date: 6/1/1997
Pages: 192
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed Letters from a Nut on + 177 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
There were a few chuckleworthy moments in this book (by favorite was when he asked the Hartz Mountain Corp. if they were the same people who rented cars). Altogether, though, it was repetitive and tiresome. Several letters are asking if he can wear a costume (of a shrimp, or a stick of butter) in a casino or on a bus; some are about losing something ridiculous and asking if had been found (like an otter's toupe, or a missing tooth); several about bringing something inane with him to a hotel (like a 8'x3' mirror, or his own mattress, or drapes, or red ants). There, now I've saved you several hours of your life because you don't have to read it. :o)
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was really funny in spots.It hadme shaking my head at the insane letters that Nancy wrote and the ridiculous responses he got from companies trying not to offend this obvious nutjob.
hoopridge avatar reviewed Letters from a Nut on + 252 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
While not as funny as "The Lazlo Letters" by Don Novello, the letters and responses in this book are humorous enough, though not of ROFL quality, if I may use internet slang.

Unfortunately, Novello does letter writing way better than Nancy, who goes into more detail than necessary in his letters. It takes away from the funniness to have these long letters coupled with one- or two-sentence responses from his letter receivers. Most who received his letters probably knew they were a joke and so they either didn't respond or responded very briefly.

Funny cute, but not very funny haha. Read "The Lazlo Letters" instead.
quackers avatar reviewed Letters from a Nut on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Funny, light reading. Copies of letters from and to companies that read like prank phone calls. The book has an introduction from Jerry Seinfeld and I have heard that he is actually the author, Ted L. Nancy.
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gotchagal avatar reviewed Letters from a Nut on + 97 more book reviews
A totally inventive book by a man with a maniacal sense of the ridiculous. Even funnier than the outrageous, hilarious letters and requests, are the pleasant and patient replies from the representatives of large, famous companies. Would it be O.K. if I gambled in your Las Vegas hotel while dressed in my shrimp costume? Because I look exactly like Abraham Lincoln, would I be pestered for autographs while eating at your hotel? Just to give you some idea.

This book is just about guaranteed to give you some ideas and reading it is without a doubt, a laugh-out-loud experience. It is also a great book to give as a gift to someone who can use a laugh - someone in the hospital, on the road to getting well, in need of something to brighten their day, in the middle of a divorce or celebrating a birthday.
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This book is downright goofy. It is a guaranteed giggle if not a knee-slapping laugh. I still think Jerry Seinfeld is the culprit behind it all. Even if we never know who Ted Nancy really is - it is fun and worth having around for pick me ups. I let a friend borrow it who was healing after an operation because laughter is the best medicine. She cracked herself right up into healing! I recommend to anyone with a sense of silly humor.
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Very funny to read. I read it once and had to read it again and again just because it is funny to hear corporate responses from hilarious requests in letters.
Flight avatar reviewed Letters from a Nut on + 17 more book reviews
I bought this book for the break room where I work. It's great to hear the laughter from those having a rough day. Me included.
lizzard avatar reviewed Letters from a Nut on + 3 more book reviews
This is a funny book about a man who sends letters to companies and some of the replys show the letters have not even been read. Some of the authors letters ask for some crazy things.