THE GOOD: First of all, anyone wanting to read this book and come away with some hardcore, little known historical facts is going to walk away disappointed. This is not a book that will turn you into a "I didn't know that" or "Trivial Pursuit" genius. The book is entertaining though, as previously noted, there are some skewed facts. I think that the book should be kept in perspective (read for entertainment) and not taken as gospel history.
THE BAD: The title was a little misleading. This wasn't "Weird" history as much as it was different perspectives on well known history. It covered subjects from dropping bombs on Japan to the indian/white man fall out to the death of the Red Baron. Each chapter retold of the accounts from eye witnesses. See, not weird, just from an angle most have not been exposed to.
THE UGLY: I agree with Bill's review (Skewed History 101). There were times I was reading this book and I started thinking, "Wow, I really hate white people, Republicans and America!" The WW2 bombing of Japan covered in a sub-chapter titled "U.S. Tried for War Crimes" basically slams the US for dropping two bombs and never lets up. Another sub-chapter called "Native Americans Versus Western Civilization" was basically an eight page beat down of the white man during the days of the wild west. It recounts those days through the eyes of Indian Chiefs so you know it will not be pleasant to read. I don't mind truth because we all know the Indians got screwed. But to read a chapter of account after account after account is a little unnecessary.
Also, in the sub-chapter which covers the death of the Red Baron, I thought it was interesting that when eye witnesses were discussing measurements, they sometimes said feet or yards and other times said meters. Kind of an odd inconsistency.
Ubermonkey says that if you want some light entertainment and don't mind the politics behind the story, this book is worth the read. However if US/white person/Repblican bashing bothers you, then you may want to read about "weird" history elsewhere.