THE LIST IS LIFE
Thought no one would bother listing every annoying thing in life? Wrong. Figured no one would ever consider putting it all in a book? Wrong again. So what's the most annoying thing that's happened to you in the past week? Bit your tongue? Dumped by text message? Lost your job? Spilled Diet Coke into your laptop? Just keep going. Because it turns out that misery makes great company. Turn to any page in the book and we promise your own cr*p will make you feel better.
the morning commute
the evening commute
the nightly news
the daily grind
overly perky people
people who think they're great at British accents...
Introducing Things that Suck, a sort of curmudgeon Zen master's handbook. What Roget does for synonyms, we're doing for pet peeves. Our goal is simple: We list. You laugh. Once a plan starts getting complicated, that's when things go wrong. So take comfort in the fact that a book without any complete sentences can bring a smile to your face. A book with no plot to follow. Where you can be the main character. And by the end, you'll find yourself thinking, "I wish there were more things that sucked!"
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Q & A WITH JASON KAPLAN:
Q: Is Things that Suck just a really long list?
Q: I'm not sure that qualifies as a book.
A: I'm not sure that qualifies as a question.
Q: Is this like that book, 10,000 Things to be Happy About?
A: No! It's the exact opposite. If you like that book, you're a loser.
Q: Is this the type of book you might take to the toilet? (no offense)
A: Yes. That would make me very happy. (no offense taken)
Q: I can think of a lot of things that suck. Are they all included?
Q: What about...
A: Yes. Everything's included. I've thought of everything.
"Lowbrow/Brilliant" and "Surprisingly perceptive..." --New York Magazine
A NOT SO 'WARM & FUZZY' FLIP BOOK
You don't have to be a pessimist to enjoy this book by Jason Kaplan - you just have to be ready to laugh. As the name clearly states, Things that Suck is not for those looking to read about fluffy clouds and puppies, but rather those who can relate to the suckier things in life. This book is basically a list of everything that can (and tends to) go wrong in someone's life, and there's no denying just how much of this book rings true. Whether it's "getting dumped by text message," "not remembering the last time you got some," "going in without an exit strategy" or "having to live on dried ramen noodles," you'll definitely find yourself thinking, "I hate it when that happens." --YRB Magazine
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Book Description Independent, 2008. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111605309168