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Can't be Arsed: 101 Things NOT To Do Before You Die

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Can't be Arsed: 101 Things NOT To Do Before You Die by Richard Wilson
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Books, television shows and websites are forever ordering us around - 100 things to do before you're 30; 50 albums you must own; this year's must-have handbag; change your life in two weeks. Why - is this an increasingly desperate search for happiness?Perhaps you can in fact attain happiness not by going anywhere or doing anything but instead by actually reducing your ambitions. This is the philosophy behind "101 Things Not To Do Before You Die".

Each chapter begins with a diatribe, followed by a detailed look at the alternative side of the 101 most frequently cited must do's, revealing ugly details not mentioned in existing guidebooks and giving off-putting facts and statistics to quote at holier-than-thou thrillseekers.Here, at last, is the timely antidote to the plethora of '101 things' books so beloved by vaunting adventurers. After all, why must we swim with dolphins? Or read Kafka in Prague? Or go paintballing? Wish-fulfillment lists take heed...Antidote to the dictum that to achieve fulfillment you must complete a list of 'must do' experiences. This is a hilarious pastiche of previously successful humour titles.

"I'd like to say that this is a funny, intelligent, thorough account of not bothering to expand your horizons, but I can't be ar**d." --Paul Merton, "A terrific blow for freedom. Richly comic." --Boris Johnson, "A funny book from the man behind some of Britain's funniest TV shows. Quite an achievement for such a miserable old ba****d." --John O'Farrell

Author Biography

Richard Wilson is head of comedy for Hat Trick Productions (Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks).
Release date NZ
September 15th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Portico
Pages
224
Dimensions
134x203x22
ISBN-13
9781906032371
Product ID
2594298

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