11, 002 Things to be Miserable About: The Satirical Not-so-happy Book
I have to say that this is one book where only a negative review will do! It's gloomy, depressing, bleak as the bowels of Hell itself, and oddly funny because of it, even though all it amounts to is a list of 11,002 Things to be Miserable about. Rather a clever idea, which I liked, but I am not sure it's everyone's idea of fun. It's bizarre, and reads like a hate list out of a manic depressive's diary, but is strangely addictive.
I like the look of this book, it's short, fat and mainly black, with grey edges and a white miserable smiley face. With 448 pages, it is thicker than I expected.
Although there isn't much to it content wise, (it is just a list after all) 11,002 Things to be Miserable About is a handy book to have on your coffee table, a quirky stocking filler for that grumpy young or old person in your life, antipsychotic medication, and an easy read to pick up whenever your abysmal life needs a shot of satirical wretched wit. It had me laughing so much it reduced me to tears.
Sitting on a tack, self-sodomy with broomsticks, photographs of places you'll never go to, and knowing that tomorrow will be just as terrible as it was today - are prime examples of the kind of miserableness you'll find here. Incidentally, I have to wonder what life is like in the husband and wife Lia and Nick Romeo household. Bet there's always something for this dismal duo of authors to moan about!
Finally a book that not only makes you feel more miserable than you were, but one that gives even more reasons to end it all.
This is an Amazon Review
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Length: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-0810983632Format: Paperback
Review by Sassy Brit
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REVIEW: 11, 002 Things to be Miserable About: The Satirical Not-so-happy Book Reviewed by Sassy Brit on 6:52 am Rating: