because none of us is fucking up like we think we are, is what i'm trying to say

Monday, 8 June 2009

Friends Like These


You cannot fault the unfailing optimism that coats the stories told by this guy. They just make you feel that little bit better.

Outrageously positive, thoughtful and very, very, funny, Danny Wallace decides to track down the twelve names he discovers in his old school address book. His journey's take him from Berlin to Loughborough to L.A. and every tale is told with such a lightness of heart that you feel that you are right there with him.

The theme is not disimilar to Wallace's last book, 'Yes Man', but it is a formula that works- he obviously believes that if it aint broke, don't fix it: hilarious anecdotes about hope over varying degrees of adversity will always make for a great read. This book might not change your life, but it will certainly warm your cockles for at least a little while.
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