Dishonesty is the Second-best Policy and Other Rules To Live By

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David Mitchell’s 2014 bestseller ‘Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse’ must really have made people think – because everything’s got worse. We’ve gone from UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, from horsemeat in lasagne to Donald Trump in the White House, from Woolworths going under to all the other shops going under. It’s probably socially irresponsible even to try to cheer up. But if you’re determined to give it a go, you might enjoy this eclectic collection (or eclection) of David Mitchell’s attempts to make light of all that darkness. Scampi, politics, the Olympics, terrorism, exercise, rude street names, inheritance tax, salad cream, proportional representation and farts are all touched upon by Mitchell’s unremitting laser of chit-chat, as he negotiates a path between the commercialisation of Christmas and the true spirit of Halloween.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

‘A delight!’ Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2
‘Very entertaining.’ Irish Times

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From UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, horsemeat lasagne to Trump in the White House: bestselling comedian David Mitchell brilliantly tackles the dumbfounding times we live in.

As facts are downgraded to opinions, as customers are preyed upon by algorithm-wielding websites, voters by targeted lies, cinema-goers by superheroes and children by measles, it is probably socially irresponsible even to try to cheer up.

But if you’re determined to give it a go, you might enjoy this eclectic collection (or eclection) of David Mitchell’s attempts to make light of all that darkness. Scampi, politics, the Olympics, terrorism, condiments, proportional representation and rude street names are all touched upon by Mitchell’s unremitting laser of chit-chat. Read this book and slightly change your life!

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Weight 0.21 kg
Dimensions 19.5 × 13 × 2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

viii, 264

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

828.9207 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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