Is the year ahead looking much the same as the last? Another 365-day grind of meetings, dinner dates, and deadlines? If so, try this book. Part instruction manual, part therapy, part religious cult, part sheer anarchy, This Book Will Change Your Life will help you poke a stick in the spokes of your routine. It's not the soft-hearted kind of book that's interested in what you have to say; rather it contains 365 daily orders, each one of which could turn your humdrum existence into a daily free-fall.
For the reader who's exhausted from inspirational books that don't live up to their promises, THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE offers comic relief and plenty of opportunities to lighten up. Subtitled "365 Daily Instructions For Hysterical Living," this pseudo-instruction manual pokes hilarious fun at the entire culture of self-improvement. Benrik (a pseudonymic combination of the names of Ben Carey and Henrik Delehag) adds to their collection of humorous publications with this book, which presents a daily dose of humor to spice up an entire year. Numbered day-by-day from one to 365, this spoof presents a specific, tongue-in-cheek, instruction on each page, in a style almost serious enough to convince the reader to try some of the directions. These include "Sense-less Day," recommending that the reader attempt to do without the sense of taste, and "Go Through a Phase Day." Every page contains highly comical suggestions, some more complex than others, in varying degrees of impossibility, hilarity, and creative unlikeliness. Who knows? Perhaps THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE really would transform the existence of someone who followed it exactly. Meanwhile, it makes for absurd, laugh-out-loud entertainment. The gift-giver with a self-helper on the list will find that this satirical "guide" fits the bill precisely.
- Self Improvement, Humor, Psychology
- Form / Essays, Personal Growth / General, General
- November 1, 2003
- November 1, 2003
- Benrik, Ben Carey, Henrik Delehag