How should an atheist respond to a sneeze? In an argument, how do you kick ass when you dont have a leg to stand on? After years of exploring the small pockets in lifes backpack in his celebrated weekend Guardian "How to..." colu How should an atheist respond to a sneeze? In an argument, how do you kick ass when you dont have a leg to stand on? After years of exploring the small pockets in lifes backpack in his celebrated weekend Guardian "How to..." column, Guy Browning has become the authority on such matters. The runaway #1 British Bestseller Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade offers intelligent, practical advice on the level you need it, the trivial level:
o How to evaluate a bottle of wine (if the alcohol content is less than 15 percent, send it straight back) o How to get what you want at the barbers (no multipart instructions, please) o How to stay warm in bed (when your partner has cold feet and steals the covers) o How to be a fashionista (when your twenty-year-old wardrobe is suddenly back in vogue) o How to pretend to laugh at a friends joke (the closest most men get to faking orgasm) o How to fix a computer (If restarting it doesnt work, turn it off and go back to a pre-industrial lifestyle.)
Covering cooking and eating, sleeping and waking, men and women, love and marriage, religion and politics, hedges and neighbors, Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade delivers the truth about the things that really matter. With a package as fun as its contents, its the ideal gift for anyone who wants to live life with a sense of humor. ...Continua Nascondi
First attracted by the size, then by the cover, and lastly by the title, I didn’t intend to borrow Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade: How to Survive Life’s Smaller Challenges by Guy Browning on my recent trip to the local library. The book waFirst attracted by the size, then by the cover, and lastly by the title, I didn’t intend to borrow Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade: How to Survive Life’s Smaller Challenges by Guy Browning on my recent trip to the local library. The book was showcased on display rack next to a recent release, Possessed. It was a cute little book and the reviews on the back cover caught my attention. I couldn’t resist a book that is “consistently amusing and regularly laugh-out loud funny.” Of course, I am aware of the exaggerating nature of the press reviews and am quite careful not to fall into the marketing trap of the so-called “No.1 Bestseller” created by the publishing industry.
Fortunately, it was proved that this “Runaway #1 British Bestseller” was not a trap.
The book was an easy read. It contains 12 topics that cover a variety of life experiences, such as sport and exercise, sleeping and walking, and love and marriage. Each mini chapter is titled “How to…” followed by an action. None of the chapters is longer than three pages, which is why it is such a great book to be carried along in transit.
For the most part, the book is funny yet not in the sort of laugh-out-loud-funny as described by one of the press reviews. It has no intention to teach you how to survive life’s challenges as its title suggests. What it intends to do is to present readers with cute little true-to-life wisdoms in a way that makes you smile. For example, in the chapter of “How to…Eat Healthily,” Browning wrote, “Strangely, as you get older you eat more and more unpleasant things that are supposedly good for you. When your diet is 90 percent dried fruit and prunes you know it’s time either to die or to switch to chicken nuggets and live a little.” I can certainly draw connection to this little piece of saddening truth as this is what I witness my relatives, and even my parents, are doing as they age.
There are other similar lines throughout the book. Nothing in there would greatly surprise you since they are all about everyday life. However, the corner of your mouth might lift as you read them. ...Continua Nascondi