Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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'I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I WILL SWEAR TO SAY YES WHERE ONCE I WOULD SAY NO.'
Danny Wallace had been staying in. Far too much. Having been dumped by his girlfriend, he really wasn't doing the young, free and single thing very well. Instead he was avoiding people. Texting them instead of calling them. Calling them instead of meeting them. That is until one fateful date when a mystery man on a late-night bus told him to 'say yes more'. These three simple words changed Danny's life forever. Yes Man is the story of what happened when Danny decided to say YES to everything, in order to make his life more interesting. And boy, did it get more interesting.
This is the tie-in book that goes with the 2008 film of the Danny Wallace book - Yes Man - starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel, which is being released by Warner Bros in December 2008.
Danny Wallace, reduce da una dolorosa rottura che lo ha portato a chiudersi in casa, incontra un senzatetto su un autobus che gli consiglia, enigmaticamente, di "dire più sì". Per Danny è una rivelazione. Da lì fino alla fine dell'anno seguirà queste parole, fino a farle diventare uno stile di vita.
Questo libro mi ha messo una gran tristezza. Ok, ci sono momenti simpatici e divertenti, ma poi (soprattutto se sei come il protagonista) ti vengono in mente tutte le occasioni mancate, tutte le volte in cui avresti potuto dire sì e (forse) la tua vita sarebbe stata diversa...
Comunque un libro simpatico, adesso sono curiosa di vedere il film con Jim Carrey, anche se la storia è stata modificata un bel po'.
Lucy said on Jun 20, 2014, 17:28
I had lost my glasses. I had lost my glasses!
This, as the bespectacled among you will know, is a horrifying prospect for anyone low in sight. The world's a big place full of...you know...things. Big, blurry things. It's easy for a spectacle-wearer devoid of spectacles to get lost in a world like that. To mistake buses for dragons. Short people for goblins. Men with beards for wizards.This was going to be terrifying!
Ian's punishment, it turned out, was an old fashioned one. He handed me the prized red envelope on my return. I opened it to see the words 'Go to Australia'. It seems he was determined that if I didn't do it myself, he would send me to Lizzie anyway. I thought that was incredibly sweet, though when I told him that, he blushed and called me a tosser, and said he was only sending me there because 'that's how they punished criminals in the olden days'.
Vanessaʚϊɞ said on Jan 30, 2014, 08:48
Claudio said on Dec 20, 2013, 21:38
... said on Mar 30, 2013, 05:31
I knew I would like it from the very first pages. But as I went on reading, I hopelessly fell in love. With the charachter, with the book, with nearly everything. This is more or less my philosophy of life: not "saying yes to whatever comes, without even thinking about it", but taking chances, opportunities, try and see what comes next (with some awkward and funny situation as well, maybe less embarassing, though I'm not so sure about it), and it was so fun reading all these things happening to Danny, and accompany him in his path towards happiness. Because, in the end, this is what it's all about. And if this makes us look like some sort of fanatics...well, we may be, but at least we have fun :P
I will definitely suggest this book to as many people as I can, and I already have at least 2 or 3 friends in my mind... :)
lupurk said on Mar 26, 2013, 00:26
Tremendamente ripetitivo! Mi ha strappato qualche sorriso ma il più delle volte ho solo alzato il sopracciglio di fronte a battute troppo artificiose e studiate.
Riportare pedissequamente ogni sì non fa altro che rallentare la lettura. Due o tre colpi di scena( comunque non lontani dal banale) alla fine del libro ti fanno un po' riprendere. Tutto il resto è noia: avrebbe potuto meritare tre stelline con 200 pagine in meno.
Per quanto riguarda la considerazione di questo libro come fonte di una filosofia di vita, non commento neanche.
Unworldly Northman said on Dec 08, 2011, 23:29
Holf91 said on Dec 04, 2011, 11:54
La morale è interessante (dire sì sempre o quasi a quello che la vita offre, assumendosi qualche rischio), ma costruirci un libro di 400 pagine con battute stile "risate a denti stretti" della settimana enigmistica e altre amenità... beh... insomma... Intorno a pagina 100 ho pensato di aver letto abbastanza, ma poi sono andato comunque avanti (il mio stato psicologico non mi consentiva di leggere l'unico libro a disposizione in casa: "non lasciarmi") e alla fine mi sono anche un po' affezionato a questo libro insulso.
111andrea said on Nov 16, 2011, 06:44
L'Almanacco said on Sep 05, 2011, 19:12
Giulio Bortolotto said on Sep 05, 2011, 17:13