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The Art of Failing: Notes from the Underdog by [Anthony McGowan]
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'A book that will ultimately make you smile, and re-read'.--BookBag

'A children's book writer and school lecturer who swears like a sailor and adds smut wherever possible. McGowan's as close to a Python character as one could reasonably fear. There's no stereotyping Anthony McGowan.'--San Francisco Review of Books

'Consistently amusing, charming, and occasionally rather touching.'--Big Issue

'Humorously chronicles the quotidian frustrations, discomforts, and outright failures...faced over the course of one year... McGowan always brings a quirky and refreshing perspective... Entertaining.'--Kirkus

'Perfect to dip into for entertainingly bite-sized anecdotes.'--Observer

'The funniest book was Anthony McGowan's The Art of Failing, which alternates self-mocking slapstick with flashes of weirdness reminiscent of Gogol.'--Observer, Books of the Year

'There is no sharper, funnier, cleverer writer in Britain today than Anthony McGowan.'--Robert Twigger, author of Micromastery

'He fails spectacularly successfully it has to be said. If cringe-worthy embarrassment were a superpower, Anthony would be an Avenger. It is Pepys' diary if Pepys were a middle-aged, 21st-century Smiths fan with athlete's foot. You'll laugh and feel mild pity.'--Matt Haig --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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A laugh-out-loud chronicle of one man's daily failures and disappointments --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B0735JWV9H
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications (7 September 2017)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2208 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 288 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 16 ratings
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 December 2018
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Jane Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars McGowan deservedly joins the ranks of the great diarists (think Pepys and Mole hybrid) in this delicious ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 January 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely enjoyable
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 October 2017
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dull for me
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 January 2018
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