- ISBN: 9780385533690 (electronic bk)
- Date Published: 2010.
|Summary, etc.:|| The inimitably witty David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don't Get Too Comfortable, defends the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst, because you'll never be disappointed. In this deeply funny (and, no kidding, wise and poignant) book, Rakoff examines the realities of our sunny, gosh everyone-can-be-a-star contemporary culture and finds that, pretty much as a universal rule, the best is not yet to come, adversity will triumph, justice will not be served, and your dreams won't come true. The book ranges from the personal to the universal, combining stories from Rakoff's reporting and accounts of his own experiences: the moment when being a tiny child no longer meant adults found him charming but instead meant other children found him a fun target; the perfect late evening in Manhattan when he was young and the city seemed to brim with such possibility that the street shimmered in the...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Anchor, 2010. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2012 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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