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Misery Bear's Guide to Love... and Heartbreak [Hardcover]

Misery Bear
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13 Oct 2011

Misery Bear is the saddest, loneliest, drunkest bear in the world. Nothing ever goes his way, he hates his life and he's always one swig of whisky away from oblivion.

In Misery Bear's Guide to Love & Heartbreak, the furry critter shares his photos, stories, diary entries, poems, love letters, romantic recipes and doodles... All from the paw of a chronically depressed bear who just wants someone to love.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (13 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444728059
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444728057
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 18.3 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 302,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This is the best book I have ever read by a bear.' (Richard Curtis)

'A book about a depressed animal? How's that supposed to work then?' (Andy Riley, author of the Bunny Suicides)

'I've been told this may be worth looking at.' (Matt Berry)

'Since he has paws, Misery Bear won't be able to turn the pages of this book. You, being human, can. So why not try?' (Charlie Brooker)

'The most charming, amusing and melancholy bear in existence.' (Josie Long)

'I wish he would just grin and endure it.' (Peter Serafinowicz)

'This bear makes me want to self harm.' (Sharon Horgan)

'Misery Bear is one depressed little teddy. Despite having dated Kate Moss, the star of the BBC short films is unlucky in love. So, er, who better to produce a guide to love and dating? With tips on how to end a relationship, poems and even cocktail recipes, it's depressing but somehow endearing!' ***** (Star)

'Admirers of quality web comedy may already be aware of Misery Bear, the cute, fluffy teddy who combines serial failure in the world of romance with non-stop heavy drinking. Misery's now branching sombrely out into the world of literature with a Christmas picture book that's sure to delight his growing number of fans. With features including the bear's own Twitter and Facebook pages, it's sure to strike a plangent minor chord with anyone who's been unlucky in love.' (Guardian Guide)

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Misery Bear is the world's loneliest, most depressed and pathetic teddy bear (with a million online hits), just looking for love.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly funny and utterly cute! 13 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover
Just received my copy of 'Misery Bear's Guide to Love and Heartbreak' and I'm really chuffed with it! I've been a huge fan of this unlucky little teddy bear for a few years now and he just gets better & better. This book is just as funny as the short films I've seen and I was really glad that the writers haven't just published a whole book of storyboards (there are only a couple of these), but have come up with some really unique and witty ideas. The poems, the little cartoons and the cocktail recipes were my fave bits, although the little doodles over every page are ridiculously cute! :)
I love this book and I think it would make a perfect prezzie for any Misery Bear fan!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My only joy is a cuddly toy... 16 Oct 2011
By D. King
Format:Hardcover
A funny and thought-provoking study of loneliness and loss... as told through the eyes of a stuffed animal. Essential reading for single bears and a great coffee table (bog) book for the rest of us. Also, it's a breath of fresh air at a time when success and winning are the only measures of success. Splendid therapy for the downtrodden and dispossessed and a great stocking-filler for all those who've not got anything (or anyone) more interesting to fill their stockings for them!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! 14 Oct 2011
By S. Leek
Format:Hardcover
Just got my pre-ordered copy and it's even better than I had hoped. A really neat book packed with loads of funny photos, miserable anecdotes and amusing Misery Bear tips. It's been cleverly put together and whilst it's perfect for his fans, I'd also recommend it for those who've not yet discovered this miserable little sod. If you like the idea of a depressed, drunk, bored and unlucky in love bear who's just trying to get through his miserable existance, then I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Misery Bear's book 16 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my wife as a Christmas present. After reading it, she found it so sad that she cried all Christmas Day afternoon. Since then, she has taken to buying any teddy bear that looks remotely like misery bear and to try to make it happy sleeps with them in our bed. There are now so many bears in the bed that I have to sleep on the sofa. Thanks misery bear, you *******.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better 18 Dec 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have greatly enjoyed the Misery Bear website and short films, so when the book came out, I thought it would be really good. There is definitely entertainment value: some parts of this book are laugh-out-loud, and some parts are so true-to-life, they make you squirm - but that's part of the charm of Misery Bear, because we can all relate to his bad luck and heartbreak. But unfortunately, too much is just a rehash of what happens in the films, which would be OK if the book was longer, because it would then put everything in the Misery Bear context that we know and love. However, it's a quick read, so it's quite a disappointment to see the same jokes recycled in book form; it makes the writers seem lazy. Overall, a bit of fun and wry observation, but the lack of new material is the main reason for my low score.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! Buy it now 18 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover
This is a laugh out loud/tragic account of a bear with a broken heart. Its eponymous hero, Misery Bear has suffered every indignity possible in the romantic arena - jilted at the altar, cheated upon, stalked by a supermodel, but more often than not simply ignored. His little soul still throbs in hope though and there are some devastatingly accurate observations about the rocky road to romance. I defy anyone with a pulse not to shed a couple of tears and feel an urgent need to hug him and take him home. However, buying this book is the next best thing and will help him have a happier Christmas this year as even Santa has forgotten about him. Very funny, very moving and lovely book. Well done, you clever old bear!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little gift. 3 Mar 2014
By IanR
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought it for my girlfriend. Honest. She likes it. Arrived in perfect condition within a good time. 4 stars for general satisfaction all round as a pressie. I haven't read it! I haven't!
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3.0 out of 5 stars bear 4 Jan 2014
By nicki
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
nice book quite cute and funny .ended up giving my mum a copy make great valentine present from lad to his gorl .
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the most amazing book i've ever bought
Eh, this book was pretty disappointing. It has certain funny parts, but it was a bit of a rip off and nowhere near as funny as Misery Bear on TV
Published 9 months ago by Talia
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
This is a short but sweet book with some great humour. Made a nice cheeky present for the other half
Published 11 months ago by Mr. C. Coe
5.0 out of 5 stars love that Bear
funny bear, funny book, I love bbc series about this bear and afterwards I decided to buy this book!!! for everybody who is looking for other side of love...
Published 13 months ago by Magdalena Wisniewska
4.0 out of 5 stars MISERY BEAR'S GUIDE TO LOVE & HEARTBREAK.
Having 'befriended' this cute character on FaceBook a while ago I was delighted to discover he'd written a book which if I had to sum it up in just a few words would be ahhhh, so... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Tracy Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny all the way through
A big fan of Misery Bear, I was so happy when I found out he had a book out. It's not a long read, you can get through it in about half an hour or so, but it's brilliantly funny... Read more
Published 15 months ago by KME
4.0 out of 5 stars Misery
If you like Misery Bear then you'll love his book. I suggest you watch one of his films if you are not familiar with the life of this sad little bear before buying this... Read more
Published on 2 Jan 2012 by CPMS
5.0 out of 5 stars misery sat it`s best
my wife loves misery bear and this has pleased her no end, fantastic look in to his interesting take on life and love.
Published on 27 Dec 2011 by Mark J. Watt
5.0 out of 5 stars Misery Bear Autobiography
What can you say?? Misery Bear as always is a crackin read; absolutely brilliant. The poor bruin pours his heart out into this well crafted tome. Read more
Published on 22 Dec 2011 by Disgruntled
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sad Bear
Should I feel guilt for laughing at a sad bear? I do not. This book is simply wonderful if you are a fan of the web series. Read more
Published on 12 Dec 2011 by Temple Fugate
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