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Random Acts Of Kindness: 365 Ways to Make the World a Nicer Place [Paperback]

Danny Wallace
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4 Nov 2004

In his bestselling book Join Me, Danny Wallace instructs his legions of followers to perform a 'Random Act of Kindness' every Friday. As a result, his thousands of followers (dubbed the Karma Army), without warning, made people happier the length and breadth of the country. Now in Random Acts of Kindness Danny and the gang bring you a hilarious, inspirational book to encourage you to perform Random Acts of your own.

'Now, at last, the secret to a happier world! You have the power to make it a nicer place! All over the planet, thousands of people just like you are performing Random Acts of Kindness for complete strangers- Buy an old lady a hat! Give a policeman a helium balloon! Pat a dog! Hand a stranger your umbrella! Applaud a lady who's clearly made an effort! This book contains 365 real Random Acts of Kindness real people have done for real strangers- so read it, learn it, and start making your world the nicer place, today!'


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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (4 Nov 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091901758
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091901752
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 14.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Danny Wallace is a Sunday Times-bestselling author who lives in London. His first book, Join Me, was described as a 'word-of-mouth phenomenon' by The Bookseller and 'one of the funniest stories you will ever read' by the Daily Mail. His second book, Yes Man - in which he decided to say 'Yes' to everything - became a hugely successful film with Jim Carrey in the lead role.

His column in ShortList magazine reaches more than 1.3 million readers weekly. He was the PPA Columnist of the Year 2011 and the Arqiva Radio Presenter of the Year 2012 for his work as the host of the triple Sony Award-winning Xfm Breakfast Show with Danny Wallace. GQ magazine has called him: 'One of Britain's great writing talents'.

www.dannywallace.com

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"Hilarious" (Heat)

"A lot of the seasonal would-be funny books are posing as self-help works...so it's nice to find this stocking-sized help-others volume that may even promote the spirit of Christmas...Here, with the help of his followers, Danny Wallace suggests 365 Random Acts of Kindness....And I have one of my own: give a small book a rave review" (Sunday Telegraph)

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From the author of the bestselling Join Me, the book of the altruistic craze that's sweeping the nation!

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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I was looking recently for something light-hearted to read and stumbled across this book. I'd heard of Danny Wallace as I had previously read 'Are You Dave Gorman?' on my son's recommendation. Though I haven't read 'Join Me' yet (I will do as soon as possible!) I am told that it encourages people to perform random acts of kindness every Friday.
Random Acts of Kindness is a book which provides inspiration not just for Fridays but for every day. Many of the suggestions are things that many of us do anyway, but this book inspires you to give more thought to it. You are then encouraged to pass on the book to a stranger - and as soon as I do that I shall have to buy another copy to keep as it is so inspiring (and often funny too). What a heart-warming idea from Danny. In an age when we hear so much bad news it's good to know that there are people out there performing Random Acts of Kindness every day.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 365 ways to make people smile... 15 Jan 2013
By Rhi
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Love this book! I'm on at least my second copy now, and whilst you might not want to do every idea in here it is a good place to start and gives some inspiration to come up with ideas of your own.

There's a suggestion on page 175; Those charity muggers you see on the high street spend all day being ignored. Buy one a coffee and run off.

It being a particularly cold day today, I saw an opportunity and bought two of them a cup of tea and then ran* (*ok more like walked) away, what a lovely feeling!

I wonder how many RAOK you could do in a year??

By the way, if you like this book then you might like action for happiness organisation. (I did include the website but amazon removed it...)
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Secret To A Happier World! 17 Oct 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
365 ways to make the world a nicer place. 365 good deeds. 365 ways YOU can spread untold hapiness!
All over the planet, thousands of people just like you are performing Random Acts Of Kindness for complete strangers... Joinees!
Danny Wallace, In his last hit book 'Join Me' tells the story of how he started his 'Karma Army' & instructed all who joined it to do Random Acts Of Kindness for strangers... & they did. Oh, they did! This new book is all about some of those good deeds. 365 of them in fact. Real ones that have been done by real Joinees & each as successful & delightful as the last!
It's a constant source of giggling mirth & smirkful joy from start to finish. I defy anyone to read this book & not want to go out & help strangers!
A top notch, A grade, tip top, super dooper, slice of fried gold of a book which I'd recommend to anyone & everyone!
Buy it; treat yourself. Then, treat someone else.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 15 Nov 2004
Format:Paperback
This dinky little book is crammed full of fantastic (and hilarious) ideas. You too can make the world a nicer place! Take one of these suggestions and see the kind of reaction you get from strangers: the feeling is incredible (well, as long as they're nice back to you..!) and well worth trying! The book is full of funny pictures, illustrating the Random Acts of Kindness described in the book. With lots of personal accounts of RAoK's that people across the country have carried out, this book makes an excellent stocking filler, and an inspiring, uplifting read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit overrated 21 April 2010
Format:Paperback
Although I think the idea behind the book is a good one, and yes after reading it you feel inspired to try some random acts of kindness, i was expecting a bit more from this book. The book itself doesn't have much background (after reading other Danny Wallace books I expected more of a story). It also has quite few repetative ideas in it. I think this book would be a good buy just for a quick flick through or perhaps for a stocking filler type present but I wouldn't recommend it if you are wanting a bit more of a substantial read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANDABBYDOSY 29 Nov 2007
By Sarah W
Format:Paperback
This book changed my life, I have now written to NASA, helped strangers, sent letters with messages of welbeing to strangers and been inspired to challange the society in which we live. This book changed the way I think about all other people on this planet and I would pay a lot of money for a second installment!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good 6 Aug 2013
By vaughs
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
i like the idea of the book but it doesn't really make for a good read. more of a list really and some of the things are repeated.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Creative and fun 23 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
Having read an article about a random act of kindness that appeared in the paper promoting this book, I decided to buy it. Definately worth a read - I couldn't actually put it down and as each page only had a few fun comments of kindness on each page, I finished it well under an hour. Felt rather good to see a few things that I already regularly do (that I was unaware of) in the book and although I don't think some of the acts seem do-able, like "Give a pot plant to a bus driver to brighten up their dashboard" (the bus drivers round here are quite rough and would probably throw it back at you!) it did make me want to see if I could include any in my day. Great little book if your mood needs lifting - smiles guaranteed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
It's lovely to see how many nice people there are out there, looking forward to trying some of the ideas and being kinder to people generally :)
Recommend it x
Published 7 months ago by iRachxXx
2.0 out of 5 stars Make the world a nicer place by not charging for this book!
Really disappointing, I like Danny Wallace and although the concept is good as a book it doesn't work at all.
Published 8 months ago by Neil Gallacher
2.0 out of 5 stars not very original
Not very original ideas. I cant see any of them being particularly useful. very random and off beat. Not what I thought at all.
Published 10 months ago by MS MARGARET A BROWN
5.0 out of 5 stars Faith in humanity restored
Loved this little book- my Faith in humanity is restored. I can't wait to try out some of these myself.
Published 10 months ago by A Feather in her Pocket
5.0 out of 5 stars Making the world a nicer place
They do seem like a lot of cliches, but actually when you think about it, a lot of things in the world are. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mr. A. J. Dawson
4.0 out of 5 stars Such a good book
Great to inspire you to do small things that make a large difference. very happy with product as it was as expected
Published 14 months ago by Anna
5.0 out of 5 stars a smashing book
This is a sweet little book that I have bought for myself and as a little gift for others. It is crammed full of ideas for how to make the world a nicer place and I have had a lot... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ali McCusker
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes me happy
This book is instant happiness. I read it when I'm sad and it lifts my spirits right away. It's great!
Published 18 months ago by Susy Q
3.0 out of 5 stars For a book on kindness is does a great disservice to it's customers.
Though I love the theory behind the book I must admitt I'm not a fan of the finished product, touches on one my massive peeves, small books with massive fonts detailing some... Read more
Published 20 months ago by C. Turley
4.0 out of 5 stars new book
Not as amusing as I expected but will make a nice present for someone. I already have done many random acts of kindness, not necessarily on a Friday though.
Published on 5 July 2012 by Mrs. J. S. Cairns
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