13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 27 September 2004
I'm not related or contractually bound to the authors unfortunately, but I do think this little series is a hidden gem. I got the first yellow one last year, can't say I followed all the days for real, but it definitely makes your life brighter. The new one is a hardback, which I was a bit dubious about, but it's still packed with insanity (today eat part of a loved one on cannibalism day anyone?). And it looks great.
Not for kids though!
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 16 December 2004
This diary makes an excellent gift for anyone with a sense of humour. With a different task for each day, this diary certainly gives you something new to think about! If you are wondering if you should buy this... BUY IT. Infact, buy two now... because you won't want to give it away once you've looked at it!
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 14 November 2004
I followed last years yellow version, kept it by my toilet and made it part of my morning routine to see what my day COULD look like. I didn't complete many of the daily tasks for real, but for me both the humour and the greatness of the book has been that imagining doing is enough. When you let this book become intertwined with your daily grind it actually works to make your life more diverse. So I was happy to find 365 new days to look forward to in this follow-up, which I consider even better than this years. It's simply the maddest thing around! It's well written and the crazy design helps to make every day feel unique, like a little gem. I've read the whole thing already but can't wait to get started on jan the first. GO BENRIK!
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 2004
What can I say, a book that just HAS to be bought, not just for yourself but for EVERYONES christmas prezzie. Its sorted my Christmas presents for each forthcoming year that the diary comes out. A kinda book you have to tell your friends about.
As well as looking at it everyday you'll find yourself browsing through it on numerous occasions just for the laughs. Its the most aesthetically pleasing book ive ever seen with and above all its bloody hilarious. I dont even use it as a diary.
12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 31 August 2004
I am Benrik's agent and have just received a finished copy of this year's diary. I gave it to Benrik's biggest fan and harshest critic - my son Jack - he pronounced it 'really cool and better than last year'. I have to concur - it really is amazing. When you have bought it buy their other book COUPLES.
8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2004
This is a superb book. Its fresh, funny, provocative. Once you own it, it becomes addictive. The year ahead feels endlessly warm with this book in it. There's so much to discover, every page is so full of detail. I warmly recommend this to anyone and everyone: the more we are the merrier!
15 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 4 November 2004
My friend brought the yellow one last year and was doing some pretty stange things, so I decided for a laugh to buy this next years. AND on my birthday, I have to gender swap for the weekend and become Brian, the builder. ON MY BIRTHDAY. It's a right laugh that book, filled with joy, terror and and straaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaange things! A joy!