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You're on your last chance Baggini,
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This review is from: The Duck That Won the Lottery: and 99 Other Bad Arguments (Hardcover)
I think I keep going back to Baggini's works because I really enjoyed 'The Pig that Wants to be Eaten' and want to read some more similarly mind expanding stuff. However I found 'Everytown' longwinded and a bit patronizing (sheltered academic goes to live with 'average' people to find out what they're really like, hmmm) and this to be not as much fun as the premise promised. Shooting down other people's bad arguments invites a light and pithy approach (the bling clad duck on the dust jacket suggesting that I'm not the only one who thinks this) but Baggini appears to have fallen in love with the eloquence of his own verbosity - the result, a book that's longer and duller than it should be. Still, I learnt a thing or two and I must like Baggini's writing at some level because I've got three of his titles on my bookshelves and one on my wishlist; I'd struggle to recommend this though. I'm going to read one more of his books and if that doesn't thrill me I'm off to find myself another Philosopher.