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A serving of cynical wit and humour,
This review is from: Pull Yourself Together (Paperback)
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There is perhaps a market for this sort of book but I didnt enjoy it as much as I had hoped to, the pace is fine and the narrative engaging enough that even if the content or subject matter proves to be less interesting that anticipated it is good enough that readers are likely to see it to the finish.
Comparisons with Confederacy of Dunces I think are a little exaggerated, that is a pretty unique book and also a product of a particular time and place in a way which makes it a classic (that's before you get into the tragic context of the author and its publication). On the other hand it has that sort of disgruntled/outraged "whinge" quality about it, if that is your sort of thing.
A lot of readers I will wager think the self-help genre or lifestyle culture deserves to be attacked in the ways the author aims to, so I bet there will be a sympathetic readership out there, its done with wit and humour, a sort of cynical humour maybe, but while there are truly terrible and pathetic examples of that genre and that culture's influence upon people for me the tone was a little sweepingly critical at times. However, while I did not like it and couldnt recommend it as a result, this may be what interests you.