Anger Management for Beginners: A Self-Help Course in 70 Lessons Hardcover – 27 May 2010
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Coren gets to do what he does best - toot the horn of his blazing wit and linguistic skill, best exercised in relation to himself - and we realise there's scope for irritation about things we'd never even considered before. Coren fans will devour these short bursts of vitriol - it's his classic and best prose. Some will roll their eyes at his narcissism but let's face it, if there's one writer who can pull off a stunt like this, it's Mr Coren. (City AM)
The anger bit is pretty obvious but the management aspect is more mysterious. Unless it's that any unsuspecting angry nutter who picks it up assuming it's a self-help manual will eventually put it down thinking, blimey, I don't have a problem at all next to Psycho there. (Spectrum)
This Week We're... wishing we could be as blunt about life as Giles Coren in his book Anger Management for Beginners...Obesity, footballers, skiing, cycle helmets, barcodes, dogs - nothing escapes his well-aimed, acerbic barbs. We might have the beginnings of an inappropriate crush... (Glasgow Herald)
FUNNY. FUNNY. FUNNY. FACT...BRILLIANT book (Claudia Winkleman)
There can be few better companions to unwind with on holiday than the irrepressible Giles Coren, who will have you laughing out loud with his left-field take on life's gripes. (Sunday Herald)
there's wit and verve here (Sunday Business Post) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Star of BBC's Supersizers and hugely popular Times columnist's works through his anger about everything from dogs to cycle helmets.See all Product Description
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There is one saving aspect to this audio book: it should provoke some great discussions in a reading group. Ask the group to decide which chapter annoyed them most and sit back to watch the action.
Fundamentally I've no empathy for the protagonist: the guy's a bit of a tit.
I have just bought his novel Winkler and I'm hoping that will be as good.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not the serious psychological book I expected! Quite funny in bits.Published 11 months ago by Grumpy
If you like boyish sarcastic immature "comedy" you will love this, i loved it!Published 11 months ago by adam
Self-dubbed “professional silly-arse” Coren channels his acerbic prose towards an eclectic range of targets; cycle helmets, James Bond, dancing, bad books, music, poetry… that sort... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Clive P L Young
I bought his book and now he wants to charge me £75 a year for reading it, OUTRAGEOUS! ;-)Published 17 months ago by G.S.Bradstock
Very entertaining book, Giles at his best. I love the chapter on Estate Agents as I've worked with a number of them in the past!Published on 9 Oct. 2013 by Chris Smith
This is a highly entertaining book although it never quite lives up to the laugh out loud opening chapter! Read morePublished on 9 May 2013 by MissC
Sadly, although only 72% read, I cannot get back to the book! Somehow it has left just the title on my Kindle. Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2012 by HyacinthBucket2
Anger Management (for Beginners)I read his later book, How to Eat Out, first because it was on sale in Waterstones but I had to order this from Amazon. Read morePublished on 28 Oct. 2012 by gilbert