Grumpy Old Men Paperback – 5 Jan 2009
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Praise for Grumpy Old Men:
‘I am in fact a grumpy old man. Or at least that is now my firm suspicion, so much ranting, railing, and mirthful thigh-slapping did I do while reading this malcontents’ manual.’
‘David Quantick wittily hits the mark’ The Observer
‘David Quantick’s Grumpy Old Men takes a well-executed pop at everything from customer help-lines to hotel muzak, “charity muggers” and greetings cards.’ The Times
‘An indispensable guide to the whiner in us all.’ The Sun
‘When it comes to top honours, then, a qualified nod in favour of David Quantick's new Grumpy Old Men.’ The Western Daily Press
About the Author
David Quantick is script writer for the hugely popular Harry Hill’s TV Burp and has co-written on Brasseye and Smack the Pony.
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it's value for money, too - especially as it is hardcover.
If you find life gets to you from time to time and you'd like to laugh at your own misery - or just want to nod in agreement at the frustrations of existence, from speedbumps to clowns (this is nothing if not a wide-ranging collection), then this book is
for you. I wish it weren't as funny as it is because I can't stay miserable when I read it.
If you want a good laugh, get this book!
The only slightly surprising assertion in the book is that the main qualification as a GOM is to be aged between 35 and 54, which means that I shall shortly be past it - there, and I thought I had years to go before I earned my Victor Meldrew stripes.
In truth, although the book's cover and publicity suggests that it is a handy guide and exercise in stress relief for men in that age range, it is perhaps more relevant as required reading for anyone younger than 35, so that they can be made aware of just how miserable life can be, if they let it. For anyone older, well, we've heard it all before, and although it is quite sharp and funny to begin with, it soon becomes predictable, repetitive, and boring. Considering it only runs to 143 A5 sized pages and can be read within a couple of hours, this is no mean feat. This grumpy old man felt he'd wasted his cash.
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