- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Guardian Books; First Edition edition (15 Sept. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1843544733
- ISBN-13: 978-1843544739
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 16.8 x 2.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 682,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Never Push When it Says Pull: Small Rules for Little Problems Hardcover – 15 Sep 2005
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"'A brilliant one-off, in which everyday matters... are skewered with deadpan style and deadly accuracy' Caroline Gascoigne, Sunday Times Christmas Books" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Guy Browning writes the 'How to...' column in the Guardian 'Weekend' magazine. He is also a business consultant specialising in creativity. He lives in Oxfordshire.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I laughed a lot, but I have really come to like the ingenuity and style of the short columns. Every one is an exercise in verbal pyrotechnics.
'Bitter people aren't glass half full or glass half empty people. To their minds, some malicious bastard has drunk the other half of their glass.'
'Occasionally, a barber will ask you whether you want something for the weekend. By this he doesn't mean a bag of charcoal briquettes.'
I find he always seems to fix on that detail you've always wanted to draw attention to, but never quite managed to put it into words. It's really difficult to get through a novel if you've got a busy job, so reading one or two of these pieces before you go to sleep at night is a real joy.
the second piece of advice is buy this book.
If you enjoyed (like i did) the little excerpt regarding 'lifts' on Amazon you will not be disappointed with the rest of the book. I particularly liked the sections on how to run a bath and how to keep tidy. Seriously funny!!
Are you still reading? It's simple - click the 'buy' button and enjoy a very funny book
Each little chapter covers one subject such as "how to queue", "how to parallel park" "how to sunbathe" and each piece is only around 2 pages long, so it is easy to dip into. There is a wealth of wit in these pages. Get yourself a copy and enjoy!
This book is applicable to all so a great present for absolutely everyone - and how often can you say that? Though as it is written in handy two-page bites and it'll fit snugly into a pocket or little handbag, it should come with a warning that you'll be crying with laughter on the bus. Other than that, I just can't recommend it enough.
Short pithy chapters on the subject of life. Guy Browning is very observant, and is able to make fun of the silly things that we all do. A lovely antidote to a miserable day.
I found some chapters much funnier than others, but every one made me smile and some keep me giggling for the entire day.
Each chapter be read in a matter of minutes. I find it best to read just a few chapters at a time - reading too much at once makes me somewhat immune to the humour, which is a shame, because it really is very witty. A good book for the smallest room.
In places a little sarcastic and/or infantile, but this is not a constant theme. Mostly just very funny.
You must get this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Should be compulsory reading for everyone! Brilliant. Hilarious book.Published 11 months ago by Claire Johnson
Very funny, lighthearted book. Made me laugh out loud a few times.
I love these Guy Browning books, they are always very relatable and a fun read. Read more
He's so ingenious!! I've bought more of his books after reading this one!!Published 20 months ago by Antonia Palacios
Personally I love Guy Brownings style. This is one of his early, light-hearted, mini-masterpieces.Published 23 months ago by Tim
Well worth a read. Loved it. Light, funny and ideal for a quick read when bored.
A daft read and ideal for the toilet library.
Read Never hit a Jellyfish with a Spade which was in a holiday apartment and have never laughed so much reading a book I just had to buy this which is just as funnyPublished on 18 Sept. 2013 by hazdaz