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The Diary of a Nobody (Penguin Popular Classics)
The Diary of a Nobody (Penguin Popular Classics)
by George Grossmith
Edition: Paperback

33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too delicious for words, 11 Mar. 2004
This is a wonderful book - I chuckled, smirked and slapped my head with delighted exasperation (whilst sitting on crowded commuter train - I am something in The City you know) at Pooter and his bewildered stumbling through the cosmic joke of his existence.
In some ways it is an 'old' book, the obsession with class and position drip through every page, with Pooters inept attempts to maintain or enhance his social position. But in many ways it is about the modern world - the alienated nobody, slogging away in an office, thinking he is better than this - when of course he isn't.
So glorious, that I am considering forming a religion based on the exquisite wisdom found inside this slim volume.

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