Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse by David Mitchell

Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse

By David Mitchell

  • Release Date: 2014-11-04
  • Genre: TV
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 9 Ratings
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Description

What's wrong with calling a burglar brave? Why are people so f***ing hung up about swearing? Why do the asterisks in that sentence make it okay? Why do so many people want to stop other people doing things, and how can they be stopped from stopping them? Why is every film and TV programme a sequel or a remake? Why are we so reliant on perpetual diversion that someone has created chocolate toothpaste? Is there anything to be done about the Internet?

These and many other questions trouble David Mitchell as he delights us with a tour of the absurdities of modern life - from Ryanair to Downton Abbey, sports day to smoking, nuclear weapons to phone etiquette, UKIP to hotdogs made of cats. Funny, provocative and shot through with refreshing amounts of common sense,Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse celebrates and commiserates on the state of things in our not entirely glorious nation.

Reviews

  • Mitchell at his best

    5
    By Motherroad
    Yes, not my real name, sorry David. But loved this, loved this, loved this.
  • No, not worse at all!

    5
    By Suijin-sama
    David Mitchell is a living international treasure. Erudite, endlessly funny - but with heart and wit and brilliantly presented common-sense. Bottle his essence? No, better still, clone him! Many pieces in this book I was forced to read aloud to my wife - who, by the way, did not protest at my intrusion into her head-space.
  • Hilarious

    4
    By andrew6string
    At times tedious with Brit-centric political commentary but otherwise full of cleverly constructed arguments, satire, elegant prose, undeniable humour, and more than a few words I had to look up! Great and funny book!

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