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The Becket List by Henry Becket
About The Book
The Becket List is a not entirely serious compendium of ‘First World Problems’ – the sort of stuff that drives us round the bend on a daily basis. How is it that atonal music, bus stations, cling-film and coat-hangers can bugger us up so comprehensively? Or passport control people, modern poetry, or just about anything you’ll find in a typical hotel bedroom? Embracing both the inanimate – from allen keys to rawlplugs – and the animated (well, in some cases) – from your fellow-travellers to every third-rate waiter who ever walked the earth – this book is essential for your sanity. As such, this comprehensive A to Z provides a signal service to humanity.
I don’t think that I am the only one that these days is searching for more humor books than ever, the world seems to be crumbling around us and anything that puts a smile on our faces makes the grey clouds a little thinner.
This is a book to remember that you are not alone in this world, that the problems that make you feel isolated and sad are common and let’s be honest, sometimes, when things have calmed they can become funny!
I don’t think this is a book you should read from start to finish in one sit, this is a book to let the luck decide what page to read and which problems shout you first…
My first choice was ‘Quasi-famous ‘lifestyle’ bloggers’… funny and realistic, made me wonder what do they really have that we don’t, and why we always envy their looks and money, of course!
This is a non-fiction book, but sometimes it makes you feel like reading a fiction book, because the “first world problems” we have are so bizarre that seem from another world!
This is a funny and interesting book, perfect as a Christmas present for the one that has everything or for the one who likes to complain. Let them know that they are not alone in this world while they have some laughs thanks to the Becket List!
Humour and realism can sometimes be pared together, let the book distract you from this pandemic and laugh a little, remember, life is short!
About The Author
Henry Becket was one of that curious breed, a Choral Exhibitioner at Cambridge, where he read… books. And magazines. He then spent decades nurturing what a head hunter once described as an iffy CV – as a Westminster speechwriter, lobbyist, wine merchant, copywriter, ad agency supremo (industry-speak for MD), and writer/director of innumerable eminently forgettable TV commercials in an awful lot of languages. He is lucky enough to have an impressively large family, and is also pretty obsessed with sailing, skiing, claret, churches and hillwalking, among other things. Oh, and the foibles of the world around him. Obvs.