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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,422 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will Ferguson Narrator: Jim Frangione Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This biting satire won Canadian author Will Ferguson the prestigious Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction as well as a Leacock Medal for Humour.

Lowly editor Edwin de Valu's life moves at a pretty humdrum pace, until he discovers the manuscript for Tupak Soiree's book on his desk. This self-help tome is different - it actually works. And soon the world turns upside down thanks to the advice of this mysterious guru. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erin Carroll | 2/14/2014

    " This book was an impulse buy in the bargain racks and worth it! It's entertaining for 'word-nerds' and a good dose of cynicism. Very quick and easy read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Frank R | 2/8/2014

    " I read this book when it first came out and it has stuck with me. If you believe in self-help books, this is for you. If you are skeptical to self-help books, this is for you. I'm afraid any more info might spoil it for you. Overall rating is excellent assuming you have a sense of humor. Recommended for fans of Tom Robbins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 1/25/2014

    " I laughed throughout this novel! It's the story of self-help book that inexplicably works, resolving an array of issues and making the world unbearably bland and banal. The main character, Edwin, is the book's editor and is in the 0.3% minority of people unaffected by the book. He makes it his mission to undo the chaos he's unwittingly set loose on the world -- hilarity ensues. The tone and humor remind me somewhat of Christopher Buckley, another very funny author, but this is more acerbic, a real cri de coeur from someone who (I'm guessing) has seen one too many self-help books. As a former editor at a large publishing house, I have to protest against the portrayal of editorial staff -- but I admit even that is really funny. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kate | 1/23/2014

    " I like to call this the intellectual's beach read. It's absolutely flighty and diverting, but in a sharp, witty, critical way. In a non-spoiling nutshell, it pokes fun of the entire self-help craze (much of which is selfishly motivated) by outlining the somewhat accidental publication of a self-help manual that actually works. Hilarity ensues. Intellectual or not, beach or no, this book is fun. "

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