Review: Straight White Male by John Niven

It is easier to be an arse hole than deal with shit. I often think I would be a lot further along in life if I just stopped caring about what other people thought, or what was right. Sure, I would have a limited amount of friends and all the charm of Gregory House, but I would be happy right? Well, I would have money, which would buy books. I could hide away like J. D. Salinger surrounded by books and puppies (I do not like cats) mumbling to myself in mirrors for conversation. Yeah, I would be much happier.

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Impossibly Hoping to See a Single Cloud: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick [2008]

slpbI do not know much about madness, other than my own – which really I only understand as a difference to other’s normality.

In fact, I came to The Silver Linings Playbook because I knew so many people had loved the film. I decided to watch the film within days of finishing the book – they are quite dissimilar. However, I loved both, and that is coming from someone who normally prefers the book.
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