Helpfully not helping (HLD 64)

25 May 2020

One of the tv shows we have been watching recently is 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown. For people who have watched Letters and Numbers in Australia, it’s kind of like that, but the contestants are comedians and it’s a fair bit ruder. You still do letter and number puzzles but there’s a lot of distractions along the way.

Anyway, on one of the the shows one of the contestants/comedians produced some self help books he had ‘written’ (or at very least produced the covers of the books for show). There were lovely books such as “Easy way to start smoking” (Nothing to Puffing in ten days – get a hobby for life, you’ll be popular in prison, and get to know your newsagent…and your doctor) and another headed for the best seller list was “Easy way to keep fat” (from thinner to dinner, spice up a dull salad with some fudge”. The third book of his trilogy was his “Guide to Reckless Gambling from riches to ditches in just 14 days”.

I suspect I’d buy those books before I bought an actual self help book.

But to save you all from wondering about books are available that can help you achieve ultimate happiness, I have done a quick google for self help options…

“You are a Badass”

“Think and grow rich”

“Girl stop apologising”

“Year of yes”

“How to get things done”

“Make your bed”

“Eat that frog”

“How to be a pope”

“The joy of solo sex” (I swear I’m not making these up)

“Anybody can be cool, but awesome takes practice”

“How to survive a robot uprising”

“Wherever you go, there you are”

“How to poo on a date” (I assume this is an etiquette manual dealing with bathroom visits while on a date, not pinning your date down and….)

And my favourite from the list, “How to write a How to Write book”

Would you buy any of them over the tantalising “Easy way to keep fat”????

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