How I Became Stupid Author:Martin Page Ignorance is bliss, or so hopes Antoine, the lead character in Martin Pages stinging satire, How I Became Stupida modern day Candide with a Darwin Awardlike sensibility. A twenty-five-year-old Aramaic scholar, Antoine has had it with being brilliant and deeply self-aware in todays culture. So tortured i... more »s he by the depth of his perception and understanding of himself and the world around him that he vows to denounce his intelligence by any means necessaryin order to become "stupid" enough to be a happy, functioning member of society. What follows is a dark and hilarious odyssey as Antoine tries everything from alcoholism to stock-trading in order to lighten the burden of his brain on his soul.« less
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I found this book to be just ok. I don't know if something was lost in translation or what. I felt that it could have been written better. It's a bit over the top, making you feel like this guy was stupid already, so why was he trying to become stupid? There were some parts I would have liked to see expanded upon with a more detail than the author gave them. The ending left me feeling a bit confused.