Book Reviews of Life's Little Annoyances

Life's Little Annoyances
Life's Little Annoyances
Author: Ian Urbina
ISBN-13: 9780739462256
ISBN-10: 0739462253
Publication Date: 2005
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Times Books Henry Holt & Co
Book Type: Paperback
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Humorous! Some things you'd be tempted to do, and others you've never thought of doing.... until now!
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Cute book about the (passive-agressive, actually) things people have done to get back at those things and companies that drive them crazy. Enjoyable read.
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Book Description:
What can you do when the world is pushing you over the edge? More than you think.


For some of us, its the automated voice that answers the phone when wed rather talk to a real person. For others, its the fact that Starbucks insists on calling its smallest-sized coffee tall. Or perhaps its those pesky subscription cards that fall out of magazines. Whatever it is, each of us finds some aspect of everyday life to be particularly maddening, and we often long to lash out at these stubborn irritants of modern life.

In Lifes Little Annoyances, Ian Urbina chronicles the lengths to which some people will go when they have endured their pet peeves long enough and are not going to take it any more. It is a compendium of human inventiveness, by turns juvenile and petty, but in other ways inspired and deeply satisfying. We meet the junk-mail recipient who sends back unwanted business reply envelopes weighted down with sheet metal, so the mailers will have to pay the postage. We commiserate with the woman who was fed up with the colleague who kept helping himself to her lunch cookies, so she replaced them with dog biscuits that looked like biscotti. And we revel in the seemingly endless number of tactics people use to vent their anger at telemarketers, loud cellphone talkers, spammers, and others who impose themselves on us.


A celebration of the endless variety of passive aggressive behavior, Lifes Little Annoyances will provide comfort and inspiration to everyone who has ever gritted his teeth and dreamed of sweet retribution against the slings and arrows of outrageous people.
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This book was hilarious! The authors definitely delved into the little things in life that are really annoying and the creative ways people have handled them.
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A funny read for the sarcastic person out there wanting a laugh.
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It was an interesting read, but not something I would read again.
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Very funny. Great to listen to in the car.