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An Underachiever's Diary
An Underachiever's Diary
Author: Benjamin Anastas
ISBN-13: 9780380732180
ISBN-10: 0380732181
Publication Date: 4/1/1999
Pages: 160
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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If you've ever been told that you *must* pass a test and thought, "Really, why?" or

If you've ever been told that you have to work harder or else you wouldn't be in line for a promotion and you thought, "I kind of like it where I am now." or

If you look back on the 80s and see the endless greed for more, more more, and think, "Ugh." or

something else like that...

This is the book for you.

To what depths can one very determined person underachieve? This book attempts to find the answer.

Five stars, great book. An achievement indeed.
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brilliantly funny...for anyone who ever thought that they never quite measured up
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What a peculiar little book. Very well written, this diary starts in the womb. Story of twins, the writer being the underachiever with his brother being the overachiever. Quick read. Gives you an inside look at people we've all met in life that just don't seem to fit in, don't meld with the masses. The kind of person you walk away from thinking, "I wonder what went wrong? What made him/her just give up on their life?" Surprisingly, it was not depressing; instead, it made me open my mind to being more accepting of the losers I've encountered, giving them credit for coping with such a debilitating lifestyle. As Dorothy Parker said, "What fresh Hell is this?"