Thursday, 9 January 2014

Book Review: Very British Problems

Today on my little piece of internet, I'd like to share with you a book I recently bought which has really tickled my socially awkward little self. Rather than include it in a favourites post I feel it deserves full attention. Rob Temple's Very British Problems hilariously empathizes with the oh so awkward, temperamental and apologetic Great British Public. If you aren't from the UK then you'll probably find it to be ridiculous nonsense but if you are, I can assure you it's like reading your autobiography. If you're not an avid book reader, don't be put off. This book is basically a collection of one liners rather than huge chunks of text, it even has pictures!

A few of my favourite problems...

"Saying hello to a friend in the supermarket, then creeping around like a burglar to avoid seeing them again."

"The unwelcome surprise of someone telling you how they are after you've asked them how they are."

"Panicking in a sandwich shop and allowing a distressingly odd combination of fillings to happen."

"Looking away so violently as someone nearby enters their pin that you dislocate your neck."

"The pure horror of mentioning a song and being asked, "How does it go?""

I won't say much more because I strongly recommend you all go and read this book right now this second. It had me laughing out loud (causing several choking on tea incidents) because I could relate to so many odd things that we all do for no apparent reason. I challenge you to deny facing most of these problems on a daily basis, It definitely earns five stars for humour, sarcasm and awkwardness. 

You can also check out the twitter account, @SoVeryBritish for further reassurance that you're not suffering alone. 

Love, Anna x