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First World Problems: 101 Reasons Why The Terrorists Hate Us [Kindle Edition]

Ben Nesvig
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

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Book Description

You are reading this on a screen. You have First World Problems.

First World Problems: 101 Reasons Why The Terrorists Hate Us is a collection of short humorous essays and rants from a man who knows suffering. It is comedy that borders on tragedy.

What are First World Problems?A First World Problem is a trivial issue that afflicts people in wealthier nations declared to be in the "First World." 

Third World Problem "I have to walk three miles to draw water from a dirty well or else I'll die of dehydration." 

First World Problem "We have nothing to drink in the fridge except filtered tap water." 
Do you have nothing to drink except a limitless supply of tap water?

Have you ever bought so much food at the grocery store that it molded before you could eat it? Did you buy an iPhone one week before the new model was announced?
You're suffering from First World Problems. 

What follows is the graphic account of what it's like to live in the First World. Tales of unreasonably cold air conditioning, eating to the point of exhaustion, and being unable to enjoy Summer weather due to gainful employment in a bad economy.

Excerpts from First World Problems: 
First World Problem: Girl Scout Cookies Box Has Less Cookies Than I Remember: 
"...My Tag Alongs barely have cookies to tag along with. Thin mints are anorexic. The Somoas are only some. And I've been shorted on the short bread cookies." 

First World Problem: I Didn't Order My Pizza Online So I Can't Track It 
"...But now? Nothing. Is my pizza being made yet? Is it in the oven? Is it excited to see me? Does it know my name? Does it like watching Cheers reruns as much as I do? Is it wearing a seatbelt in the car? Is it thirsty? Does it like to sing in the shower? Dance like no one is watching? Love like it has never been hurt? To those questions I have no answer.

Instead I'm worrying it will never find me, like a senior citizen who fell down without Life Alert." 

There is nothing funny about my problems except that they are hilarious. Read the book for less than the price of something trivial, like a Mocha, that is slightly more expensive.

Editorial Reviews


From Amazon Reviews: 
"I laughed out loud while reading this almost every single page. It's silly as can be in a good way" - Brian

"Laugh out loud funny. Or, in my case, snort out loud funny." - Scarletledder

"This book is hilarious! It's one of the best books I've read in years." - Shawn

"I never never never leave reviews on books, but I just had to for this book. I just finished reading it on my kindle, and I was laughing out loud through almost the entire book." - Leslie

"Buy the Kindle version" - Tree

About the Author

Ben Nesvig is a human, an author(obviously), and locally renowned bacon chef. Ben currently resides in Minneapolis, where he complains about the weather being either too hot or too cold.

Product Details

  • File Size: 311 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006OGG4D6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Sucks the Laughter from Your Body January 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First of all... as an Amazonian (woman who buys way too many books) I'm always suspicious of the first couple of reviews if they're really good. They could be written by friends who don't want the author sleeping on their couch anymore; or people being blackmailed by the author to say something good or the details of that lost weekend in high school will be his/her next book (videos on Youtube); or the 5-starred reviewers are related to the writer.

I am not Ben Nesvig's mother. I am a real reader. This is a very funny book. Really.

I would write more except I have to go eat a couple of ice cream sandwhiches because the 3-minute microwave pizza burned the roof of my mouth.

Five stars for laugh-out-loud-literature. I eagerly await the 3-D movie.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny! January 1, 2012
By Eric
Format:Kindle Edition
This books had me laughing out loud from early on. All of these things that we do in first world countries are so true!

I'm surprised at what a high quality book this is. I'm pretty skeptical of new ebooks with no ratings, but previewing it on Amazon hooked my attention. I think the author is going places. Keep it up!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and True Book December 22, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This was one of the few books that was actually able to keep my attention. I am not a huge reader but this book was hilarious. It's a quick read packed with numerous rants on many of the daily "problems" I face. The rant on self-checkout lines needs to be read by every idiot at my grocery store.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny because it's true December 28, 2011
By tlo515
Format:Kindle Edition
Very humorous and quick read. I found many of the "rants" funny because they were so true. I loved his perspective
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! So true... January 4, 2012
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I've experienced many of the author's same problems, but there's no way I could have described them so hilariously! Definitely worth reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great relatable read December 12, 2013
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The book was so fun to read and I read it in one sitting! I was like a crazy person laughing out loud to myself. With the food issues and the annoyance with hotel beds I found myself cracking up and wanting to share with friends.

Ben's sarcastic tone a-la David Sedaris was refreshing to read. I usually read more crime thrillers and this book was a welcome change to the books I usually read.

Thanks for a great read and for making me feel better about all the times I complain about my iPhone battery dying and my iced tea being too caffeinated and all the other first world problems I complain about ruining my life!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't stop laughing November 24, 2013
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My husband downloaded a sample of this book then kept me awake laughing. After downloading the rest, he has kept me up every night this week (yes, a First World problem Ben forgot to mention...) so I had to give it a read myself. All I have to say is now I'm the one keeping him awake. Great book and a must read for anyone who is reading this!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First World Problems in first place February 19, 2013
By Jessica
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book blatantly lays out all the things wrong in this messed up world we were born in to. All the unfairness and annoying things that other people do are spelled out for us. My thoughts have finally been marked on paper and I feel normal because someone else feels the same way! Thank you, Ben Nesvig, for letting me know it's okay to be annoyed. And I was going to join a support group.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny sad and true
great book. author brings up great points that are funny but sad too. hoping for a second book like this one
Published 21 days ago by adam kazimer
2.0 out of 5 stars Too old perhaps?
My son always tells me if the music is too loud, you're too old. Well, I just didn't "get" this book and won't finish it. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Karen Quinn
4.0 out of 5 stars cute
One could mistake this as a Whiney book, but with the keen observations, and biting sarcasm, I thought it was funny. Read more
Published 1 month ago by terra
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting read
Good light reading and able to relate to every day issues and activities which affect our daily life at anytime
Published 1 month ago by Helen Townsend
5.0 out of 5 stars funniest book I've ever read
I love this book because it's true humor at its best. If you need a good laugh during your lunch break or after a long day, read a page, a chapter or the whole thing.
Published 2 months ago by Drew
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
So true and very well written! Creative, sarcastic, and original. Hoping there will be a sequel or similar book soon!
Published 3 months ago by Angela
3.0 out of 5 stars Comedy bits
This book was a bunch of comedy bits about First World Problems. Got a kick out of it at first, but got bored quickly. Read more
Published 3 months ago by M. Dressely
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
I loved this book; funny and true, I've even saved some of the quotes from this book in another hard copy. If you like sarcastic humor, read it. You won't be disappointed.
Published 4 months ago by Chelsea
4.0 out of 5 stars Indoor plumbing!
Funny and spot-on about so many of our first-world indulgences but just a bit too much potty humor for my taste. Read more
Published 4 months ago by GrannyKKC
2.0 out of 5 stars The title of this book is misleading, it's toiler humor not commentary...
This has a couple funny parts to it where I did laugh, but for the most part it reads like a knock off of a Tucker Max book but instead of drinking and debachery the writer is... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Gene M. Alarcon
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More About the Author

As a young child, Ben Nesvig didn't talk much. Instead, he opted to create a running commentary in his head as the main source of entertainment. Those years of silent perception have sharpened his observational skills and given us the insights of a hyper-vigilant mind. From the topics of turkey bacon to public restrooms, Ben uses writing to delve into the minutiae of everyday life and expose the humor in it.

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