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

Ben Nesvig
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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.

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. I don't personally care for that analogy, but smart people wearing suits and ties who say things like "syndicate interactive paradigms" and "synergize dynamic markets" told me it would work.

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"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: #30,643 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 26 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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11 of 11 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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9 of 9 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First World Problems in first place February 19, 2013
By Jessica
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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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6 of 7 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read January 14, 2013
By Shane
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Glad there is a book to cover first world problems. First World Problem: I needed a book to tell me about first world problems.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Thoroughly enjoyable book about modern life. Well worth the money! I recommend it for some light funny and intelligent reading.
Published 4 days ago by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Stupid,vapid waste of electricity
Self published 20-something whining... like all of you do. Get a job or shut up. "Would you like hot or mild sauce with that?"
Published 10 days ago by ned schall
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for cynics
My best friend and I have been compared to the guys in the balcony in the Muppet show. Ben can definitely join problem are more 1990's than Ben's. Read more
Published 1 month ago by David Helfand
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh
This is just my taste, I was not a fan. It did get better toward the end and the author is funny and I think has a lot of promise, but it wasn't a book I would tell my friends... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mary Sprunger
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection
This book is classic! Really addresses the problems of people in their 20s and the real struggles they have in American society! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andrea
4.0 out of 5 stars funny
This was an enjoyable, comical read. If you need something to read that requires no brainpower, this is your book.
Published 2 months ago by Lesia Radcliff
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fast and Fun Read - Even if You are Busy!
A fun read about things we privileged individuals complain about!

This writer has a great voice and I found myself flipping the pages and reading merrily along, nodding... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Elmon
5.0 out of 5 stars Problems
So, my husband uses my Kindle account and now I get recommendations based on his purchases. And, this book is quite entertaining and I can't wait to read more first world... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
I can relate to a lot of the stories. Cracks me up!!
Published 3 months ago by Zaida Miramontes
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, worth it when on-sale similar to those themes found in greater...
Good for a chuckle, nothing you cannot find online but nice compliation and entertaining on a long airplane flight or if you are in the need of killing some time with humor.
Published 3 months ago by Ray Rauch
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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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