- File Size: 1001 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: Shepherd Books LLC (March 8, 1988)
- Publication Date: March 8, 1988
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005CXQ0YU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,151 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Fuck, YES!: A Guide to the Happy Acceptance of Everything Kindle Edition
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He made his way through the forest muttering to himself, until finally he yelled, "Oh, sure! Read this book. Yeah! Read that book. Right! That'll help! Fuuuuck, YES!"
He stopped in his tracks. "Aaaah," he thought, "Yes! Accept everything! Yes, I'll do that!" And so it was that Wing Fu Fing was born while walking in the woods.
Learn more about Wing and his friends at: www.shepherdbooks.com. Also available at the Shepherd Books website is an MP3 download of Wing reading three chapters from his book.
Top Customer Reviews
And I just saw 'Yes Man' with Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel. It is not a film of the book, so don't be confused. But it is about a man who has a life-changing moment in which he decides to say yes to everything that comes his way. And, as you can imagine, his life changes radically.
I wonder if there was some cross pollination there ?
It's commonly asserted that Tom Robbins wrote this book under a nom de plum, and that sounds reasonable. There is also a book of the Yes Man movie (probably what the movie was based on) by Danny Wallace. And the description sounds very similar to this book. Makes you wonder.
This book is hard to find - I've loaned out my copy over the years, always with the strict imperative to return it to me or suffer dire consequences. And here it is on Amazon, just a click away. Do yourself a favor !
"Yes" does have a certain graphic aspect, which will turn off most people, citing it as immoral. The joy of reading it, however, comes from the depth in which the Reverend depicts his characters. It is not very difficult to see, that each chracter symbolises a certain philosophical psychological principle. The three sisters, for instance, make an uncanny resemblence of Siegmund Freud's id, ego, and superego. Without giving too much details, one of them went missing.
This is not to say, that the characters in "Yes" are one-dimensional. Their interactions, and the plots that go with them, are much more engaging, and self-evolving, than what the title would lead the reader to believe. Of course, one can easily get off with the rudimentary humour, but it is the layering of the plot, characters, and symbolism that gives "Yes" a definite appeal.
While I highly doubt the events in the novel actually took place, it is a very enjoyable read, as long as you keep an open mind.
This book is essentially a funny novel written in the first person, the main character being the author himself, "Wing F. Fing", mixed with some philosophical ramblings. Or rather, as you find out from reading the book, that was the name he decided to take up after he had left his wife and family and formed a cult. The book goes back and forth between the funny story, and his own philosophical reflections. He especially explores the word "Yes", which his cult is based upon. Basically, he advocates approaching life's problems with a humorous, Zen-like application of reverse psychology. For example, he first discovers this when he gets into an argument with his teenage daughter, who wants to go out on a date with a boy. But instead of protesting, the father (the author) says "Yes", she may go, while additionally going into graphic detail of all the undesirable things that could happen (pregnancy, etc.) with a smile on his face, which ultimately discourages her from wanting to go. After philosophizing on the word "Yes", near the end of the book he also explores the "F" word, its origins, and its paradoxical use of being both a word for making love and a word for anger.
After finishing the book, it occurred to me that the author manages to never use the word "no" anywhere. It shows up symbolically though in a few of the characters names, like "Norine".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! My friends and I decide to do month long "yes" pact because of the book. The perspective I gained is invaluable in my journey for self-awareness.Published 9 months ago by M. Mckenna
I was disappointed in this story, no self help, no real story a very disjointed group of sentences.
Though I must admit I did enjoy the characters!
I looked for this book for years, it'd been out of print for a while. A thoroughly entertaining book - imagine if you set yourself a rule golive by, which said you were forbidden... Read morePublished on November 29, 2013 by Mark C
Not his best; a reiteration of themes previously visited.
Doesn't compare with his other work; Jitterbug Perfume remains his most original book.
Several of the chapters should be required reading in college. Though IMO the book falls short in the ending, and the characters are not really vivid, the story is interesting.Published on September 7, 2013 by pantagle
Was a bit interesting and different, but not so much so that I picked it up again after I put it Down. Can see why some really like it.Published on August 5, 2013 by Sal