Anyway, this book is probably just a secret message to a lover who snubbed him.
The book, as compelling and fun to read as it was for the first 100 pages, became unreadable and I put it down with about 20 pages left to go.
The anecdotes and the witticisms are fine when he tones down on the condescension, but the book suffers from deep flaws.
First of all, let me just say that I read this book several years ago, so it's not fresh in my memory, but when looking at some of the one star reviews here, I couldn't help but... Read morePublished on April 17, 2011 by pen name
The major line of thought in this book trace back to the 1960's and 1970's, including Tom Wolfe's "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby", Chris Lasch's "Culture of... Read morePublished on June 10, 2009 by Paul A. Houle
This book is a broad look at individuality in 2007. Everything that we hold dear that we think makes us "special" and individual in fact makes us conform to widely accepted norms. Read morePublished on October 3, 2007 by Gillian Zylka
Niedzviecki's book touches on an interesting topic (which is why it merits two stars instead of one) viz. Read morePublished on January 16, 2007 by Emeraldcityserendipity
In the spirit of "I'm Special," I would suggest that people take the reviews (positive and negative) with a grain of salt, read the book, and draw your own conclusions. Read morePublished on December 31, 2006 by NZee
This book is someone's very personal and narcissistic attempt at going public with how 'done' he is being counterculture, probably because it was a huge effort to keep up in the... Read morePublished on December 8, 2006 by Mrs. Flubbard
Though "Hello, I'm Special" has good ideas and a good premise, it features very long winded examples that alone could be theses. Read morePublished on July 31, 2006 by Jeremy
At one point in your life you have wanted to be a rock star/celebrity. Don't lie, I know this. This is the book for you - this is the book to try to figure out what is wrong with... Read morePublished on July 11, 2006 by E. C. David
i would suggest that everyone read this book. niedzviecki's book gets to the heart of contemporary society. Read morePublished on June 2, 2006 by alec eiffel