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50 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2010
Shed the guilt about secretly not caring for something by picking up this little jewel of a book called I HATE EVERYTHING by Matthew DiBenedetti. The author is outrageously funny in the range of items he shares with the reader that he hates. He goes from some one liners on a page such as 'I hate not knowing everything' to pages where he glues together related ideas as in:
'I hate that wind chimes don't always chime.
I hate the wind. I hate that you saw that coming.
I hate being predictable.'
Or, more for the season:
'I hate putting up Christmas lights.
I hate when the light strands are all knotted.
I hate that one little bad bulb makes all the
other lights on the strand go out.
I hate when it's time to take down the
I hate when people leave their Christmas lights
up all year long.
I hate that I don't have the audacity to
do that myself.'
There are probably not too many things Matthew DiBenedetti doesn't hate, but instead of this being a book from a whiner and complainer, the manner in which he places his feelings is so entertaining and also so well designed (on lined notebook paper with very clever line drawing illustrations) that reading the book keeps a smile on your face. How can someone be so negative in content and produce such a positive book? I hate that! Grady Harp, November 10