This Book Will Change Your Life
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150 of 161 people found the following review helpful
I have devoted much time to the exercises in this book and so far my life has not changed (drats!) but I have accomplished making a complete fool out of myself (which, to be honest, is no real change).
So far I watched a movie starting with an "F" (Fern Gully), imagined everyone naked (which I do not recommend because it eventually becomes rather icky), ignored a day (more difficult then it sounds), glued a spatula to my arm (strangely no one noticed), managed to lure a fly into the box but missed, tried growing another toe (no luck, yet), went on a one minute hunger strike (more difficult then it sounds), applied for a knighthood (no response, yet), imagined myself as that old man of day 362 and realized that no I am not fulfilled plus I forgot to buy a copy of that weeks TV Guide, took the psychopath test (nope, not telling the results), discovered I am not symmetrical, attempted to invent a new color but only ended up with a mucky sort of beige, spent an entire day ticking off each minute (boring yet profound), and a few other things I cannot or will not mention.
Oh! I even combined two days worth of activities by memorizing Aubrey's face and dressing like a tourist. I searched the city for her, while stopping at tourist attractions which made me recognize the need to move to someplace more exciting, but never found her. I really want to know that secret she is supposedly harboring. I feel it necessary to warn you that I truly believe the whole "Aubrey" thing may be a trick.
Oh! A really eerie thing is that an actual photo of me is in this book. Yes, really! They must have "borrowed" it from a friend's website, that is the only way they could have gotten a hold of it. I tell you, it was quite startling to see myself on one of the pages - I didn`t know whether to be flattered or not. Anyway, it gave me a great opportunity to take advantage of the suggestion for day 256 - tearing up all photos that make you look ugly - and ripped out the page for day 130. I request you do the same and forget you ever saw that picture, please. I look much better in person - I Swear!!!
All in all, I suppose I must admit I've rather enjoyed most of the stuff I've tried. I am starting to feel a bit hysterical so I guess that is a sign it's working. But is that a "good" sign? hmmm....
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65 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2003
Move over, self-help guides! This humorous parody goes where no other book of its kind has gone before to lift you from your humdrum life. Each illustrated and eye-catching page gives a wacky daily suggestion, including such gems as inventing a new way of peeling potatoes, returning all your junk mail, using your left hand all day, and sticking a message on fruit. But amongst the silliness is some advice that makes sense, such as a weekend with no TV, expanding your vocabulary, or picking up litter in the street. If you follow the suggestions in this book, your life will surely change, although whether for the better or worse is up for debate. Read it and laugh!
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2003
I couldn't stop myself from chuckling - even laughing out loud - at times when I read this book. I chose it for our guest bathroom to give people some light reading while otherwise occupied. It's a funny, lighthearted book that has a very skewed way of looking at things. The daily activities vary greatly: some funny, some whimsical, some with that Huh? factor.
The book is wonderfully laid out with a variation of design that makes for delicious eye candy and draws the eye in throughout the book. It's a great deal of fun and would be perfect as a silly gift for a birthday, secret santa or something to brighten one's day.
**One word of warning for those with younger children - there is some adult humor of a sexual nature so don't put this in a place where young eyes can see this (if your house indeed has younger children). It's not too explicit but enough to instigate a "what does that mean" type of conversation.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
On Day 117 of THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE, the authors state they want David Copperfield the illusionist to read their book. David Copperfield, if you are out there reading this or googling your name, please, read this book if you haven't already. You too, Madonna and Tiger Woods. This book will change your life.

This is a funny, laugh-out-loud type of book. With 365 days of activities to change your life, the goal is simple. On Day 247, you should eat everything with chopsticks, and on Day 276, you should go to the zoo and actually feed the animals. I've always wanted to feed a lion, and this has given me the courage to actually go and sacrifice a gazelle to my childhood dreams. Not really, of course, this book is about the comedy and not about actually getting you arrested for something stupid. At least I hope not. But there are some fun activities to confuse and possibly scare people.

With fun illustrations and comedy in small but heavy doses (if you do decide to just read one page a day, which I couldn't do because the comedy just kept driving me forward), THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE will change your life, or at least give you ideas for silly things to do to annoy your friends and family.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2003
What's more fulfilling than a good laugh? Here's a book that guides you through 365 days of laughter. Forget self-help books. Tasks include no television day, citizen's arrest day, learn an emergency first aid procedure day, and everyone's favorite, ignore the media day. If you can handle a year of zany activities, your life *will* be changed.
This Book Will Change Your Life makes a wonderul gift!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2003
This book will truly change your life! It won't make you rich. It won't get you a date with a supermodel. It won't get you a raise. But it will make you laugh everytime you pick it up. It will make you have fun in this world. It will make you stop taking yourself so darn seriously. If you actually go out and do some of these things you will learn about yourself in ways that you wouldn't otherwise. This book will show you how to tattoo a banana (it's actually pretty cool!) and suggest you "return to childhood" for a day. There is even a handy 'pregnancy test' in the book, just in case you might need it. While most of these activites will suceed in making you laugh, a few are serious (or semi-serious) and are the ones that truly might change your life. "Introduce yourself to someone you know but never speak to," "Destroy all bad photos" to release the bad karma,"Treasured Memories Day," and Day 136 is truly the most important of all. Trust me, if you only "do" one day, make it Day 136, before it's too late. This book is wonderful. I've already bought copies for 3 people!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2003
This book will pull anyone out their daily boredom, depression, or malaise! Open this Hot Bold Orange and Black tome to any page and your mind will instantly be teased and tantillized. You will be seduced into having new thoughts, pondering thrilling actions, and scheming brilliant real life adventures! No idea is too crazy or impossible for the mind to chew on, and this book is the ultimate giant pack of juicy fruit! It has 365 pages of delicious fun inside.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2013
In 2008, I was going through (what I thought was the absolute worst) break up of my life. I followed this book to the tee knowing this was just a whole bunch of silly soup. In reality, this is a very entertaining coffee table book, but I pulled through and I started do actually do what tasks were presented in front of me. Within 2 months of reading/follwing this book the opportunity for me to move Hawaii presented itself (I couldn't believe it!)...I moved to the islands and left the book in a coffee shop there hoping it will change someone's life the same way it changed mine. I have never been the same since I participated in this book, and I recommend it to anyone going through a difficult time or heart break! Move forward and seize the opportunity to be alive!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2010
I bought this for a crush's birthday so that by doing the daily tasks, we would have something to talk about, and maybe have dates to do some of them. It has been working to some extent, but more importantly, I am enjoying the Book. It prevents you from taking life so seriously, some of the ideas are really creative, although you can get lazy sometimes and just not want to be bothered with its dictates.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2010
Two years ago I found this book on my friend's bathroom. Last year we tried to start a book club with everyone meeting and telling their stories (lasted for 14 days). This year I VOW to finish this book and do everything it says, and see if my life changes. If not at least I can say I had fun. Follow my progress at [...]
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