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The Ultimate Game Guide To Your Life: Or, The Video Game As Existential Metaphor Paperback – November 3, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Tow Books (November 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582975345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582975344
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,289,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Christopher Monks edits the humor website McSweeney's Internet Tendency. His work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, including McSweeney's and The Morning News. He writes the popular blogs Utter Wonder and Stuck in Rehab With Pat O'Brien.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary E. Keyes on December 1, 2008
Format: Paperback
Fabulous, witty, exciting, clever book that I just couldn't put down. I found myself laughing out loud as I recognized so many aspects of myself in his story. Everyone can get something out of this book of wisdom and humor. I am sending to my nephew who is stuck at his stage of life living at home, delivering pizza with his degree in English! and so it goes.
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Format: Paperback
The Ultimate Game Guide to Your Life: Or, The Video Game as Existential Metaphor is a tongue-in-cheek guide to life itself - from the uncomfortably being born to the sudden stop at the end - that couches all its wit, wisdom, and insight in the format of a video game strategy guide. If all of life is a game, then The Ultimate Game Guide to Your Life is a walkthrough filled with tips, tricks, and techniques for achieving a high score of "life points". "Mini Game: Dodge Ball - Most often, recess is when you'll get the chance to play this mini game. Be the last person left without getting hit, and you'll earn one Life Point. Finishing anywhere else will lose you a Life Point." Simple monochromatic illustrations of iconic, video game-style avatars at all stages of life pepper this chuckle-inducing guide. Highly recommended, especially for diehard video game fans, who will definitely pick up on all the gamer in-jokes!
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By Hockeydude15 on June 8, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved the read it was a really fun and was a fun laugh. I am glad that I rented this.
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This book is for anyone who has a sense of humor. Monks guides you through each life milestone and helps you avoid each life misstep--with both great laughs and great insight. Reading this book, I had the odd feeling that the author based certain chapters on my own life. I'm a big fan of Monks and look forward to his future work. Look for him at [...]
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