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You Take the High Road and I'll Take the Bus: Celebrating Mediocrity in a World That Tries Too Hard! Paperback – June 28, 2006


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (June 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741143977
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741143973
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.8 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,480,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carrie Cox has worked for various magazines and newspapers, including Encore, Practical Parenting, The Sunday Telegraph, and TV Week.

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By Claire on February 27, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book had me laughing the whole way through. The best part was finishing it and feeling like my life wasn't so bad after all. There is so much pressure to be this and do that these days. This book makes you feel like you're fine just the way you are. Thank you Carrie Cox!
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By SHR on November 28, 2011
Format: Paperback
This was a mixed read, there were times when I was totally engrossed and other times when it was flat and I was thinking that it was a great idea but not substantial enough to carry an entire book. Cox claims that the success of the world is based on ordinariness and mediocrity and that we need to lower our expectations of life as individuals, in order to be happy with less, to be happy with an ordinary life - which most of us have. She uses lots of examples and wonderful quotes, the one I think sums up the book is "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to". I think that is true but it doesn't seem to be enough anymore and I think that it is sad that many people do not cherish and enjoy the simple things in life as they strive always for more. Cox doesn't advocate making no effort in life, she believes that gets you nowhere in life, but she also believes that putting in a ridiculous amount of effort might also get you nowhere & as such advocates putting in a modicum of effort and hope for good things. In many ways the book is taking the mickey out of modern views of success & self-help trends. It is full of a wonderful wry humour and there are many laugh out loud moments. It is also surprisingly thought provoking and overall I enjoyed it
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