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5.0 out of 5 stars There Are No Vampires in This Book, December 16, 2010
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This review is from: How to Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide (Paperback)
My wife reads about a hundred books a year. They're all basically the same book- vampires eating warewolves or witches
trying to find love or something like that. Even the covers look the same. Sometimes she even reads a book she's already read by accident. Maybe she's crazy. Or maybe the bulk of books out there are bland, unmemorable bowls of oatmeal. How to Fail is NOT a book you'll forget you read.

I was first introduced to the author through his blog (theviceblog.com) as I was searching for beer reviews. Most beer review sites consisted of a pretentious dude who tasted 20-30 different things in every beer. They were all the same- 'cept for The Vice Blog- it had a crazy way of mixing a beer review with some real life anecdote. It was original and I spent about three hours one night (after a few fine ales, natch) browsing the "Best Of" page. How to Fail is the same thing- Original. It has a feel to it like your buddy is telling you hilarious stories over beers at the local watering hole. But beyond the humor and cynicism is some really good observations about life and human nature. It actually gives you some things to think about.

If you want to read a book that's exactly like the last one you read maybe How to Fail isn't for you. But if you want something that's memorable and different, pick up a copy.
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Initial post: Feb 10, 2012 9:55:14 AM PST
Tiki says:
Hope u don't mind but I had to reference your review, or part of it, when I added this book to my "to read" list on GoodReads. http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/275324009
It's too funny! And She's not crazy... Hang in there MZ!

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 2:39:00 PM PDT
Susan says:
Hey, I'm also one of those women who reads vampire books, but I'm still laughing over the first line in your review. I decided to buy the book because I read other things, too. Just wanted to say that if you're not a writer you should be- thanks for the fun review!
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