- File Size: 1001 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: Shepherd Books LLC (March 8, 1988)
- Publication Date: March 8, 1988
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005CXQ0YU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #242,506 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Fuck, YES!: A Guide to the Happy Acceptance of Everything Kindle Edition
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This book is essentially a funny novel written in the first person, the main character being the author himself, "Wing F. Fing", mixed with some philosophical ramblings. Or rather, as you find out from reading the book, that was the name he decided to take up after he had left his wife and family and formed a cult. The book goes back and forth between the funny story, and his own philosophical reflections. He especially explores the word "Yes", which his cult is based upon. Basically, he advocates approaching life's problems with a humorous, Zen-like application of reverse psychology. For example, he first discovers this when he gets into an argument with his teenage daughter, who wants to go out on a date with a boy. But instead of protesting, the father (the author) says "Yes", she may go, while additionally going into graphic detail of all the undesirable things that could happen (pregnancy, etc.) with a smile on his face, which ultimately discourages her from wanting to go. After philosophizing on the word "Yes", near the end of the book he also explores the "F" word, its origins, and its paradoxical use of being both a word for making love and a word for anger.
After finishing the book, it occurred to me that the author manages to never use the word "no" anywhere. It shows up symbolically though in a few of the characters names, like "Norine".Read more ›
If you are a Tom Robbins fan you will find this enjoyable. If not, I would probably say skip it. My fave Robbins book is Fierce Invalids and this book is not in that class of mystery/farce/love/occult with lots of humor. This has humor but is just not as funny and interesting.
It seems that Robbins used this fictional autobiography to get some relationship stuff of his chest - who knows really. But, my sense is that it was some kind of cathartic venture on his part. Whatever the case, it is Robbins typical style of bizarre characters and unusual life circumstances.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! My friends and I decide to do month long "yes" pact because of the book. The perspective I gained is invaluable in my journey for self-awareness.Published 15 months ago by M. Mckenna
I was disappointed in this story, no self help, no real story a very disjointed group of sentences.
Though I must admit I did enjoy the characters!