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Yes Man Paperback – June 1, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
Danny Wallace, first of all, did a great job writing his year of saying Yes in book format. At once glib, crazy and wracked with confusion, Danny infuses every page with that indelible dry British wit.
Yes, he wins the lottery; yes, he travels the globe; yes he meets a whole variety of unusual characters; yes, he goes to the boring coworker's party and winds up meeting a BBC exec who makes him a TV documentary star; and yes, it all comes off very believable and human.
If you've ever been feeling disenchanted with the flow of modern life, if you have been wanting to take a stand and grab the reins of life (ironically in Danny's case, by letting life sweep him wherever it wanted) or merely want to read an account of how a simple change can give you new eyes to view the world, don't miss "Yes Man."
My highest recommendations all around.
And a warning to the Kindle readers: This edition contains horrid amounts of typos. Not just one or two pr page, more like 20-30 pr page... Really annoying. It is also difficult to see where a new paragraph begins, and hence it can be confusing when the action moves between past and present and you don't see any indication of this in the way the text is displayed on the page.
Over the course of his journey into a life of Yes you get caught up in his sucesses and his failures, and as you turn each page you realise that the adventures that he's had and the experiences he shares with us can be ours. Yours and mine and that is what makes his book utterly utterly fantastic. It may not be literature, it may have been oddly stuck in the travel section of my bookstore, but it's funny, it's insightful and it's incredibly human.
He's a bloke, with glasses and a fondness for tea who decides to make the most out of all the opportunities he is presented with. How many times have we all excused ourselves from an event or ignored an advert or poster, not entered competitions. We all know the world is growing more apathetic and obviously more and more of us... well, just shrug our shoulders. Danny Wallace is a guy who proves that if we take a few risks and see what life has to offer then things can become a lot more interesting and exciting for all of us. I can't see how anyone can read this and not take something valuable from it, even if it's just a few hours giggling as they read it. Should you buy this book? - Yes!
This book goes far beyond being a funny, silly book, however. It really makes you think. What if you decide to say yes more -- how would that change the way you see the world and what opportunities would present themselves if you utter that one little word? It's worth saying yes to more things just to find out, which is why I've made Danny's mantra my own, as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story about making decisions in your life.
If you didn't like the movie, the book is nothing like it and is a great read from start to finish.
This was a bit of a let down for me. Overall, I DID really enjoyed the book, but I felt that it just dragged. Read morePublished 28 days ago by E.Robyn
Typos, typos and more typos! At the beginning of the book the typos were sporadic which I excepted as part of an ebook but by the time I got to Ch. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ROBERT LEE NELSON
I haven't said this before but the movie was way better than the book.Published 3 months ago by Luis
This book has changed my life. No, I am not being a Big Yes Dork, but his positive attitude is contagious. Read this. Read morePublished 11 months ago by JCD
The funniest book I've ever read. Incredibly witty, heartwarming, and enrapturing. Danny Wallace, you are a god amongst men my friend!Published 13 months ago by Jason