An Underachiever's Diary: A Novel

An Underachiever's Diary: A Novel

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by Benjamin Anastas
     
 

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Meet William, a devout underachiever. He enters life as the firstborn of identical twin boys. It is the last time he will beat his overachieving brother Clive, or anyone else for that matter, at anything.

This is William’s manifesto for the underachiever. It is the chronicle of a lifetime of failure–part diary and part handbook for self-defeat. At…  See more details below

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Meet William, a devout underachiever. He enters life as the firstborn of identical twin boys. It is the last time he will beat his overachieving brother Clive, or anyone else for that matter, at anything.

This is William’s manifesto for the underachiever. It is the chronicle of a lifetime of failure–part diary and part handbook for self-defeat. At once corrosively funny and surprisingly tender, An Underachiever’s Diary is a classic tale of perverse perseverance.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588369673
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Benjamin Anastas is the author of The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor's Disappearance. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, Men's Vogue, and GQ.


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Underachiever's Diary 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just that.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
funny,great discriptions.enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you liked The Catcher in the Rye, then you must read this 'diary.' I have thoroughly enjoyed both. This story makes one go right along with William and allows you to share his feelings, no matter how odd. At some points you laugh out loud and at others you want to pat the poor guy on the back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perhaps the title should have given it away, but this book was a bore. I got halfway through and I was thinking to myself, What am I reading? What is the point of this? Where is this story going? The answer is no where. Save you money and buy something else.