An Underachiever's Diary: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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An Underachiever's Diary: A Novel

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Overview

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: 7/28/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Impoverished.

    Just that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2008

    funny

    funny,great discriptions.enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2006

    Entertaining

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2004

    Extremely disappointing

    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.

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