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F My Life by Maxime Valette, Guillaume Passaglia, Didier Guedj, Missbean

Today, my boss fired me via text message. I don’t have a text messaging plan. I paid 25 cents to get fired.

Your girlfriend dumped you, your car broke down, your boss passed you up for the big promotion. Life’s not fair, but there is one sure-fire way to ease your pain–laughing at someone else who had an even worse day than you did.

Enter the devastatingly funny world of F My Life, where calamity is comedy. Covering every disastrous pratfall in love, work, family-life, and more, F My Life proffers other people’s ruinous, real-life happenings to brighten your gloomiest day: someone getting dumped through a greeting card, ignored at their birthday party, or insulted by their own grandmother. Spanning everything from ironic twists of fate to down-right shameful moments, F My Life’s squirm-inducing stories are schadenfreude at its finest. So today, take solace in knowing that at least you’re not that guy. There now, don’t you feel better?

Today, my boyfriend broke up with me. I cried and told him that I loved him. He gave me a quarter and told me to call someone who cared. I threw the quarter in his face and ran. I waited for the bus, but when I got on, I realized I was 25 cents short of the fare. I walked home in the rain.

Today, my mom walked in on me looking at a 1978 Playboy. She asked if I found it in the basement. I said yes. Then I realized she was the centerfold.

Today, I got in line at the grocery store. The woman in front of me looked right at me, turned to her friend, and said “That reminds me, I forgot to get acne cream.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345518767
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 389,686
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Maxime Valette was born on April 30, 1988, in Reims, France, the area where champagne is produced. There has hardly been a time in his life when he hasn’t had a computer keyboard at his fingertips. He began programming when he was nine years old and creating websites at eleven. He started a business at fifteen and sold it at eighteen to found Beta&Cie, through which he created the VDM website (the French version of FML). Besides computers, his hobbies are music, TV, and wine.

Guillaume Passaglia was born on January 28, 1982, somewhere on the Côte d’Azur. He likes polar bears and enjoys vodka martinis (shaken, not stirred). He is an IT engineer, part-time photographer, and keen sportsman. He is also an unfaltering Internet games fanatic, but is now involved in another kind of game–directing several international companies. He is also in charge of the spotlessness of the studio apartment where the VDM and FML team meets to plot out the future. He likes perfection, and his ultimate goal is to one day beat Didier Guedj at tennis. 

Didier Guedj was born in Paris, many years ago. After studying international business and landing a job in marketing, he quickly realized that he’d be better off working as a full-time musician. He began by creating jingles for advertising campaigns. He then became creative director of several ad agencies, before finally founding his own agency. Overseeing brands such as Heineken and Dunlop, as well as several French perfume manufacturers and best-selling books, he has been the brains behind more than a hundred ad campaigns. He claims to be the devil. 


 About the Illustrator

Marie “Missbean” Levesque was born on September 6, 1982, in Paris, France. After graduating from high school and spending three years training to become an architect, she is now a full-time illustrator. She lives and works in a small, oneroom apartment in Paris, but plans on moving soon into a castle in the south of France. Marie likes beer and chocolate, and she spends her spare time taking close-up photos of insects, as well as watching movies while asleep, which is the main reason that she can never remember the end of any of them.    

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F My Life 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
boredism13 More than 1 year ago
If you've ever felt sad or pissed at your life, this is the perfect book. this book makes you forget about your on life and lets you laugh about other people who are brave enough to admit there sad but entertaining lives. it may sound mean to do, but if it was so terrible they wouldn't put it up to make a book. its one of the greatest books you can get and you always find one you can relate to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FML took the internet by a small storm. I'ts funny, a bit devastating, and it makes you feel good. I highly reccommend this book to anyone with a decent sense of humor. If you don't mind laughing at the expense of others, this is sure to bring a smile to your face and a ray of sunshine to your less unfortunate life. :)
TeeTee101 More than 1 year ago
I love this book i just bought it and read it 3x. Its funny and the small sections are very easy to read. There are some cute pictures in there too, so it seems like a simple comic book for grown ups.
Kataman1 More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book based on Amazon's recommendations and found it to be mostly entertaining. All the little stories are about a paragraph long and after you have read several of them you can usually guess how they will turn out. I found that my daughter was very familiar with the F My Life website, which is where the whole thing started. It is a place where people post mostly embarrassing things that happened to them. The book's author's searched through these entries and culled out what they thought were the best for this book. Some of the tales are downright histerical but most are just embarrassing. Many of these embarrassing items are where people are overweight and someone has said something to embarrass them or they deal with people that are not so "attractive" and this is pointed out to them by others, usually children. This book is pretty good for killing time as you can pick it up, read a bunch of the stories and then put it back down until the next opportunity you have (like when you are waiting in the dentist office). This is generally not a book to just sit down and read cover to cover as it starts to grate on you if you read it for too long (I recommend no more than half hour intervals).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i've never laughed so hard before in my life. i highly recomend this book for those who want a laugh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read, though I kind of expecred more than 88pagws for 12 dollars• Altogether though it was a very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. It really got me going a few times. I would rcommend it to others, especially those who might not be having the best year.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Fun
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Funny as hell...a must read!
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Most awesome book ever! I read it 3x its so so good.
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I want to get it!!! Its kind of expensive though....
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Love the site.. Now I can laugh at other people's lives without wifi!
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