Unburdened by the problems of success: A humorous account on how to achieve absolutely nothing

Unburdened by the problems of success: A humorous account on how to achieve absolutely nothing

by RJ Dalgliesh


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The raucous tales of the author and his mates in Edinburgh Scotland navigating adulthood, soccer, university, jobs, women and most of all pubs, in their sidesplitting missteps, bizarre adventures and escapades.

The book takes us on a hilarious journey by the group, accompanied by 40,000 Scots, to see a soccer match in London.

It introduces Henry, a retired racehorse, who gives an unsuspecting bareback rider gives the scariest ride ever.

Meet Bruce the Labrador who stops another dog from committing suicide.

Get pick up tips from three of the most unlikely Casanovas who ever entered a pub.

Ever had your hair cut with pinking shears. Meet the young lady who did and then goes on a vendetta to track down the author so she could return the shears in the most inappropriate manner.

As one early reader put it "This must be the funniest book of 2016. It is full of comical stories, anecdotes, satire, strange happenings and pure wit."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537399591
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/24/2016
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.42(d)

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Reviewed by Neil A White for Readers' Favorite Unburdened by the Problems of Success is the first in a trilogy of humorous musings from Ronald Dalgliesh. His collection of loosely connected short stories recounts an often hysterical view into Scottish life as seen through the eyes of a young Mr. Dalgliesh. His story begins in a cottage on the outskirts of Edinburgh, where as a young lad his penchant for spinning a tall yarn leads to an unfortunate horse riding accident for a young woman. From that inauspicious, yet hilarious, beginning, the reader is taken on a series of misadventures recounted from his youth. These involve a rabid dog, a bad haircut, an ill-fated camping trip, a coach ride to London to see the Scottish national team play England, and a series of – often – failed encounters with the fairer sex, that ultimately leads to meeting his future wife. Mr. Dalgliesh’s novella takes the reader on a scenic tour of Edinburgh’s surrounding countryside, provides a welcome travel map of the city’s pubs to plot your pub crawl, and includes a clever warning to steer clear of a certain wine bar and its pretentious bartender. Although just a couple of the stories miss the mark, others will have you laughing out loud. And taken as a whole, the collection is a very enjoyable read. In fact, I would bet if you encountered Mr. Dalgliesh in a bar, and offered to buy a round or two, his story-telling would keep you entertained for as long as the drinks flowed. Though a word to the wise, be sure to order him a beer, not wine.