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by Ian Urbina

"A gold mine of ideas . . . to help us wage personal and quiet vengeance against those who annoy us." ―South Florida Sun-Sentinel

For some of us, it's the automated voice that answers the phone when we'd rather talk to a real person. For others, it's the fact that Starbucks insists on calling its smallest-sized coffee "tall." Each of us finds some aspect of everyday life to be particularly maddening, and we often long to lash out at these stubborn irritants of modern life.

In Life's Little Annoyances, Ian Urbina chronicles the lengths to which some people will go when they have endured their pet peeves long enough and are not going to take it anymore. It is a compen-dium of human inventiveness, by turns juvenile and petty, but in other ways inspired and deeply satisfying.

A celebration of the endless variety of passive-aggressive behavior, Life's Little Annoyances revels in the tactics people use to vent their anger at telemarketers, loud cell-phone talkers, spammers, and others against whom we feel powerless―until now.

Download Life's Little Annoyances: True Tales of People Who Just Can't Take It Anymore epub
ISBN: 0805083030
ISBN13: 978-0805083033
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Humor
Author: Ian Urbina
Language: English
Publisher: Times Books (May 1, 2007)
Pages: 208 pages
ePUB size: 1958 kb
FB2 size: 1231 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 831
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The ideas presented are not particularly novel or practical. They provide only slight amusement, and for real gotcha moments, they are pale and relatively insignificant. Not one of the passive-agressive paybacks could be recalled by this reader after having read all the stories. My question from the front cover review by USA Today, what did it find that was so "screamingly funny"?
I found some humerus relief concerning this authors treatment of those little annoyances that life often puts in our way and how some of us react to that.
Rolling Flipper
Pretty entertaining book....Recommended diversion!
This book simply put is about people who just plainly get fed up with the non-sense most of us ignore. It is full of short stories in just about every catagory of annoyance you can imagine. Read the short story of the woman who was appauled at dog owners who wouldn't pick up after their dogs in the neighorhood park; she decided to put little flags in every pile of poo, and the local park ended up looking like a monument to the fourth of July. Meet the man who got so tired of pushy salesman that he kept his old expired credit card, told the pushy salesman to go away three times, and finally pretended to be interested in buying thousands of dollars worth of mechandise only to give him an expired credit card. In the end he walked out of the store hours later without purchasing a single item. These are only two of the stories, and probably the two least entertaining stories in the entire book. My wife has an affinity for picking up little books such as these. I consider such an item mandatory bathroom reading.