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You Are Good at Things: A Checklist

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
You may be suffering from unrecognized awesomeness!

* You have the uncanny ability to always notice when someone has gotten a new haircut.
* You can make the last half-ounce of toothpaste last for a month.
* You're a genius at getting stores to let you in even though it's closing time.
* You're a wizard at resisting the urge to eat all the cheese right after grating it.

Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Perigee (first published April 1st 2012)
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Jan 26, 2013 Juliana rated it really liked it
Clearing out my to be read pile!

This book is clever. All it is is one giant checklist of secret skills and abilities. This is the kind of book you take to lunch with a friend to look over together or give as a gift at a party.

Here are a few of my own secret skills listed in the book:

-Waking up without an alarm
-Liking a one-hit wonder band's other songs
-Citing old Far Side cartoons
-Being embarrassed on the behalf of others
-Reshelving books correctly
-Finding scraps of paper to wrap
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May 26, 2013 Rebecca rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
Yes, I realize that I just gave this a higher rating than I did carefully researched historical monographs and ambitious works of fiction. But I try to rate books on how well they accomplish their goals, and this one accomplishes its goals well.

This is not a deep work of towering achievement--it's a gag book. A bathroom reader. And you know what? It's pretty good at that. The items are witty, such as
- sweeping things under the rug (literally)
- sweeping things under the rug (figuratively)

You won
Selket Nicole
Dec 04, 2013 Selket Nicole rated it really liked it
this book reminded me of "14,000 things to be happy about" or a little of "the book of awesome." it's silly, but it's also a reminder - notice and take joy in the little things, the things that make you unique and make you you - you have a particular skill set that no one else has. the items on the list that were the most "me": walking long distances in flip-flops. check. sticking stickers to things. big fat check. guaranteed that somtehing in this book will make you smile. :)
Nancy Graham
Jun 23, 2012 Nancy Graham rated it really liked it
Though initially I found this book a bit repetative, I'm glad I stuck with it -- because it often made me laugh out loud. I would tackle 3-5 pages during a break or to get a change of pace from a more demanding book ... and I found it delightful. Find your rhythm with this book and enjoy the ride.
Dec 27, 2013 Chezzie rated it liked it
Interesting, fun, empowering, obliviously sexist. They suggest checking off things you do, marking ones you want to do, and putting a minus sign next to the ones you don't wanna do. So when I've come across sexist things I put a minus next to them and the fun continues. :)
Jan 31, 2013 Adriana rated it did not like it
This book is basically a giant checklist of dubious skills and talents that one might have.
Enjoyable for a little bit as a browse thru book when with friends and with nothing better to discuss, I didn’t really find it particularly interesting.
Jul 12, 2013 Lucy rated it really liked it
hilarious and addictive.
Jan 01, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Very cute.
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Jun 20, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it
Great book for laughing with friends. It's a nice pat on the back, and will stir up fun memories.
Apr 03, 2012 Kim rated it it was ok
I thought this was a book. It was in fact a very long list.
Jul 13, 2013 Becky rated it liked it
Could've been cleaner, but was enjoyable and fun to go through.
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