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How to Win at Everything: Even Things You Can't or Shouldn't Try to Win At

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Nobody wants to be a loser. With this revolutionary new handbook, readers will learn how to win at literally everything*—even things that aren't contests, and that you can't or shouldn't try to win at, such as dreaming, apologizing, and talking on the phone with your mom. Crucial illustrated advice and instruction guides would-be winners through activities including bird-w ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 12th 2013 by Chronicle Books
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Eric
Aug 13, 2014 Eric rated it it was ok
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I received this book for free through the Goodreads First Reads program.


How to Win at Everything: Even Things You Can't or Shouldn't Try to Win At is a book that is desperately trying to be wry, ironic, and funny, but just ends up being another book that tries too hard and delivers too little.

Written and illustrated by Daniel Kibblesmith and Sam Weiner, who both list The Onion News Network as previous writing engagements among others, the book is a fake guide to "winning." The concept is broadl
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Jennifer
Dec 30, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was ok
This book tries too hard to be funny, but it’s not. The cover is cute - yellow with fake awards on it. The small trim size is good for portability, and the inside of the book is a mixture of text, drawings and charts. The typeface varies in size depending on the subject, and the palate of the pages is nice - black, white, grays and blues.

But the actual content didn’t make me laugh once. I thought it was obnoxious and not as sharp as it could’ve been. For example, under the Introduction, it says
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Alex Firer
Sep 17, 2013 Alex Firer rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of these guys on Twitter, and this book has indeed taught me how to win at every single objective I've ever had! Thank you Wiener/Kibblesmith Enterprises!
Emily
Jul 28, 2015 Emily rated it did not like it
I bought this book and read it in one day, completely unaware that this book was actually filled with sarcastic and stupid jokes, instead of teaching someone how to "win" and "succeed" in life. The jokes fell flat, it tried too hard. I wished I could get that hour back from my life. Why make a self-help book when it does nothing but give stupid scenerios and stupid jokes?!?!?! As a person who laughs at almost anything, with a great sense of humor, I found nothing in this book funny. 1 star for w ...more
Tankboy
Jun 07, 2015 Tankboy rated it it was ok
Decent gag gift, but it's a single-read kind of joke book by a couple Onion writers. Also, it's a joke book and not a guide, just so's you know.
N Lopez
Jan 25, 2016 N Lopez rated it liked it
Fun.
Adam
Nov 19, 2013 Adam rated it really liked it
This is a pretty funny book. I think the authors did an excellent job balancing the realistic and the absurd without ever slipping out of character. It's a very quick read, which I think is definitely a strength (it's a good gimmick, but they knew when to say goodbye rather than dragging on forever and ever. Looking at you, Scrubs).

There were definitely some formatting issues with the Kindle edition, so I'd strongly recommend getting an actual physical copy.
Joy
Nov 07, 2013 Joy rated it really liked it
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I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. It was fun to read, and made me even chuckle to myself at times. I'm definitely going to recommend this book to my brother, who will appreciate this kind of humor.
Shadi Alji
Dec 26, 2013 Shadi Alji rated it it was ok
A light and humorous book.

Surprised that I actually finished this in only one day.
Dorothy
Feb 07, 2014 Dorothy rated it really liked it
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It was worth the read. I learned some things.
Cyndie
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Made me giggle, about what you expect.
Karen
Nov 18, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
Humorous, yet funny!
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