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The Official Sidekick Handbook: How to Let Someone Else Hog the Spotlight While You Loosen Your Belt and Take a Nap

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  11 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A hilarious mock self-help book, The Sidekick Solution shows readers the benefits of being second best: eating what you want, letting the ax fall on someone else, and avoiding the heavy lifting while getting co-billing. Chapters with comic book-style illustrations cover such topics as the art of the supportive guffaw; famous sidekicks, from the fairly obscure Jimmy the Hun ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Gibbs Smith
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Irina Paley
Apr 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
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This is a cute joke book. An adequate choice if you are looking to buy a graduation present for your husband's old college flat-mate, or your 25-yo slacker nephew, or anyone that you don't know too much about. It's a generic gag-book with some cute illustrations and a fairly clever concept, which is, unfortunately, not deep or sophisticated enough to get more than two stars. It took me about half an hour to read it cover-to-cover, and I can't imagine that it took Mr. Bender much more than that t ...more
Lyndsey
Apr 29, 2011 rated it liked it
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Well, I was strangely excited to read this book. It didn't entirely disappoint but wasn't quite up to the level I expected. I have always loved those worst case scenario type books and this seems similar. They always make me laugh and this one was no exception.

Some very funny parts and overall, I liked it! Just didn't love it unfortunately.

Oh and I won this from Firstreads, so Thanks Goodreads!!
Kristal
Apr 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Won as a First Reads.

Humorous and Amazing. It definitely lightened the mood of the day with it's funny images and stories. The activities were active as well. Definitely the best self-help gag book I've ever gotten the chance to read.
Shannon Baas
Mar 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book about the sidekicks in history and how to be a good one. It is definitely a fun read.
Salimah
Apr 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Hilarious and witty with clever underlying meaning. Truly enjoyable and inspirational.
(I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway.)
Angie
May 01, 2011 rated it liked it
This was a funny book about how we don't have to be number one, it is fine to be second banana and let someone else do all the work. It felt a little long though and for the silliness it is.
Laura
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Just plain funny. Being a hero is SO overrated...
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