Kitty Flanagan's 488 Rules for Life
488 Rules for Life is not a self-help book, because it's not you who needs help, it's other people. Whether they're walking and texting, asphyxiating you on public tra ...more
Rule #19 - Flush. Pause. Check
Rule #26 - Cushions are not spiritual advisers
Rule #164 - Don’t serve food on planks, tiles, slabs of granite or any other building materials
Rule #222 - G ...more
You will want to read this one with someone you know nearby, so you can read them the rules that tickle your fancy, and read them the ones you know they break.
Like "Bridge Burning", Kitty throws in a surprise twist in the book - and I just broke Rule 429 telling you that !
Kitty Flanagan is an Aussie comedian, who would always make me laugh at her take on life, during her TV segments. I knew I would love her book of rules, and, to be honest, I agreed with almost every one of them 😂 (except no gift registries for weddings, c'mon Kitty, I don't want to have to put thought into a present, I just want to order it online from a shop, ok? 😆 ...more
However, I laughed so hard and so long at rule 190 that I threw my back out! I still can’t actually tell anyone what I’m laughing at without dissolving into asthmatic wheezes. I have the same reaction to a Lincraft store ...more
This is book is exactly what it says it is. Well, no. That's actually a lie. There's only 447 rules included but magnanimous as Kitty is, she has given you som ...more
488 Rules for Life is not a self-help book, because it's not you who needs help, it's other people. Whether they're walking and texting, asphyxiating you on public transport with their noxious perfume cloud, or leaving one useless square of toilet paper on the roll, a lot of people just don't know the rules.
But thanks to Kitty Flanagan's comprehensive guide to modern behaviour, our world will soon be a much better place. A place where people don't ruin the fruit salad by putting banana in it ... where your crules.But ...more
The book was great. While I wasn't cracking up out loud consta ...more
I can hear her voice as I read through these rules.
A funny, lightweight novel that you are sure to enjoy if you love rules that relate to being a good human. And if there are any rules you don’t agree with, refer to Rule #1 - If you don’t agree with the rule, forget about it and move on. I appreciated this because not all of her rules resonated with me; but most did.
I also appreciated that there is the option to add a few extra of your own rules at the end.
Rule #448: ...more
Flanagan covers a myriad of topics from exercise gear, general office rules, online dating rules, fashion, tattoos and shop assistants to name but a few. ...more
So many good tips and I smiled thro ...more
It is therefore no surprise that I absolutely loved her new book and devoured the whole thing within the first day of receiving it.
The book was filled with some brilliant rules, my favourite being 'Rule 149 Lift your chair' as that is one of my biggest pet peeves in society.
Overall, I would highly recommend giving this book a read, it's great for a laugh and makes you feel less guilty for your own rule making!
Easy and hilarious read! Definitely recommend it to everyone! I agree with about 97% of the rules and couldn’t help but laugh at the explanations provided.