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How to Make Yourself Miserable

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  103 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
A wonderful satire described as "a vital training manual"...full of hilarity!
Paperback, 113 pages
Published February 14th 1976 by Random House (first published 1966)
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Jun 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this after a friend read it an thought of me. It is a really funny book, but I think the well-adjusted might assume it is hyperbole. With the exception of a couple sections, this book more or less encapsulates my current world view/emotional state with only the slightest amount of over-exaggeration.

The entire process of reading this book was me reading a passage, feeling like it was a very accurate description of my reactions, thoughts and decisions in a situation and then reali
Carol Storm
Sep 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Six reasons to be miserable about your analyst:

1.) He doesn't care.

2.) He cares too much.

3.) He thinks you are evil.

4.) He thinks you are absurd.

5.) He's trying to corrupt your mind.

6.) He's sharing your secrets with others.
Don LaFountaine
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
A pretty funny book! It pointed out so many things we do to make ourselves miserable without even thinking about it. It's an insightful and humorous book that makes puts some things of one's life into perspective.
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You are likely to enjoy this book if you regularly make yourself miserable and appreciate self-depreciating humor. Overall, the book is insightful insofar as it identifies some thought patterns associated with anxiety and poor self-esteem.
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
On of my friend gave me this book in a used book library and it is the best gift i have received in a long time. If it is your kind of humor you will love this book. The auteur gives advice to make your own life miserable and while reading you will keep telling yourself ''this is ridiculous, who would do such things, ever?'' and then you get to a point in the book and go ''Oh, I do this''. That is the moment the book gets hilarious when it makes you realize some of the things you do that are com ...more
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mondom, mint egy átlagos mazochista olvasó. Sajnos, nem volt hasznos ez a könyv, mivel épp a forditott effektust hozta.
Ez rövid volt. Jó kis biznisz-antipszichológia, amely (ironikus, mi?) nem is annyira vicces, ha körülnézünk.
May 02, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
If you've ever felt "poor pity me" - this book will snap you out of it with a jolt of laughter!
Aaron Badgley
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read the 1996 21st Anniversary edition. So funny, and very very useful.
Feb 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Viele gute Vorschläge um sich endlich mal wieder schlecht zu fühlen.
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quite the humorous little book!
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Dan's 73 books have been published in 24 countries.
His adult best-sellers include EXES, LOVE KILLS, HOW TO BE A JEWISH MOTHER, HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF MISERABLE, and HOW TO AVOID LOVE AND MARRIAGE. How to be a Jewish Mother sold several million copies. It and How to Make Yourself Miserable were in print for 30 years and were on Publishers Weekly’s list of all-time bestselle
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