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How to Be Unlucky by Joshua Gibbs
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it was amazing
bookshelves: future-rereading, philosophy, literary-commentary, christian-living, education, best-of-2020


I'm half-tempted to say this was the best book I read this year. Because of the recency bias involved in that (I just finished it last night), I'll avoid doing so. But this was a truly superb and thought-provoking look at what it means to find our happiness in the pursuit of virtue as opposed to the spinning wheels of fortune.

It's hard to know quite how to describe this book. Is it a memoir? Is it a reflection & analysis of Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy? Is it a work on classical education? Is it a practical book on Christian living? In some ways, it's all of the above. In some ways, none of those descriptions quite sums it up.

Needless to say, I hope to be thinking about the ideas contained in this book for quite some time.

Rating: 4.5 Stars (Excellent).
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Reading Progress

October 18, 2019 – Shelved
October 18, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
December 27, 2020 – Started Reading
December 31, 2020 –
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December 31, 2020 – Shelved as: future-rereading
December 31, 2020 – Shelved as: philosophy
December 31, 2020 – Shelved as: literary-commentary
December 31, 2020 – Shelved as: christian-living
December 31, 2020 – Shelved as: education
December 31, 2020 – Shelved as: best-of-2020
December 31, 2020 – Finished Reading

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