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The tale of twins One is the golden boy, bright, he has it going from the time he s born The other, the author of this book, is always ill, a late bloomer, a bit of a dullard Outside of one test in grade school, where the second is tested as smarter than the first, the second twin really never wins This is the story mostly of that second twin, going with the flow, optimizing his underachiever life trajectory You can tell the story itself is a downer It is I did not appreciate the story or The tale of twins One is the golden boy, bright, he has it going from the time he s born The other, the author of this book, is always ill, a late bloomer, a bit of a dullard Outside of one test in grade school, where the second is tested as smarter than the first, the second twin really never wins This is the story mostly of that second twin, going with the flow, optimizing his underachiever life trajectory You can tell the story itself is a downer It is I did not appreciate the story or the character But some of the lines in this book are the funniest sentences I have read A typical description Underneath a tree on the grounds of the Divinity School I failed to kiss Missy Aronson, a submissive girl with shingles chronic pain informed the corners of her smile She hated me quietly, and refused my offer to walk her home If you like that kind of writing, you will like this book I did Long story short, this book was not as intriguing as I hoped it to be. I m stuck between three and four stars on this one.The case for three It s nothing really mind blowing, and the character isn t really someone you would want to hang around with It s also odd in that were it true, it would seembragging about one s faults It s not true however, so it almost seems like projecting some sort of angry motive into laze Or none of these thingswhich is the case for four starsI can t really figure out how I feel about the book Things are very blurred tog I m stuck between three and four stars on this one.The case for three It s nothing really mind blowing, and the character isn t really someone you would want to hang around with It s also odd in that were it true, it would seembragging about one s faults It s not true however, so it almost seems like projecting some sort of angry motive into laze Or none of these thingswhich is the case for four starsI can t really figure out how I feel about the book Things are very blurred together, and even the second part of my nearly bulleted thoughts on the matter have failed If you re confusedit must be good Just added as the next Book Club Book.This book was only 149 pages, but I just couldn t get interested I had to skim the end because it was due back to the library. A one sit cover to cover reading of this hilarious classic of William s uncompleted diary honestly chronicling his underachievement in every activity of his life from birth A satirically worthy addition to the canon of honest reflection on coasting through life doing not much such as Goncharov s Oblomov and Proust s la recherche du Temps Perdu. Short but surprising I hadn t realized that it mostly set in West Cambridge and his send up of the neighborhood is at times laugh out loud funny The first 1 3 of the book from the perspective of a baby is insanely brilliant One of my favorite sentences is on page 4 I am lifted from my mother s arms to discover, for the first time, how solitude is really filled with other people, and I am unoriginal, a copy made from disparate parts some drunk idea my father had, a soft place inside my mo Short but surprising I hadn t realized that it mostly set in West Cambridge and his send up of the neighborhood is at times laugh out loud funny The first 1 3 of the book from the perspective of a baby is insanely brilliant One of my favorite sentences is on page 4 I am lifted from my mother s arms to discover, for the first time, how solitude is really filled with other people, and I am unoriginal, a copy made from disparate parts some drunk idea my father had, a soft place inside my mother s arguments for equal rights, organs and fluids, fireflies and stars |Free ⚆ An Underachiever's Diary ⚔ Meet William, a devout underachiever He enters life as the firstborn of identical twin boys It is the last time he will beat his overachieving brother Clive, or anyone else for that matter, at anything This is William s manifesto for the underachiever It is the chronicle of a lifetime of failure part diary and part handbook for self defeat At once corrosively funny and surprisingly tender, An Underachiever s Diary is a classic tale of perverse perseverance Darkly funny, almost sour. Such a terrific, very humorous start Such a terrible rest of the book Very disappointing. I bought this because I was interested in reading Anastas s recent memoir, Too Good to Be True, but I thought that, before reading his personal story, I should take the time read his most famous novel Wow, am I sorry I did A narrator who s evenloathesome than he s clearly intended to be misogynist, judgemental, dull A relentlessly one note, droning monologue The other characters sketchily drawn which is a shame, because they all seeminteresting than the narrator I tried approa I bought this because I was interested in reading Anastas s recent memoir, Too Good to Be True, but I thought that, before reading his personal story, I should take the time read his most famous novel Wow, am I sorry I did A narrator who s evenloathesome than he s clearly intended to be misogynist, judgemental, dull A relentlessly one note, droning monologue The other characters sketchily drawn which is a shame, because they all seeminteresting than the narrator I tried approaching this in a couple of ways First, I tried to see the narrator as an emblem of Generation X, the supposed slacker generation Yet if slackers really did exist and were not just a media creation, I think they felt as they did because they thought the world had failed their ideals This narrator doesn t have any ideals, except for always wanting to be with a beautiful woman even as he wanders around unshowered.Then I tried to tell myself that such a listless narrative is exactly what an underachiever would write, but honestly, an actual underachiever probably wouldn t bother to write down his story anyway, so that didn t work It certainly didn t make the book any less excruciating.At a certain point, the narrator tries to write an academic article that explores underachievers, and an excerpt of this article is included This is clearly the author s attempt to explain why the narrator, and the narrative, are the way they are It s interesting in a way, but none of it comes through in the actual character or narrative, so ultimately it s both clumsy and futile.Perhaps the question is whether we can care about a narrator enough to read an entire book about him, when he gives us no actual reason to care about him The answer is we can probably make it through 144 pages, but nothan that, and even that will make us resentful