Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The A-Z of Stuff

Title: The A-Z of Stuff

Author: David Fletcher

Genre: Humor, Nonfiction (Adult)

Rating: 3 out of 5 fairies

Where to buy: Amazon

Synopsis: It’s time for a remedy. It’s time to counter the avalanche of useless stuff with something really essential. And here it is: everything one could ever need to know in order to retain a hold on what life is really all about – in one easy-to-use compendium of wisdom: The A-Z of Stuff. 
This work has been painstakingly compiled – with no reference to sensitivities, accuracy or fairness – to provide its readers with all the indispensable stuff they will ever need. So, whether it is an explanation of the flaws of democracy, a demolition of the principle of ‘human rights’, a treatise on the scourge of testosterone or a review of the unavoidable hilarity of sex, it can all be found within the pages of The A-Z. 

Presented in an easy-to-read, concise format, The A-Z educates and entertains at the same time. With a large helping of humour and some snappy doggerel, it is an invaluable mine of information, but one that doesn’t take itself entirely seriously – or at all! 
The A-Z of Stuff will win over all those who are almost continuously distracted by the unimportant stuff, and equip them instead with all that is really important – and, no doubt, with some nourishing food for thought…

About the Author: David Fletcher was born in Rugby. He attended the University of Birmingham and graduated with a degree in Chemistry. David then trained as a Chartered Accountant at Touche Ross, which later become Deloitte, where he rose to Partner. He is now retired. He has published fourteen other books with Matador, the most recent of these being Marmite, Bites and Noisy Nights (in Zambia) (2014), The Country-cides of Namibia and Botswana (2015) and First Choose Your Congo (2016).

Review: A cheeky and at times, funny (at times rather long winded), collection of insightful essays. It was hard to tell if the author was attempting sarcasm in certain parts, or if the whole work was meant to be completely serious. I think I would have appreciated this more had I shared a nationality with the author or at least followed British politics.