Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant, Joel Golby
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Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant

Author: Joel Golby

Narrator: Joel Golby

Unabridged: 7 hr 23 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 03/05/2019

Genre: Social Science - Popular Culture

Synopsis

By the popular Vice contributor, a collection of full-throated appreciations, elaborate theories, and unflinching recollections

Joel Golby's writing for Vice and The Guardian, with its wry observation and naked self-reflection, has brought him a wide and devoted following. Now, in his first book, he presents a blistering collection of new and newly expanded essays--including the achingly funny viral hit "Things You Only Know When Both Your Parents Are Dead." In these pages, he travels to Saudi Arabia, where he acts as a perplexed bystander at a camel pageant; offers a survival guide for the modern dinner party (i.e. how to tactfully escape at the first sign of an adult board game); and gets pitted head-to-head, again and again, with an unpredictable, unpitying subspecies of Londoner: the landlord.

Through it all, he shows that no matter how cruel the misfortune, how absurd the circumstance, there's always the soft punch of a lesson tucked within. This is a book for anyone who overshares, overthinks, has ever felt lost or confused--and who wants to have a good laugh about it.

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