Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Guide?!?!?! For lil' ol' me?

I didn't know there was a handbook! I've been winging it and all along there has been a rod on which I could grasp for guidance to Lowering the Bar!!!
Lower the bar. (I've done that!) Turn it down a notch. (just moved the dial back to SLOW & STEADY) Get off the Stairmaster. (Ok.) The Underachiever's Manifesto is the playfully persuasive pocket guide to living life to the least and loving it. With sharp humor (I love to laugh) and genuine wisdom, (smart works, too)this welcome little book extols the fabulous (note, FABULOUS...) benefits of underachievement in our overextended society. A witty introduction makes the case for the right amount of effort a lot less than we've been led to believe. Ten (1 for each finger!) principles of underachievement establish the basics (#8: The tallest blade of grass is the surest to be cut); and practical applications (it's a "HOW-TO? I am in love!) show how mediocrity is the key to happiness at work, in relationships, dieting, exercise, investment, and more. Devilishly enlisting examples from philosophy, economics, science, and good common sense, The Underachiever's Manifesto is a lighthearted, life-changing rallying call for those who dare to do less and enjoy more.
A Guide?!?!?! For lil' ol' me? Feel like joining a book club? Anyone? I'll make tee shirts!


kourtney said...

Are you going by an alias? Did you write this in secret on your road to lowering the bar?

kourtney said...

Oh and I'm Emma Woodhouse.

Chrissy said...

Love your realistic example to all of us! Your blog always makes me smile. I also loved the Austen Quiz! I'm an Elinor Dashwood.

Jess said...

Okay that is funny! Can I get a copy. I would love to be in the book club.
I love being mediocre-- no one expects too much and when you do something fantastic it earns more praise than usual. It's really the best of both worlds :)


Bevany said...

I can't believe that's really a book. Hilarious! I'm sure I am doing most of the things in it already.