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Yes Man by Danny Wallace
We read this book while driving to work And laughed there and back again! Yes Man by Daniel Wallace a bestseller!
Whenever I think of this book, I will forever hear the story in my son's voice.
Why? Well, for a few months before he went off on his travels again (this time to India), and had a job, he got a lift with me each day. It's a bit of a drive, some 15 miles or so which doesn't sound that much, but then you haven't factored in that much dreaded T word ....TRAFFIC. It can turn a simple drive into an epic journey!
One morning, my son read some article or other to me while we were driving and we both thought this is such a good idea! We'll read a book to pass the time - well, he would to me as I drove. And the book he chose was .... Yes Man.
The best choice ever as the story is so funny, we laughed all the way going to work and all the way home. What's more, we looked forward to the daily drive, so we could hear more of Danny's book!
In fact some days we would sit in the car until Harrington had read to the end of the current chapter. We had to have the car light on in the end as the evenings were beginning to get darker.
Eventually, time began running out before the end of the book, as the day of his flight to India drew nearer. The last few days he even read a few chapters indoors! It was that good a book, we wanted to hear the end of Danny's epic yes quest.
What happened next?
Well, the final chapter was read; we'd got the end of the book and to the end of our shared daily drives that took us to work and back again.
Harrington left for his adventure in India - and that's another story!
Do you know, somehow driving to work for me hasn't been the laugh it once was.
Get your child to read to you when you're in the car!
1. It's great bonding time
2. Their reading will improve dramatically
3. And you'll share some amazing stories and laughs along the way.
One little word CAN change your life ... forever!
It did for Danny Wallace when he became the Yes Man!
Danny Wallace had been saying no. Far too much. No to his friends, no to his colleagues, no to nights out and no to himself. And life was dull. Dumped by his girlfirend and on a road to nowhere, it was only when a mystery man on a late night bus uttered three magic words that his whole world started to change ...
... 'SAY YES MORE.'
Reading is such a relaxing past time and when you can have a good chuckle over what you're reading, it's the best Stress Buster out!
This is one of the funniest books I've read in ages. And yet in spite of the humorous twists and slightly mad turns the story takes, there's an underlying message as well!
Can you imagine saying YES to every single thing you're asked?
What would happen to YOUR life if you began saying yes to EVERYTHING as Danny did!
Say Yes More
And Danny did. He said yes to his friends, yes to strangers, yes to adverts ... yes to everything!
If you need a good laugh - this is the book!
Danny Wallace has written one of the funniest stories I've read in ages.
His writing is funny, witty with the typically understated British humour; but also has a surprising philosophical soulful side plus a dash of romance, creating a wonderful book.
Not only will you laugh out loud at the twists and slightly mad turns that Danny's life takes once he begins saying yes more, you will begin thinking about your own life story and how those three magic words might change things for you too!
You can't imagine what happened to Danny's life when he said YES
Danny got an email asking if he would like to be a minister - of course he said Yes!
He bumped into his ex-girlfriend who was going on a first date - got invited along and had to say YES.
You'll have to read the book to find out the good, the bad and the weird things that happened to Danny's life when he said Yes.
Read by the author himself! - It's an Audio Book too
Listen to Danny Wallace read his own story!
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Three little words - simple little words; but they changed Danny Wallace's life forever!
Danny Wallace's Yes Man - Will you be saying Yes more?
Read this book now for a good laugh (a great stress buster).
But it's also a book that offers more - there's food for thought here too!
Well, you've read this master piece ... I hope? Are you ready to be adventurous and say YES more?
Yes Man starring Jim Carey
Completely different to one of the funniest book ever ... but still a very funny movie
More books by Danny Wallace
Did you know Danny Wallace started a cult ... by accident!
Before he wrote Yes Man, Danny wrote Join Me, the true story of a man who started a cult by accident .
The Daily Mail describes it as one of the funniest stories you will ever read!
Danny Wallace was generally bored when he attended the funeral of his uncle Gallus, a man who had attempted to start a commune in post-war Switzerland. Only three people had joined him. So as a kind of tribute and intrigued as to what might happen, Danny placed an advert in a London newspaper asking for people to join him. Amazingly they did…
Join Me is Danny’s account of how he accidentally started a cult (or collective as he prefers to call it), how over 200 people joined him before he had decided what it was they were joining and how hundreds more joined him once he had. Crucially, it’s also about how he kept it from his girlfriend.
Danny Wallace links - Check these interesting sites out to discover more
- Danny Wallace Website
Discover more about this creative award winning writer
- Join Me
Danny Wallace writes: I'm thrilled to say that this year is the 10th Anniversary of Join Me. I can't believe it's still going strong, with new joinees signing up from all over the globe every single week. We've got some pretty cool plans in the pi