Saturday, 2 June 2012
Book Review: Yes Man by Danny Wallace
Hello dears! Since this is only my second book review yet, I think it's safe to say that I completely failed at my attempt of reading at least a book a month this year! Though it took me a long time to get through Yes Man, I've thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
I was looking forward to reading this book before I'd even got stuck into it because I'd heard lots of good things about it, previously read a fantastic book by Danny Wallace's comedian friend and of course, seen the movie starring Jim Carey that is very loosely based on the book. I can say that I was definitely not disappointed either.
I really enjoyed Danny Wallace's humorous personal style of writing - the book is almost like an extremely detailed diary, with a photo to accompany each new chapter and some excerpts from his actual diary too. You really identify with him throughout the book, and though he paints a bit of a sappy character of himself - you really want him to succeed in his mission of "Yes"!
Yes Man was a pretty motivational story that really does a good job of showing you the power of positive thinking. It's almost like it's a self help book subtly disguised as a true to life story. I'm not the sort of person who usually buys into all that self help nonsense but many times while reading this book I found myself wondering what my life would be like if I just said yes more too.
If you're after a funny and easy-to-read feel good story for the summer months, then this is definitely a book worth considering!
Have you read Yes Man, or any other books by Danny Wallace? ♥